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4 years ago

LG G3 availability on U.S. carriers

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LG G3 availability on U.S. carriers

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The big four carriers commit to LG's latest flagship

LG has taken the wraps off of the brand new G3, the latest huge flagship from the Korean manufacturer, and U.S. carriers are already starting to commit to launching the phone. T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T will be carrying the LG G3, but of course we don't have any specifics on the pricing or availability for each carrier.

We do know that Sprint has an exclusive lock-up on the Shine Gold color, and will also be offering up HD Voice and Sprint Spark LTE on the LG G3. AT&T has no details on colors or features. Verizon says its G3 will be XLTE ready, but that's it. T-Mobile also lacks specifics, but is offering up a sweepstakes to give away one LG G3 "beta model" every day until the end of June. You can see all of the specifics and sign-ups from each carrier at the links below.

4 years ago

In pictures: LG G3 versus Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2

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In pictures: LG G3 versus Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2

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LG G3 vs competitors

We compare the four big Android phones of 2014 — including the just-announced LG G3

The LG G3 is official, and we've got our hands on LG's new, 5.5-inch, quad-HD-screened flagship smartphone. We've also brought along the three leading high-end Android phones — the metal-clad HTC One M8, Samsung's blockbusting Galaxy S5 and Sony's monolithic Xperia Z2. So head on past the break to find out what happens when we get the four big Android phones of 2014 in the same room together...

4 years ago

LG G3 hands-on

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LG G3 hands-on

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LG's brand new Android flagship puts an enormous, insanely sharp display in the palm of your hand

It was only a matter of time. The implacable march of smartphone progress has brought us a handset with more pixels than most HDTVs. The LG G3, LG's much-leaked follow-up to last year's G2, was announced today at events in London, New York and San Francisco. It's a phone which pushes the boundaries of smartphone screen size and resolution, while building on other areas of the G2's hardware.

LG joins a high-end Android market overflowing with strong competitors from the likes of HTC, Sony and local rival Samsung, but the Korean manufacturer will be hoping the G3's stand-out feature — that ridiculously large, super-high-res display — will turn heads when the phone launches this summer.

So now that we have the G3 in our hands, does it shape up? Head past the break for hands-on video, photos and our first impressions.

4 years ago

LG G Watch makes an appearance alongside the new LG G3

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LG G Watch makes an appearance alongside the new LG G3

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If you were watching today's livestream of the LG G3 announcement, you might have noticed this little gem — another brief appearance of the LG G Watch.

Still no word on when it'll actually be available, or what it's going to cost us. But that LG is showing it off remains a good sign.

4 years ago

The LG G3 is official — 5.5-inch 538ppi display, metallic skin and 13MP OIS camera

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The LG G3 is official — 5.5-inch 538ppi display, metallic skin and 13MP OIS camera

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And here it is, folks. The LG G3 — the latest in a line that began with the Optimus G (the "Optimus" name was retired with the G2, as you'll recall) and now continues with what you see here. Following some pretty extensive (but not all-inclusive) leaks, LG unveiled the G3 today in both London and New York with a huge level of hype.

The LG G3 is naturally a step forward in terms of specs and design from that of the G2, with a few neat features thrown in. We're looking at a 5.5-inch QHD (that's Quad HD, 2560 x 1440) display producing 538ppi, 3GB of RAM, 3000mAh battery, 16/32GB of storage and a 13MP OIS+ camera with a new "laser" focusing mode. On the design side, LG is claiming that the new arc design and metallic finish make the G3 easier to hold, even with the increased screen size.

4 years ago

LG G3 specs

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LG G3 specs

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LG's beastly G3 is finally official, and we've live in London to bring you full coverage of the phone's launch. But if it's just the specs you're after, you can head past the break and take a peek at the hardware inside LG's new flagship.

4 years ago

Galaxy S5 wireless charging: Everything you need to know

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Galaxy S5 wireless charging: Everything you need to know

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Samsung Galaxy S5 wireless charging

Looking for the best wireless charging options for your Galaxy S5? We can help.

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S5, wireless charging is where it's at. There are a few reasons for that. The first is convenience. Because of its IP67 rating for water resistance, the Galaxy S5 has a flap covering the microUSB port. You have to remove that flap any time you want to charge your phone. The second reason also is for convenience. It's simply easier to plop your Galaxy S5 down on a Qi-compatible charging pad.

There is a trade-off, of course. One is that your phone won't charge quite as quickly. The other is that the Qi-enabled wireless backs for the Galaxy S5 make the phone a little thicker.

We're tracking the best solutions for Galaxy S5 wireless charging.

So what's the best way to get wireless charging on your Galaxy S5? We're breaking it down piece by piece:

And there's plenty more on the way.

4 years ago

Hack the world with Watch Dogs mobile companion game 'ctOS'

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Hack the world with Watch Dogs mobile companion game 'ctOS'

Watch Dogs is a great-looking console and PC game that just came out, and alongside it is a companion game that allows mobile players to compete against others live online for free. Anyone on an Xbox, PlayStation, or PC plays as a vigilante bringing justice to a futuristic Chicago by hacking the world with their phone. Meanwhile, players on Android or iOS act as the police force, viewing the pursuit of the criminal from a bird's eye view.

4 years ago

Xec by RevJams review

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Xec by RevJams review

 

Call me old fashioned, but the words “audio” and “Bluetooth” together tend to scare me. I’m a child of a time where Bluetooth audio was a fantastic concept that failed to produce passable results. I’ve had one too many bad experiences with loss of fidelity, cut out audio, and interference – not the most pleasant experiences when you’re trying to listen to music.

4 years ago

Toshiba's Excite Go tablet aims low with $110 price tag

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Toshiba's Excite Go tablet aims low with $110 price tag

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Toshiba Excite Go Android tablet

Toshiba hasn't enjoyed much success in the tablet segment, a fact it is looking to change with the launch of its latest offering, the 7-inch Excite Go. Available in July for $109.99, the tablet is one of the most affordable slates from a major vendor.

4 years ago

Get ready for it ... June is #MobileFit Month!

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Get ready for it ... June is #MobileFit Month!

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We're gonna sweat it out this year, and you're coming along for the ride

We're looking forward to making June the month we dedicate to the intersection of technology and fitness. We're going to explore and highlight fitness, diet and health apps for your platform. We're going to explore accessories that help you get the most of your workout. We'll look at connected devices that will help you achieve your fitness goals. June is where we all get #MobileFit.

You'll find great content focused on fitness all month across iMore, Android Central, CrackBerry and Windows Phone Central. This year, #MobileFit will be hosted by Connectedly – our newest community dedicated to the next era of connected devices. Things like smartwatches and wearables are leading the current charge to the next generation of health and fitness, which is why we want to use Connectedly, and their forums, as our basecamp for fitness. You'll still find platform specific content on the site of your choice, but Connectedly is where we'll be hosting content that is more platform agnostic – like which pair of headphones will help you kick ass during your weekend. There you'll also find our #MobileFit Month forum where you can discuss anything and everything related to Mobile Fit during the month of June.

Mobile Fit doesn't officially start until June, but we figured we'd get the word out so you can get ready. We wanted to share a few of our plans for the month with you and solicit some community feedback to make Mobile Fit all about you.

4 years ago

Bizarre breach of single Spotify account leading to security update for Android app

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Bizarre breach of single Spotify account leading to security update for Android app

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Spotify today announced that their servers have suffered a breach, providing somebody somewhere unauthorized access to their systems and "internal company data". But in a strange twist, Spotify's internal investigation into the matter turned up evidence of only one user's data having been accessed, and that data did not include anything you might consider sensitive (e.g. password or payment information). But the breach has prompted Spotify to prepare an update for their Android app, one that they will be prompting users to install.

4 years ago

Rosewood-backed Moto X now available via Moto Maker

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Rosewood-backed Moto X now available via Moto Maker

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Rosewood-backed Moto X in Moto Maker

Motorola has added the rosewood finish to its Moto X customization options. This bumps out walnut from the list, but you've still got a wide range of regular color options in addition to the real wood backing.

4 years ago

We're live in London with LG, 6 p.m. BST, 1 p.m. EDT

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We're live in London with LG, 6 p.m. BST, 1 p.m. EDT

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LG G3 Liveblog

LG G3 Liveblog

Join us as we get our first look at LG's latest and greatest from the main event in London

Today's a big day for LG with the launch of what we heavily expect to be the brand new G3. In total, 6 different events around the world are being thrown to usher in LG's latest and greatest, and we're live on location in London at the main shindig. Satellite events are being thrown in New York and San Francisco, with further events in Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul to follow tomorrow.

4 years ago

Google rumored to be expanding its home automation offering with Dropcam acquisition

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Google rumored to be expanding its home automation offering with Dropcam acquisition

Google has already kicked off its home automation plans with the purchase of Nest, the makers of smart thermostats and smoke detectors, but the company is rumored to be looking into purchasing Dropcam. This next potential acquisition is the brand behind security cameras that stream directly to a smartphone or tablet. According to The Information, Google are currently analyzing whether Dropcam would benefit the company's overall strategy.

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