LG Sells One Million LG Optimus G smartphones

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Jan 202013
 

LG Optimus GLG announced on Friday that sales of its LG Optimus G smartphone have topped one million units since its launch late last year. Currently available in Canada, Japan, South Korea and the United States, LG also plans to offer it in China and several European countries sometime this quarter.

LG has a ways to go to catch up with top players Samsung and Apple but it is moving in the right direction. It sold a record 7 million smartphones in Q3 (compared to its previous record of 6.2 million) with about 2.1 million of those being LTE devices. With rumoured devices such as the LG GK, LG Optimus G Pro, and LG Optimus G2 in the works, LG looks set to grow further.

LG’s reputation also got a shot in the arm when it became Google’s latest partner for a Nexus device, the Google Nexus 4. Unfortunately, a bit of tarnish has followed due to the availability issues faced by Google and LG since it went on sale.

Read more: Yonhap News Agency

LG Optimus G now available in Canada

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Nov 132012
 

LG Optimus GLG’s latest flagship smartphone, the LG Optimus G, is now available in Canada. It comes with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS+ display, 2GB RAM, and an 8MP rear-facing camera.

Four carriers will offer it:

  • Bell: From CA$129.99 with a three-year contract to CA$649.95 with no contract
  • Rogers: From CA$129.99 with a three-year contract to CA$599.99 with no contract
  • SaskTel: Coming soon
  • TELUS: From CA$129 with a three-year contract to CA$650 with no contract

Rogers will offer a slightly different version with support for the 2600MHz LTE band. It will offer LTE download speeds that could reach up to 100Mbps.

Read more: LG Canada

TELUS to launch LG Optimus G on November 13th

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Oct 252012
 

LG Optimus GWord came down from TELUS today is that the carrier will launch the LG Optimus G on November 13th.

There is no word on pricing just yet. With Rogers having announced their pricing will range from CA$129.99 with a three-year contract to CA$599.99 with none, we can expect similar pricing from TELUS. We’ll bring you pricing details as soon as we have them.

LG Optimus G headed to SaskTel

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Oct 232012
 

Bell, Rogers, and TELUS are already onboard to offer the LG Optimus G when it launches in “early November.” According to LG Canada’s website, you can now add SaskTel to that list.

LG Optimus G headed to SaskTel

There is no word yet on when SaskTel will launch the LG Optimus G but it should fall close to the launch by the other carriers.

Rogers is already taking pre-orders for the LG Optimus G with prices starting at CA$129.99 with a three-year contract and CA$599.99 on a month-to-month basis.

Read more: LG Canada (Source: MobileSyrup)

LG announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update schedule

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Oct 162012
 

LGThere is good news for owners of recent LG smartphones and tablets. The Korean manufacturer today provided a rough timeline as to when it will update a number of devices to Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. All told, the updates will start in November and run into the first quarter of 2013.

Things get started in November with the LG Optimus LTE II. The LG Optimus G will follow in December. The Optimus Vu and and Optimus Vu 2 tablets will receive their updates in Q1 2013. Needless to say, models sold through carriers could see some delays due to the additional certifications required.

It remains to be seen if LG will provide Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to additional devices.

Read more: LG (in Korean) [Google translation]

Video: LG overview of the LG Optimus G

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Sep 192012
 

LG today posted an overview of the LG Optimus G. In 6 minutes, it covers topics from the performance of its 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor to its Cross-tasking user experience with features like Screen Zooming, QSlide function, QuickMemo, Smart Shutter and Cheese Shutter.

The LG Optimus G is coming to Canada in November with Bell, Rogers, and TELUS. It will also be available then in the U.S. but no carrier details have been announced yet.

Read more: LG [via YouTube]

LG Optimus G coming to Canada this fall

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Sep 192012
 

LG Optimus GLG Canada today announced that its latest flagship, the LG Optimus G is coming to Canada this November.

“The cutting edge design and power of the LG Optimus G will set a new bar for smartphones in Canada,” said Geoffrey McMurdo, Vice President Mobile Communications, LG Canada. “This device brings the best design and functionality into one device – a device that, for many, will be more powerful than their home computer.”

LG Optimus specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G LTE/ 3G / 2G
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS+
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 131.9 × 68.9 × 8.45 millimeters / 145 grams

Rogers will be the exclusive carrier of a 2600MHz-enabled model. Not only will it be Canada’s first 2600MHz-enabled LTE smartphone, but it will support maximum theoretical LTE download speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Bell, Rogers, and TELUS will all offer the LG Optimus G. It will also be available through a number of retailers such as Best Buy, Tbooth wireless, and WIRELESSWAVE.

Pricing information was not announced today.

Read more: LG Canada and Rogers

LG officially launches LG Optimus G

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Sep 172012
 

LG Optimus GIn late August, LG unveiled the LG Optimus G. Today, it officially announced the launch of its latest flagship device. Aside from its impressive specifications, it also promises a new user interface that introduces a concept called cross-tasking: “If multi-tasking applies to running various applications at the same time, cross-tasking applies to complex tasks that can be completed simultaneously without having to compromise other tasks.”

“The Optimus G is a groundbreaking premium device not only in the history of LG but also in the smartphone industry,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the Optimus G, users will be able to experience unsurpassed UX features that will allow them to perform tasks that really enhance their daily lives.”

LG Optimus specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G LTE/ 3G / 2G
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS+
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 131.9 × 68.9 × 8.45 millimeters / 145 grams

LG’s cross-tasking UI will offer features like QSlide Function which displays two different full screens simultaneously on one display, Live Zooming during streaming, and Dual Screen Dual Play which not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV but can also display different content on each screen wirelessly.

The LG Optimus G will first launch in Korea next week with key global markets to follow in October. There is no word yet on Canadian availability but don’t be surprised if its makes its way here.

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LG to host September 19th event with Qualcomm

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Sep 172012
 

LG has sent out press invitations for its next press announcement. Scheduled for September 19th (the same day as HTC’s event) in New York City, it will be a joint event to be co-hosted with Qualcomm. The invitation features the tag line “Live without boundaries” and the outline of a smartphone.

LG September 2012 press event

The tag line ties back to a teaser the company launched for its LG Optimus G, suggesting that the announcement will be all about the upcoming quad-core smartphone. The device outline also suggests a handset of some kind.

All will hopefully be revealed Wednesday…

Read more: Phandroid

LG Optimus G video teaser

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Sep 062012
 

LG has launched a teaser video for its upcoming quad-core LG Optimus G smartphone. It makes some bold promises:

Ever wanted to say NO to all the DON’T Signs?

Ever dreamed of a World Without Limits?

The video also indicates that the LG Optimus G is “first of an all-new redesigned series,” suggesting that LG has a few more devices waiting in the wings.

The global version of the LG Optimus G will first launch in Korea this month. Other worldwide markets will then follow.

Read more: LG [via YouTube] (Source: PhoneArena)

LG announces quad-core LTE Optimus G flagship smartphone

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Aug 282012
 

A few days after teasing its latest flagship smartphone, LG today announced the LG Optimus G, billed as the world’s first LTE smartphone with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

“We are confident that users will have a superior experience with everything that we’re offering in the Optimus G,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Optimus G isn’t just another high-performance phone with the latest bells and whistles. It’s a collaboration of some of the best component makers on the planet coming together for a singular cause, to develop a smartphone that stands out in a sea of me-too devices.”

LG Optimus G

LG Optimus G specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G LTE/ 3G / 2G
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS+
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 131.9 × 68.9 × 8.45 millimeters / 145 grams

As expected, the LG Optimus G uses the new G2 Touch Hybrid Display technology that promises a slimmer display with “no diffused reflection for clearer and sharper visibility, even outdoors.”

The LG Optimus G will first launch with NTT DoCoMo in Japan. The global version will first launch in Korea in September. Other worldwide markets will then follow.

Read more: LG