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CyanogenMod 10.1 Released For The LG Optimus 4X HD, Starting With Nightly Builds

nexusae0_1_thumb52_thumbJust a week or so after the CyanogenMod ROM team expanded its support for LG’s Optimus G flagship, another high-end smartphone has been added to the mix. The Optimus 4X HD (also known as the P880) just showed up on the official CyanogenMod servers, in a 10.1 (Android 4.2) build no less. Right now there are only two builds posted, but that should increase fairly quickly, and the Tegra 3 internals mean that the CyanogenMod developers will be on familiar ground.

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Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Released For The LG Optimus 4X HD, Starting With Nightly Builds

nexusae0_1_thumb52_thumbJust a week or so after the CyanogenMod ROM team expanded its support for LG’s Optimus G flagship, another high-end smartphone has been added to the mix. The Optimus 4X HD (also known as the P880) just showed up on the official CyanogenMod servers, in a 10.1 (Android 4.2) build no less. Right now there are only two builds posted, but that should increase fairly quickly, and the Tegra 3 internals mean that the CyanogenMod developers will be on familiar ground.

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Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Released For The LG Optimus 4X HD, Starting With Nightly Builds

nexusae0_1_thumb52_thumbJust a week or so after the CyanogenMod ROM team expanded its support for LG’s Optimus G flagship, another high-end smartphone has been added to the mix. The Optimus 4X HD (also known as the P880) just showed up on the official CyanogenMod servers, in a 10.1 (Android 4.2) build no less. Right now there are only two builds posted, but that should increase fairly quickly, and the Tegra 3 internals mean that the CyanogenMod developers will be on familiar ground.

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Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

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How would you change LG’s Optimus 4X HD?

LG Optimus 4X HD review runnerup to the quadcore throne

Last year, LG went on a campaign to rebuild its reputation as a smartphone maker that could play with the big boys. When we reviewed the Optimus 4X HD, we found that it deserved to be spoken in the same breath as the One X and Galaxy S III, and probably caught the attention of some folks over at Google. Many of you bought this handset, so the age-old question we’d like to ask is simple. What did you like, what did you loathe and if you were LG, what would you have changed?

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LG readying Jelly Bean for the Optimus 4X HD, L9 and L7 smartphones

LG recently began teasing in advance of Mobile World Congress and while we wait to see what they have planned for the show, it looks like they have also started teasing some current device owners with an update. Specifically, teasing those with an Optimus 4X HD, Optimus L9 and Optimus L7 with Jelly Bean. The details are still at a minimum, however if you happen to be carrying any of those three devices — an update is in the works.

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LG didn’t mention which version of Android would be arriving, only that the update would bring Jelly Bean. Looking at another recent LG update may provide a clue though. The company recently updated the Optimus G with Android 4.1.2. It would be nice to see these next three go to 4.2, however we suspect they will arrive as 4.1.2.

Otherwise, the big question remains as to when. LG has only stated that the updates will be arriving “in the first half” of the year. And while the tease may be sort of annoying for those waiting, we suppose that looking on the bright side is that at least you know you have an update coming. Basically, you now have something to look forward to getting. After all, Jelly Bean is a worthy update with a few nice features.

Aside from these Jelly Bean updates, we are also going to be looking towards LG for additional details on the Optimus G Pro and the Optimus L7 II Dual, both of which were recently spotted in leaks. Of course, we also want the details on that “new series” of mobile phones that are said to be coming with “unexpected distinction.”

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Jelly Bean ready for LG Optimus 4X HD, L7, L9

LG has announced via their Facebook page that Jelly Bean updates for the Optimus 4X HD, Opiitmus L7, and Optimus L9 are nearing the final stages of development before rolling out to users. The news comes by way of LG’s Hong Kong branch and covers versions of the phones carrying the model numbers P880 (4X HD), P705 (L7), and P765 (L9).

The timing of the announcement is fitting. As LG prepares to launch its next generation of smartphones at Mobile World Congress, the arrival of Android 4.1 makes an appropriate sendoff for older models. Even if that sendoff took quite a while to arrive.

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LG Optimus G comes with locked bootloader, might not be cause for panic

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We’re fans of the LG Optimus G, although the custom ROM lovers among us might want to tamp down their expectations after this. We’ve confirmed comments to Android Central that the late 2012 flagship has a locked bootloader much like the Optimus 4X HD and Optimus Vu that went before it — any serious experimentation with a typical carrier variant could at least require jumping through some hoops, if it’s possible at all. It might not matter much for the sort who cares about bootloaders, though. If statements by other LG staffers are more than just wishful thinking, there could be a Nexus variant of the Optimus G next week that’s as good as a blank slate for modders.

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LG Optimus G comes with locked bootloader, might not be cause for panic originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mobile Miscellany: week of October 15th, 2012

Mobile Miscellany week of October 15th, 2012

If you didn’t get enough in mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we’ve opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, we received further evidence of an imminent replacement for the Galaxy Nexus and the Optimus 4X HD found a new home in Canada. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the “best of the rest” for this week of October 15th, 2012.

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Mobile Miscellany: week of October 15th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG Optimus 4X HD coming to WIND and Videotron in October

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The folks at Mobile Syrup have received confirmation that the LG Optimus 4X HD will be coming to Canadian carriers WIND and VIdeotron in October. The Optimus 4X HD is a pretty spectacular device, packing a 1.5GHz Tegra 3 SoC, NFC and an 8MP camera under a beautiful 4.7-inch IPS True HD display. It's one of the best we've seen from LG.

On the software side, the 4X HD runs Ice Cream Sandwich, with a promise of a Jelly Bean update "soon". We don't put much stock on promises of updates from OEMs or carriers, so take this with a grain of salt. Also, interesting news for those of us south of the 54° 40' line — WIND and Videotron both use the same AWS bands as T-Mobile in the states. Whether or not this means LG is talking to T-Mobile remains to be seen, but we've seen this play out that way before.

There's no word on pricing or an exact date yet, we'll keep an eye out for any news.

Source: Mobile Syrup

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LG Optimus 4X HD slashed to £300 by UK retailer

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Everybody loves a bargain, right? How about this one then. UK online retailer, Expansys, has slashed the price of the LG Optimus 4X HD to just £299.99. All in, that's a saving of around £170 on the intial launch price of the device. 

The reduced price only applies to the black version, sadly, and will be an EU model 4X HD with a UK 3-pin adaptor. No matter. While the 4X HD may about to be usurped in the ranks by the forthcoming Optimus G, the 4X HD still packs top of the line specifications for a 2012 Android device. 

Packing a Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.7 inch IPS 720p display, removable 2150mAh battery, NFC and Ice Cream Sandwich, at this price point the Optimus 4X HD is a real steal. 

Source: Expansys, More: Hands-on with the LG Optimus 4X  HD

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BEST DEALS: LG Optimus 4X HD now £339 unlocked

Online tech seller Expansys have gone SLASH HAPPY with the DISCOUNT AXE, and has chopped the price of the LG Optimus 4X HD down to just £339. For a brand new, cutting-edge Android 4.0 model with a huge 4.7″ 720 resolution display and quad-core Tegra 3 internals, that’s one heck of a decent price.

You also get a 2,150mAh battery, so it ought to last well enough, too. Not that we’ve reviewed one or used one. Reader apathy toward LG products is rather high, so we don’t put in much effort when it comes to keeping track of its stuff these days.

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But it looks nice. We’ll give it that. If you are not wholly apathetic toward LG and fancy the Optimus 4X HD as your next new Android phone, check it out over at Expansys.

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LG Optimus G: hands-on with Korea’s latest powerhouse (video) (updated)

LG Optimus G handson with Korea's latest powerhouse video

We’re in Seoul for the launch of LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G, and we finally managed to spend a few minutes with a demo unit. This is a powerhouse — the first handset built around Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro. It features LTE, a 4.7-inch 1280×768 True HD IPS PLUS display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 13-megapixel autofocus camera, a sealed 2100mAh battery, NFC and runs Ice Cream Sandwich.

We like the simple and elegant design, which is reminiscent of LG’s Chocolate and Prada models — it’s thin (8.45mm / 0.33-inch) and reasonably light for its size (145g / 5.11oz). The front sports a glass surface with three capacitive buttons and the back showcases the company’s Crystal Reflection process — an attractive patterned glass-like finish that’s a bit of a fingerprint magnet. Materials and build quality are excellent (better than the Galaxy S III) and the Optimus G feels pleasant in hand.

You’ll find a volume rocker and micro-SIM slot on the left edge and the power / lock key on the right. There’s a notification light next to the 1.3MP front-facing camera. A standard headphone jack sits on the top side, with the micro-USB / MHL connector on the bottom. The speaker and main camera are in back, pretty much where you’d expect them. While the display is definitely high quality, it’s not mind blowing (the One X screen still looks better) — we expected better viewing angles from LG’s True HD IPS PLUS and Zerogap Touch technologies.

Sadly, we didn’t spend much time using the software, but the Optimus G runs Android 4.0.4 with a skin similar to what we saw on the Optimus 4X HD and performance is definitely quick. We’ll get more seat time with LG’s flagship over the next few days, so stay tuned for more impressions. In the meantime, enjoy our gallery below and our hands-on video after the break.

Update: We’ve added pictures of the white model and screenshots to the gallery.

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LG Optimus G: hands-on with Korea’s latest powerhouse (video) (updated) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG P870 ‘Escape’ spotted wearing AT&T branding

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Those serial device tipsters at @evleaks are back once again, this time with a mid-range device seemingly bound for AT&T. The LG P870 'Escape' is supposedly a 4.3-inch device with a qHD IPS display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Additionally, the rear camera is pegged at 5MP, with the front shooter a 1.3MP effort. NFC is also on board, as is LTE and a 2150 mAh power plant. 

Design wise, the 'Escape' holds definite design cues to current LG devices, notably the Optimus 4X HD. It appears to be housing the latest version of the Optimus UI just like the 4X HD, and also has the same three capacitive buttons in favor of onscreen ones. Leaks are fun, but actual devices are even better, so we'll be keeping an eye out for any further signs of this one. 

Source: @evleaks

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Phones4U now accepting pre-orders for LG’s Optimus 4X HD, first 50 gets Cheryl Cole tickets

Phones4U now accepting preorders for LG's Optimus 4X HD, first 50 gets Cheryl Cole tickets

Do you like the look of LG’s Optimus 4X HD and the soulful stylings of Geordie songstress Cheryl Cole? Phones4U can satisfy your twin passions by offering the first 50 pre-order customers a pair of tickets to see the former Ms. Tweedy perform live at the LG Arena. Those further back in the queue (or who preferred Nicola) will have to settle for LG’s flagship handset, packing a 4.7-inch display and NVDIA’s Tegra 3, clocked to 1.5GHz. Pre-orders kick off today, and the handset (and tickets, if you’re quick) can be in your grubby paws from August 27th, setting you back £26 each and every month.

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LG VS930 photos and service manual leak, looks like an Optimus LTE II for Verizon

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It’s been awhile since we’ve spotted a new LG flagship phone headed for the U.S., so those leaked shots you see above, purportedly showing the LG VS930, have arrived right on schedule. The pics, obtained by Engadget, show an apparently Verizon-branded version of the Optimus LTE II, and come with a list of alleged specs, too.

It seems the VS930 (a possible Spectrum II, perhaps?) runs a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, with a 4.7-inch 730p IPS display, 16GB storage and global radios, in addition to Big Red’s CDMA and LTE. Also said to be included is NFC support, 1GB of RAM and an 8MP rear camera. On the software side, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich is running the show, along with LG’s Optimus UI 3.0. Design-wise, the phone is a spitting image of its international cousins, the Optimus LTE II and Optimus 4X HD.

A leaked service manual has also emerged, showing in-depth technical info, along with screenshots from the device and photos of internal components. As for when the device will eventually appear on Verizon, the service manual suggests a shipping date of this Friday, July 13. Given that we don’t know how old this document is, and the fact that it’s pretty close to Verizon’s expected Galaxy S III launch date, we’d be surprised to see this device arriving so soon. Nevertheless, it looks like the VS930 is ready to go, so it’s certainly possible we’ll see it sooner rather than later.

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LG Optimus 4X HD review: runner-up to the quad-core throne

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LG has an ongoing smartphone problem: despite a few valiant efforts (the G2x comes to mind) the company continues to live in the shadow of rival Samsung. Most of this malaise can be attributed to hit-and-miss hardware combined with lackluster software (we’re looking at you, Spectrum). Last February, at Mobile World Congress, LG spiced things up with an attractive collection of devices including the Optimus L7, Optimus Vu and Optimus 4X HD — the latter being one of the first quad-core handsets announced. Now, six months later, we live in a world where the global versions of HTC’s One X and Samsung’s Galaxy S III dominate the superphone market and share the quad-core crown. With me-too features like a Tegra 3 processor, 4.7-inch HD display, 8-megapixel camera and Ice Cream Sandwich on board, the Optimus 4X HD appears ready to play in the big leagues. Does it succeed or is it just a flash in the pan? Is it all style over substance or does it bring something unique and meaningful to the table? Hit the break for our full review.

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Android Central international round-up – June 23, 2012

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It's been an unusually quiet week for international Android news, with much of the buzz in the past seven days focusing on the U.S. Galaxy S III launch and Google IO expectations (we'll be there, by the way!) But in amongst all the hype surrounding Samsung's new flagship and Jelly Bean and Nexus 7 rumors, we got the chance to go hands-on with LG's latest and greatest, the Optimus 4X HD. The 4X sees LG upping the ante considerably, and building on last year's offerings with a fantastic IPS screen and a speedy quad-core CPU. You'll want to go check out our initial review and hands-on video if you haven't already.

We also posted our exhaustive walkthrough of the TouchWiz Nature UX — that's the latest version of Samsung's TouchWiz UI that you'll find on the new Galaxy S III. If there's anything at all you want to know about the S III's software, that's the place to find out.

Elsewhere, T-Mobile UK joined the list of UK carriers lowering European roaming rates on their customers in time for the summer, meaning significantly cheaper data rates for Brits traveling to the continent over the next few months. And LG hopped on the voice control bandwagon in its native South Korea, with the news of "Quick Voice", its own take on Samsung's S Voice and Apple's Siri.

And Canadians wanting to get their Samsung phones updated to Ice Cream Sandwich got some good news this week — TELUS's Galaxy S II is on track to receive it on July 13, while Rogers' Galaxy S II LTE can be updated to ICS right now through Kies.

Be sure to keep watching AC over the next week — we'll have at least two new device reviews for you, in addition to all the Google IO coverage you could want. In the meantime, check out some of the past seven days' highlights –

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LG Optimus 4X HD launches today in Germany, UK in ‘July’

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We has broad details of the Optimus 4X HD's European launch from LG Korea a few days back, but today brings confirmation that the device is launching right now in Germany. Other European territories won't be far behind, though, as LG promises the 4X HD will arrive in the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and Italy soon afterwards. The closest we have to a UK release date comes from online retailer Clove Technology, which says it's been informed of a "mid-to-late July" launch window. UK mobile networks have yet to announce availability for the device.

LG's new flagship comes with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display and Android 4.0, topped off with LG's Optimus UI 3.0. For more on the Optimus 4X HD, be sure to check out our hands-on previews from Mobile World Congress and CTIA.

We've got today's press release after the break.

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LG Announces Release Of Optimus 4X HD In Europe, Available Now In Germany

As promised by LG back in May, its top of the line quad-core Optimus 4X HD is now seeing release in Europe. First seen at MWC in February, this is set to take on the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X for the favor of powerhouse-craving phone shoppers throughout the continent. The device is now available for purchase from Amazon DE in either black or white, both close to the €500 mark.

In case the specs have slipped your mind, here’s a quick refresher:

  • 4.7″ (720p) True HD IPS display
  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front shooter
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage
  • 2150 mAh battery
  • 8.9mm thickness
  • SHSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity
  • NFC and MHL

Following on from this initial release in Germany will be the Netherlands, Sweden, UK and Italy.

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LG Details the Optimus 4X HD for Europe

LG has announced where will it start the launch of it newest flagship device, the Optimus 4X HD, stating that Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Italy and other major European countries will be the first to receive the device.

The LG Optimus 4X HD is powered by NVidia’s Tegra 3 Quad-core processor, a 4.7” 720p True HD IPS display, a 2150 mAh battery and runs LG Optimus UI 3.0 which is LG’s skin for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

LG has also noted 2 apps of it’s own called “Quick Notes” and “Media Flex”. The first one allows the user to write notes using their fingers or a capacitive stylus, while the latter allows for real-time multimedia effects on top of a running video.

The press release also talks about a “Time Catch Shot” feature, which apparently takes a screenshot of the device before you take a picture, so you have a picture from an instant before you pressed the shutter. My Korean is non existent so the translation from the original blog post could be wrong, but apparently this is what the feature does which I don’t find very useful. But hey, at least LG is trying new things.

We’ll just have to wait to see how this phone performs for LG, which by now is desperate for a hit since they’ve been doing pretty bad for a long time and their only real hit was the Optimus G2X. They really need to start putting good phones in the hands of people or they will lose the last bits of credibility they still have in the phone market.

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source: LG Newsroom (In Korean)

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LG’s Optimus 4X HD officially making its way to 11 European locales, ‘surprise’ in store

LG's Optimus 4X HD officially making its way to 11 European locales, 'surprises' in store

It’s no secret that LG planned to launch its 4.7-inch Optimus 4X HD in select European countries this month, and now the company has confirmed that it’s right on schedule. Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain and Italy will be the first to receive the Tegra 3-loaded Android 4.0 smartphone, followed by the likes of six others. According to the translated presser, LG also has a “major surprise” in store regarding the device’s launches as well, although details appear to be ambiguous for the time being. You can read all about it from the source below while re-acquainting yourself with its 720p HD IPS LCD using our hands-on from MWC.

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LG announces Optimus 4X HD European launch

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LG has announced that it's in the process of launching its new international flagship, the Optimus 4X HD, in major European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK and Italy. A quad-core, Tegra 3-powered handset with a 720p IPS display, the 4X HD is the first European handset to debut LG's new Optimus UI 3.0, which runs on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

LG's also highlighting its "Quick notes" functionality, which lets users draw on the screen using their fingers, or a capacitive stylus, as well as Media Flex, which allows a range of real-time multimedia effects during video playback. 

No exact release date has been revealed, so we're expecting things to vary country-by-country. If you want to see what LG's bringing to the table in 2012, be sure to check out our hands-on previews from Mobile World Congress and CTIA.

Source: LG Newsroom (Korean)

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Crazy Optimus 4X HD trailer reminds us LG’s flagship is on its way

If you ever wanted to see a smartphone turn its cores into wheels and start flying through a Tron-like backdrop, then LG's got just the thing for you with its latest Optimus 4X HD trailer. The video highlights a few key specs and features of LG's opcoming flagship, which is due to launch internationally soon. Among the hardware clout the 4X HD brings to the table is a quad-core 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7-inch 720p IPS "True HD" screen. There's also a thin, compact frame punctuated by a unique prism design around the trim, similar to what LG's got going on with the Prada 3.0.

As we reported a few days ago, the Optimus 4X HD is due to go on sale in Europe from next month.

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LG Drops Commercial Showing Off the Optimus 4X HD in a Tron-like Way

We posted earlier about LG’s new UI 3.0 experience, and we all probably have a differences about it. Lot of us would just love for these OEM’s to leave what Android has created alone, but we know that will never happen. people like options, and options are what you get with Android. LG’s new bad boy the Optimus 4X HD got a spiffy little commercial that dropped on the net today. In true “Tron-like” fashion, we see the phone’s features and not much more than what we already know. Looks pretty ‘shanzzy’ though, and you just got to wonder if we will be getting the quad-core version in the states. Check out the commercial and let us know what you think.

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LG promotes Optimus UI 3.0 ahead of new phone launches

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With its new range of Android 4.0 devices, LG's make a clean break with its old user interface design, starting over with the new Optimus UI 3.0. And in the run up to the launch of its upcoming flagship phones, the Optimus 4X HD and Optimus LTE II, LG's officially announced its new UI, which it says is designed to add new features, while being "unobtrusive and simple."

Of course, we've seen LG's new ICS-based software a few times before, including during our hands-on time with the Optimus 4X HD at MWC and CTIA. But until now LG's remained relatively quiet about exactly what's new in the new Optimus UI.

Among all the new features, LG's highlighting its re-vamped lockscreen, which allows the phone to be unlocked by dragging anywhere on the screen to create a window through to the apps or launcher below. And changes to pattern lock allow common apps to be automatically loaded while security features are enabled, too.

Also of interest is the new voice shutter, which enables the phone to take photos in response to voice commands. And just like leading phones from HTC and Samsung, LG's included burst-shot mode, and the ability to automatically pick the best shot from a series of snaps.

Other additions include a "downloads" category in the app drawer , and the ability to customize icons for individual app shortcuts. All interesting stuff, and we're eager to see how these features work in practice when we get our hands on LG's new stuff.

LG says Optimus UI 3.0 will launch on the Optimus LTE II in Korea this week, and internationally on the 4X HD in June. We've got the full press release after the break.

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LG’s Quad-Core Optimus 4X HD Coming To Europe In June

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LG has officially announced its foray into the quad-core smartphone space, with the launch of the Android 4.0 Optimus 4X HD. Unveiled just prior to MWC in February, the smartphone features NVIDIA’s latest Tegra 3 Quad-Processor clocked at 1.5GHZ, with the 4-PLUS-1 architecture. Additionally, the device will have a:

  • 4.7″ (720p) True HD IPS display
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front shooter
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage
  • 2150 mAh battery
  • Razor thin 8.9mm thickness
  • SHSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity

LG’s assertion, that the 2,150mAh battery on the Optimus 4X HD is the biggest amongst quad-core smartphones, might be technically true as the Droid RAZR MAXX (sporting a massive 3,300 mAh battery) has only two cores.

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LG Optimus 4X HD arrives in Europe in June

Optimus 4X HD

LG Korea has announced that the company's upcoming international flagship, the Optimus 4X HD, will arrive in select European counries starting next month. The 4X HD, which is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will launch in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Poland in June.

LG's new baby, which we first saw at MWC, before getting our hands on it again last week at CTIA, also sports a 720p IPS display, an 8MP BSI camera, 2150mAh battery and a re-vamped version of LG's UI skin. There's no word on U.S. availability just yet, but unconfirmed rumors have suggested this thing may arrive on T-Mobile as the "G4X" — a successor to last year's G2X.

You'll find more about the LG Optimus 4X HD in our hands-on report from CTIA.

Source: LG Newsroom (Korean)

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LG LS970 leaked with quad-core Snapdragon

Man, LG is just piling on the flagships at this point. In addition to the Optimus 4X HD and the new Optimus LTE2, BriefMobile has spotted what they’re calling the LS970, a previously unknown LG model with some super high-end components. Chief among these is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, which we can only assume is the much-anticipated Krait – the source identifies it as the APQ8064 chipset.

Other impressive numbers include 2GB of RAM (matching the Optimus LTE 2) an odd screen with a size of 4.67 inches and a resolution of 1280×768, and a non-standard LTE radio specifically for The Now Network. Following the trend, LG has put a 13-megapixel camera on the back. The processor runs at 1.5Ghz on all four cores, with an Adreno 320 GPU pulling graphics duty. While no mention of software was made, we’d certainly expect this one to launch with Ice Cream Sandwich.

The source says the phone will come to market as the Eclipse 4G LTE, which is certainly possible given The Now Network’s tendency to throw established manufacturer branding right out the window. It’s also set at 8.6mm thin. The rumored release date is in the fourth quarter, so we could be looking at a very different device if and when it hits retail shelves.


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LG Optimus 4X HD hands-on

LG Optimus 4X HD

Greetings from CTIA 2012 here in New Orleans, where today we got our paws on the latest and greatest hardware from LG. First up is the company's latest flagship device, the Optimus 4X HD. We first got a look at this beauty back at Mobile World Congress, but like true techies, we just needed another round with it. The Optimus 4X HD has got the guts to go up against the heavy hitters on the market today: underneath the hood we've got a Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, and Ice Cream Sandwich. LG has done a bit of tweaking to its Tegra 3, optimizing a fifth core for light, non-intensive usage that's designed to save precious battery life.

Speaking of battery life, LG is really focusing on improving it. In addition to packing 2,150 mAh battery, LG is making the most out of Android 4.0's battery optimizations, in addition to its own software tweaks. We're glad to see it, as that 4.7-inch "True HD" IPS display is certainly not a battery sipper. Hopefully, with what LG has done, we'll see some solid and respectable talk and standby time here.

LG is hush-hush on release dates and US carrier information, though after talking with representatives, I certainly got the feeling it's coming sooner rather than later. We'll keep our eyes peeled, of course, and until then, enjoy another round of hands-on after the break.

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LG Optimus True HD LTE confirmed for Germany

Though the Optimus 4X HD is LG’s current flagship, they aren’t done rolling out the Optimus LTE to all of its destined markets yet. Germany will get the Optimus True HD LTE (so called to differentiate it from AMOLED phones with 720p Pentile screens) sometime in the near future. LG kept the details close to the vest, and didn’t say when we’d see the Optimus True HD LTE, on which carriers, or for how much money.

US smartphone enthusiasts will recognize this hardware as the LG Nitro HD on AT&T and the LG Spectrum on Verizon. In both cases the major draws are a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280×720 and a newfangled LTE radio. Other charms include a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, a full gigabyte of RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera. The relatively small 4GB of on-board storage can be expanded with a MicroSD card, though we don’t know if the German model of the Optimus True HD LTE will have a freebie or not. Unfortunately the phone is running Android 2.3 with LG’s customized interface, but it should get Ice Cream Sandwich eventually.

Carrier choices will probably be limited to O2, the German arm of T-Mobile and Vodafone, which are the only ones offering limited LTE service at the moment. As for wider European availability, that largely depends on LTE rollout. The next-generation wireless standard is still in its infancy across the pond, and launching the Optimus True HD LTE on a standard 3G network wouldn’t make much sense.

[via SlashGear]


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