G2 event

Sure, a picture may be worth 1,000 words, but we can do better. LG is unveiling its new G2 Android smartphone on Wednesday in New York City, and we're here in the Big Apple to get up-close and personal with the Korean manufacturer's latest.

Our liveblog kicks off at 11 a.m. EDT (probably a tad early), so ease on past the break and join us. And we've got our usual chatroom set up as well, so you can gab alongside us.

See y'all Wednesday morning!

 
There are 64 comments

ne0ne says:

I know what I'm waking up early to do. Always fun to follow an unveiling.

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Hunter Petit says:

+1

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Connor Mason says:

I agree. Motorola let me down with the lack of a livestream.

toonhead85 says:

Who's excited.

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KingGinger55 says:

*Raises hand* squeals like little girl

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drokssilva says:

Agreeed

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Hunter Petit says:

+1

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mcgowan398 says:

Sweet, I'll be watching during my lunch break.

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return_0 says:

Nexus 5 specs announcement tomorrow! :P

Orion78 says:

Let's hope so.

ultrrairon says:

yup thats what im waiting for i need that low price tag

guinnkevinr says:

Or at least a Google Edition of this thing.

Yup that's why I'm watching

NoNexus says:

Yes because we know LG is making the next Nexus for sure.

Oh right we don't know anything of the sort. Not even a rumor.

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return_0 says:

Oh wait- there have been lots of leaks saying the N5 will be based on the G2.

NoNexus says:

you got me - oh wait - rumors and idol speculation, not one seriously credible "leak" site says it.

Personally, I think it will be based on this, but lets let something credible come out

gregmcph says:

"To me, you are perfect"

That line never works. She always knows I'm after something.

gregmcph says:

Or I'm saying it immediately after saying "No, your bum doesn't look big in that".

Slaytor Z says:

I'm looking forward to it, but if the rumours are true and it is 5.2" screen, then that's too big. 5" should be the maximum size for smartphones. Any larger than that up to 6.4" is a phablet.

I am with you on that 5.2" is too big. However, it really depends on the width.
If LG G2 is not wider than SGS4, than 5.2" will be fine. Also, please note that those 0.2" will be occupied by on-screen buttons, so "workable" screen will be no larger than SGS4 screen.

Johnny Z says:

It's only 1/8" wider and 1/8" taller than a GNex, yet .55" bigger screen.

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Orion78 says:

Oh stop complaining. You can handle it.

NoNexus says:

Thats what I said to her!

Slaytor Z says:

I'm not complaining. Just stating my opinion. Otherwise I'm sure it'll be great.

MERCDROID says:

This.

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Hunter Petit says:

I totally agree. My ideal spot for phones is 4.5-4.8 inches. 5.0 inches tops.

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Droid Stew says:

Agreed. If you want a screen larger than 5 inches then just buy a tablet (nexus 7).

Amazing how fast tech moves. My contract is finally up on my S2 on Sprint and I was just looking at the optimus g . Now I might wait

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the1m.polo says:

Yes wait!

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NoNexus says:

yeah don't rush until after this next crop of phones come out.

NoNexus says:

wait until at least September 30th for the Honami announcement

green_comet says:

Can't wait! Catch the live stream of the event via youtube. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQLLee2vMFk

ne0ne says:

Just what I was looking for. Too bad I can't stream it on my Chromecast. Boooo

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+1

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deecoop0351 says:

Lg is truly underrated this is going to be a great phone.

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guinnkevinr says:

This better not be as much of a let down as the moto x nonsense last week.

NoNexus says:

You already know what it is, what it looks like and most of the specs. The only thing left is the software. Cannot get too disappointed there. LG skin on 4.2.x

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I don't think there was any nonsense to it at all. I think people misread the press release about it all. Motorola even said, their first device would be on the mid ranged side of things. Also, the phone looks great while in use. There isn't any lag or stutter. Again many tech heads out there have all stated that. The quad core and 2 gigs of ram is just overkill. Software has been something that hasn't been really worked on.

ameadows252 says:

I don't think there are a whole lot of people upset about the specs on the Moto X. Motorola made it pretty clear before the unveiling that it was a midrange phone. I think people were mostly upset about the $199 for a midrange phone, combined with the customization options being locked down to one carrier.

NoNexus says:

Everything I read said it was their new flagship phone. Not mid-range. I think people threw that word around once the specs started leaking out

rootedVette says:

I don't even consider it midrange, other than the screen. People need to realize that it being dual core doesn't matter here, because it has two extra processors that much of the work gets offloaded to. Unless you are using your phone to hash a rainbow table, you won't miss those two extra cores.

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guinnkevinr says:

Just reading through all the teasers for this phone and Official LG tweets, somehow this thing is going to learn from me. Hopefully there are some insane software abilities with it.

Cokerf1 says:

That's sound right Bro I can t wait.. Holding out....

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quailallstar says:

Would any of you guys import the Optimus Pro G and get that over this?

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quailallstar says:

By this I mean the white one from Asia which I think differs from the AT&T version?

droidhead_1 says:

Not with this coming out so soon.

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kingjames924 says:

I swear I was on the g2.lgmobile.com site, and I was watching the presentation, and got kicked off.....those were some the greatest 2 minutes I've experienced. That phone is gonna be awesome.

geoff5093 says:

Hasn't Google used a new manufacturer for each Nexus phone?

zhecht says:

The Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus would beg to differ.

The current score is:
HTC - 1
Samsung - 2 (3 if you include tablets)
LG - 1
Asus - 0 (2 if you include tablets)

codiusprime says:

Never been a huge fan of LG Android phones but the leaked design of the G2 is very intriguing. I'm looking forward to the event.

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1ll1TERAT3 says:

So, I've heard this is supposed to be the sister of the Nexus 4?

NoNexus says:

More like 2nd cousin on the N4's Mothers side

mzanette says:

This phone is going to be beastly with those specs, just hope battery life is under control, no point in having a beast that only lasts 6 hours.

MarkSeven says:

I'm glad they got rid of the glass back..

kcsween74 says:

This had better be good...

VW Maverick says:

If the rumors are true that this will be running on Sprint's Tri-Band network, I am really interested. :)

kcsween74 says:

Ok, I'm out, CNET is livestreaming the event...#ACFail.

dplane says:

That's a bit dickish. CNET has a lot more resources at its disposal so not really fair to give ac crap for that.

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rahsaanabdul says:

No disrespect to anyone here but how much difference do you think there is between 5 and 5.2 inches? If 5 or 5.2 inches is too big maybe you should get an iPhone or a smaller android?

the1m.polo says:

You have plenty of of options... Gs4 mini htc one mini.. If you're up on Verizon sorry they have the DROID line up... And he'll if you like iphone go for it.... But u have plenty of of options

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TechZOnline says:

6PM here, nice time to watch an event like this.

mzanette says:

That choir ringtone was hilarious:

"Pick up your phone, ring ring ring, pick up your phone"

yankeesusa says:

No battery life, price or release date, bummer. I hope it does run on sprint triband. if it does I'm giving sprint till january or feb of next year before I decide to leave.

phonesplurt says:

Nice shots from the front row on this post. The battery life sure would've been nice to know, especially since there was so much bragging over the mAh amount and how "dense" the battery is. Also the audio thing makes me wonder, is it gonna mean much to the end user?
I made my own nutshell story of this event: http://phonesplurt.blogspot.fi/2013/08/lg-g2-event-illustrated-nutshell....