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LG’s new Wireless Audio lineup

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in LG, News | 0 comments

LG’s new Wireless Audio lineup

LG Electronics and Wireless Audio. Not the first thing that comes to everyone’s minds when they think of LG. To a layman, LG is a company that manufactures Phones, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, and other home appliances. But that changed at IFA Berlin this year. LG announced that they’d be releasing the Music Flow P5 and the SoundPop 360, both developed for the consumer who wanted portability and sound quality. The Music Flow P5 supports LG’s auto Music play feature which begins playing music automatically when a source comes into range. Its battery lasts for 15 hours of continuous playback, and it looks pretty darn good. Its compelling design and versatility make it very appealing. On the other hand, the SoundPop 360 (Quite a weird name, isn’t it?) is designed to be super portable. LG says the design was inspired by a coffee tumbler, helping it fit into daily life. Blending well with any furniture or appliance, the SoundPop 360 is a great fit for any interior design. The battery lasts 20 hours of continuous playback. The sound quality packs a punch, and the small body ensures it fits into any backpack or handbag, for ultimate portability.   Both these devices feature Multi Point, which lets two devices connect simultaneously and share music. Dual play allows listeners to connect two LG bluetooth speakers to the same mobile device, for stereo mode or a Dual room setup.   LG are yet to announce the pricing, but we predict it’ll be in line with existing players in the market, like the Bose Soundlink Mini and the Beats...

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Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in HTC, LG, Motorola, News, Oppo, Samsung, Sony | 0 comments

Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?

  A note sent to app developers which was obtained by Android Police informs developers that the Software Development Kit for Android 5.0 is now available. It further advises developers that they can start working and testing their apps on the Android 5.0 platform. It concludes by revealing that Android 5.0 will be available to consumers starting 3rd November. Considering both the Nexus 9 and the new Nexus 6 will be available starting early November, this is quite predictable. Both of them will come preloaded with Android 5.0, and it makes sense for Google to push the update out to earlier devices at this time too. As we have seen in the past, Google’s own Nexus devices will be the first to get the update, followed by the Google Play devices. HTC has also confirmed that the One M8 and One M7 will be getting the update worldwide, “Within 90 days of the software release from Google”. Motorola has also confirmed that they’ll be releasing the update later this year for their phones. Thanks to the new Material design, Android 5.0 lollipop has a whole new look and feel to it, making it a significant update over Kit Kat. The big question is, will your device get it? The list below shows the phones that have been confirmed to get the update (Though we can’t guarantee a timeline at this point): GOOGLE Nexus 4 Nexus 5 Nexus 7 (2012) Nexus 7 (2013) Nexus 10 GOOGLE PLAY EDITION HTC One (M7) HTC One (M8) Samsung Galaxy S4 Moto G Sony Z Ultra LG G Pad 8.3 ANDROID ONE Micromax Canvas A1 Spice Dream UNO Karbonn Sparkle V MOTOROLA Motorola Moto X Moto X 2nd Gen. Moto G Moto G 4G LTE Moto G 2nd Gen Moto E Droid Ultra Droid Maxx Droid Mini  SONY Xperia Z Xperia ZL Xperia ZR Xperia Z1 Xperia Z1s Xperia Z Ultra Xperia Z1 Compact Xperia Z2 Xperia Z2 Tablet Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact HTC One (M7) One (M8) One mini One mini 2 NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet XOLO Xolo One ONEPLUS OnePlus One LG G3 G2 Samsung has not yet made it clear which of it’s devices will be getting the update. The Note 4, Note 3, Galaxy S5, and the Galaxy S4 should be getting it, if rumors are to be believed. If not, well, there’s always XDA Will you be waiting for the official update, or will you be flashing a Lollipop based rom beforehand? Let us know in the comments...

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LG G3: An Overview

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Gadgets, LG, Phones | 0 comments

LG G3: An Overview

‘It shoots video in 4K, sir’. This statement pretty much sealed the deal when I was checking out phones yesterday at a store. I walked in expecting to get a One M8, and instead walked out with a Brand new LG G3. At 534 PPI and a whopping resolution of 1440 x 2560, the G3 easily has one of the best displays in the market right now. LG G3’s screen is, quite obviously, crisp and text, videos and games appear extremely sharp. The display is bright, colours appear quite natural, identifying individual pixels is nigh impossible, and sunlight legibility is great. Viewing angles, however, are not great and viewing LG G3’s screen from the sides shows definite colour loss. With a top-notch smartphone, you get top-end hardware. Apart from the best-in-class display, you get a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3,000mAh battery, 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 2.1MP front camera and all the standard connectivity features, including infrared and NFC. It even has wireless charging support and Dolby mobile for enhanced sound.  The LG G3 takes design cues from it’s predecessor. But instead of the glossy plastic from last year, LG has now gone for the brushed metal look. My White version has a textured feel on the back. The design language followed by LG is called Floating Arc. Therefore, the phone is characterized by a curvy design. The back panel is arched, so holding it is very comfortable. You can see slight curves on the edges as well. The design is pleasing to the eye. With the G3, LG has once again positioned the volume and power keys on the back. Just below the camera are the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons, with the Power key between them. The volume keys features a textured pattern this time around, while the Power button is circular. These new designs for the buttons look good and make finding the keys with the finger easier.             The Quick Circle case is also a pretty great accessory. It kind of reminds me of the Motorola Razr series. Obviously putting it on is pretty easy, just slide it in. And by default the Quick circle functionality should be turned on. If you’ve turned it off, it’s easy to turn it back on. Just head into Settings > General and flip the toggle to on for Quick Circle Case. Through the window you are able to view the time, and the weather. The LG G3 has a 13MP camera with laser-assisted autofocus, OIS+ and dual-tone LED flash.The laser-assisted autofocus makes its camera the fastest among smartphones. The effect, however, is great and you can capture a whole event without ever missing any important shot. OIS+ makes capturing moments while moving better too, and with G3, the difference is apparent as shaky hands do not result in blurred shots. The LED flash is very powerful and photos in lowlight conditions light up, but are overprocessed in bright areas and grainy in dark ones. The selfie mode is pretty good and you can activate it by placing your hand in front of the camera and then make a fist to capture the selfie. The phone touches up selfies by placing the viewfinder on a white background, and images appear a bit...

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Sprint rolls out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 5 users

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Asus, LG, News, Phones, Tablets | 0 comments

Sprint rolls out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 5 users

Sprint has announced the release of a firmware update for its Nexus 5 users which features ‘Misc Android updates’ and a build version number that matches the previously rumoured build number of Android 4.4.3 KitKat. The update is currently rolling out to users in the US. The firmware update goes by the build name KTU8AF (KTU8 was the previously speculated Android 4.4.3 build number for the Nexus 5), and enables the device to work on Sprint’s LTE network on bands 26 and 41. The network operator on support page mentions that the update will be available starting 14 April and will be rolled out completely to other users in stages. With Android 4.4.3, Google has reportedly fixed problems with data connection loss, random reboots, missed calls and various camera bugs. Other than existing bug fixing, the Android 4.4.3 is said to not bring anything new in terms of features and UI interface. So far, the update has not been listed on Google’s factory Images for Nexus devices page, but it is speculated that it will soon be available to other users in U.S, as the ‘KTU’ text code is usually used for all the Nexus 5 unlocked U.S variants. The Update is currently available only for the Nexus line of devices (Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2012 and 2013) and Google Play edition devices will receive this update soon. As always, the update is being DogFooded to users, so you may receive the update a couple of days later than the other user. Have you updated yet? Comment down below if you notice any significant changes! UPDATE: Sprint has now removed the mention of the Android 4.4.3 update from their website. No one has reported getting the KTU84F update, which was supposed to roll out on Monday, April 14th.   Whether Sprint was ahead of themselves in posting this, or something went technically wrong and Google stopped the update, is not known. But the update can’t be too far away, seeing that Sprint had actually posted it on their support page.  ...

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dbrand Nexus 5 Skin Review!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Gadgets, LG, Manufacturer | 0 comments

dbrand Nexus 5 Skin Review!

dbrand is a Canadian company, which makes some excellent skins for devices. They call themselves the ‘Boss of Vinyl Skins’. I got a chance to check out a couple of their skins for the Nexus 5, and this is my experience with them. Installing the skins is easy. And by easy, I mean VERY easy. dbrand provide some amazing tutorials  on their own website on how to install them on your device. In my case, (Me being an Eager Beaver) I got it wrong once, but I was able to peel it off and reapply it, with no issues. I have always been a case person. Don’t get me wrong, I love how a naked device feels in my hand, but I’m always scared of scratching the camera lens, or dropping the phone. This is probably the second time I’m trying skins, ever. This skin for my phone is really super thin, adding no bulk whatsoever to the phone, and is the closest you’ll get to the stock feel with extra protection. Dbrand provide 2 screen protectors along with their skins. The installation video here tells you everything you need to apply them. Be aware though, do not install the skin on top of an existing screen protector. As you can see, they also provide a small piece for the camera lens, which got rid of my phobia of scratching it. I don’t think the skin will be of any help if you drop your device, but for everyday use, this is perfect. Dbrand sent me a black titanium, as well as a white carbon fiber skin. The black titanium looks the best, in my opinion. It has an actual brushed metal feel to it, all the while retaining your phones original shape and size. I have been using this for the past few days, and have had quite a few people asking me what this is, and have got some looks as well. This really stands out from the crowd I installed the white skin on another nexus 5, just to give you a comparison of the two. The white skin feels like carbon fiber, which I don’t like as much as the titanium. But having the white skin is the only way you can make the front of your nexus 5 white. Dbrand has lots of other options too, like Wood, colors, leather and, my all time favorite, Black Carbon Fiber. If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen any of the sides, its because dbrand are working on a revision of their side pieces. They want to support the larger speaker holes, as well as cutout the Sim tray area, which was not accessible with their previous generation skins. As we get to the end of this review, I just want to sum up the pros and con’s of this skin: Pros: – Provide a custom look to your Nexus 5 – Stand out from the crowd – Excellent scratch protection, while adding no bulk – Amazing feel in the hand, especially the titanium The only con I can think of, is the fact that it won’t give you any drop protection. If you are among those who use their phones as Frisbees, you might want to steer clear. Readers can get a 15% discount off your order for...

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LG Optimus F3 – Australian Availability and Pricing

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in LG, News, Phones | 0 comments

LG Optimus F3 – Australian Availability and Pricing

The latest budget handset from LG, the Optimus F3, has made its way to the Australian market. The Optimus F3 will be available to purchase for an outright price of $249. This device will be a Telstra-Prepaid exclusive, and will sport 4G to take advantage of the network. Packing the Optimus F3 is a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qual-comm Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 305 graphics card, 1GB of RAM, 2,460 mAh battery. The specifications are very similar to the F5 which we reviewed on the channel except you get a better GPU on the F3. It will be running Android 4.1.2 Jellybean with LG’s custom UI featuring most applications from their flagship device such as: ·         Rainbow LED Home Button indicator: Provides a variety of colour options around the central ‘home key’ that change depending on what is happening on the device. Flashing alerts in different colours signal incoming calls emails and messages so that the user can easily see what is happening at a glance. ·         QSlide 2.0:  Users can run up to two application windows on top of an existing open application, and overlay the apps on top of each other for convenient multitasking. Each overlayed app can be adjusted in size and transparency as needed for greater efficiency and functionality. ·         QuickMemo™:  Lets users add their own creative commentary to pictures or screenshots with the swipe of a finger, and then share via social media, email, or SMS. ·         Quiet Mode: Helps users specify times to disable notifications for calls and messages or help manage incoming calls from specific contacts in the phone book. ·         Beauty Shot:  Provides an added feature to the normal images taken with the camera to enhance your photos to improve their appearance. ·         Time Catch Shot: Time Catch Shot is a feature that buffers photos when in camera mode allowing you to effectively go back in time, up to 2 seconds, and select images to keep that you would have otherwise missed. The LG Optimus F3 will be available from this month through Telstra stores and Telstra retail partners including Leading Edge and FoneZone. Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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LG G2 Australian Availability

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in LG, News, Phones | 0 comments

LG G2 Australian Availability

The long awaited (in Australia) smartphone from LG, the G2 will finally make its Australian debut next week, 4th November through Optus retail stores. It will be on post-paid with $5 hand repayments on a $50 Optus My Plan and $2 on a $60 plan. You will also be able to purchase it outright at retail partners including Allphones, Disk Smith, Harvey Norman and JB Hifi for an RRP of $649 for 16 GB version and $699 for 32 GB version, you can also get it cheaper on MobiCity by going here. Just to refresh your memory if you forgot about the specifications and features (or if you have no clue) – The display is something to be excited about. It has a 5.2 – inch 1080p Full HD IPS display with 423 ppi and 400-nit brightness. It has a great form factor, thanks to its small bezels, slimmer and thinner design. There is a 13MP camera too with OIS technology, or optical image stabilisation which means you will now be able to film smoother videos, that is something that really needs to be standard on all smartphones! A major feature that stands out to me or any audiophile is the capability of playing 24 bit x 192 Khz audio!  This is a major improvement from the current smartphone standard of 16 bit x 41 Khz. It’s also better than most CD, and mp3 players that we also listen too! It also takes a few of the features from the HTC One and Galaxy S4 and expands on them.  With “Quickremote” it can be used as a remote, but it is also a learner remote learning from your conventional remote. It can be customized to operate multiple devices, and use flexible layouts and keys. The battery is also utilizing the “Step Design” that we saw last week in the Motorola X.  This design helps to yield larger battery specs in a slimmer form factor.  The G2 has a 3000 mAh battery enhanced with Silicon Oxide Plus technology for efficient power consumption.  Unfortunately, most Android users experience a lack of power especially if they are power users so this feature is very welcomed. We already have our review unit so definitely stay tuned on our YouTube channel for the full review. Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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New Nexus 5 Renders

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in LG, News, Phones | 0 comments

New Nexus 5 Renders

Nexus 5 -1 Nexus 5 – 2 Nexus 5 – 3 Earlier this week we reported the leaked Nexus 5 that was shown in a Google video during the unveiling of the latest Android statue. While we all know that Google will be releasing the latest Nexus smartphone later this year, we’re just going to have to wait until Google unveils it. There are plenty of leaked photos and rendering going around the internet but the latest renders comes from Vovicon (Reddit User). The renders are stunning and certainly close to the one we saw in the video, well as for the back of the phone anyway. There are three different renders, the first was from his own idea, the second were based from suggestions where he replaced the camera lens with the one from the latest Nexus 7 and last but not the least it was compared to the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus. What do you think of these renders? Would you buy the Nexus 5 when it comes out? Let us know! Source: Reddit Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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Nexus 4 Price Drop

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in LG, News, Phones | 0 comments

Nexus 4 Price Drop

    The Nexus 4 is one the most popular smartphones in the market until now – not only because of the price but the fact it has stock Android installed – you are getting all the Android OS goodness. It has been out for quite a while now and even though it doesn’t have the best hardware components as to some of the high end smartphones today, this is still a powerful device, enough to run any applications and operating system smoothly. If you are thinking of getting a Nexus 4 then now is the time as Google reduced the pricing of the Nexus 4 by $100 which means for an 8GB model you will only need to pay $249 AUD plus shipping. Keep in mind that we may see the Nexus 5 later this year which is the reason why Google reduced the price. But even you buy it, there really is nothing to regret buying this phone. Why? Because it’s a BARGAIN! I have been using the Nexus 4 for quite some time now and I really love its form factor and its overall built. I believe that LG has done a great job with the device. Will you buy the Nexus 4 considering that it’s $100 cheaper? Or, would you rather wait for the Nexus 5? Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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