LG Optimus 2X Now Available In India For Just Rs.19,999

Do you still remember the world’s first dual-core smartphone manufactured by LG? Yes, we are talking about the popular LG Optimus 2X. This handset originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, but it was later updated to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. LG Optimus 2X was launched in India with a price tag of Rs.30,000.

Most of us in India preferred Samsung Galaxy S II over Optimus 2X, thanks to the better specifications and features. Hence, the sales of LG Optimus 2X was too less compared to the Galaxy S II. After 6 months of its official launch, the price of LG Optimus 2X has been finally dropped. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

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LG Optimus 2X features a 4 inch WVGA screen, Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, 1 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, Micro USB, 8 megapixel rear camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 8 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, 3.5mm headset jack, HDMI mirroring, 1500 mAh battery and so on.

LetsBuy, a popular online retailer in India is selling this powerful smartphone in India for just Rs.19,999. Yes, that’s a Rs.10,000 discount on the original price. If you are planning to buy one, then head over to this page. If not, then which smartphone would you like to buy in this price range? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

AT&T Announces The LG Nitro HD; LTE and 720p HD Screen On-Board

AT&T has just announced a new addition to its true LTE range of handsets, the LG Nitro HD. The Nitro HD is also the first phone to hit AT&T’s stable which will come with a 720p HD screen.

With the LG Nitro HD as one of our last smartphones to arrive in 2011, we’re closing out the year with a bang,said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices,  AT&T Mobility  and Consumer Markets. We’ve seen others get close to a true HD experience on Android superphones this year, but Nitro HD is the one that does it right.

The LG Nitro HD sports a gigantic 4.5-inch True HD (720p) AH-IPS display. The handset is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and packs in 1GB of RAM along with 20GB of on-board memory (4GB internal+16GB microSD card). Other key features include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and a bunch of sensors.

At the back of the Nitro HD is an 8MP camera which is also capable of recording videos in Full HD (1080p) resolution. The handset will also support AT&T’s fake 4G network – HSPA+ – as well as the real LTE network. The handset will also come pre-loaded  with HD games from Gameloft and Zynga Poker HD.

The LG Nitro HD will be available starting from December 4th for $250 on a two-year contract.

LG Confirms Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade for Optimus 2X, Optimus 3D and Optimus Black

Ever since the latest version of Android – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – has been released, consumers have been wondering which devices will be getting an ICS upgrade. Most of the new devices will either be shipping with ICS, or will get an upgrade to it. But the existing devices by most manufacturers were stuck in limbo.

However, earlier this month, some manufacturers like HTC, Motorola and Sony Ericsson started announcing which phones they plan to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich officially.

Today, LG has also announced a list of phones it will officially upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. It will be bringing some ICS goodness to the Optimus 2X, Optimus 3D, and the Optimus Black.

HTC confirmed an ICS upgrade for the Sensation, EVO 3D, Rezound and Amaze 4G, while Motorola confirmed an upgrade for the Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR and the XOOM tablet.

Even Sony Ericsson confirmed an ICS upgrade for their 2011 range of Xperia handsets including the Arc S, Arc, Play, Neo, Neo V, Xperia Mini, Mini Pro, Xperia Active and the Xperia Ray.

Samsung has also confirmed an ICS upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S 2, and will likely upgrade other new phones to ICS too.

If your phone isn’t in the list of phones above, you can still probably flash an unofficial ICS ROM on your device. Head over to XDA for more information on that front. Stable ICS ROMs should be out for most Android devices which can handle it, by the end of the year.

LG Optimus 3D Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Coming Next Week!

LG has just  announced  via an email that they will soon be rolling out an ‘enhanced’ Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the LG Optimus 3D.

Along with the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the update will also bring enhanced copy & paste functionality, UI improvements and much more. LG states that the update will also bring enhanced HSPA+ speeds (up to 21Mbps), and an enriched 3D experience, thanks to a 3D video editor and a full-screen preview UI while capturing 3D content.

Post the update, Optimus 3D owners will also be able to record high-quality videos in 2D mode with video stabilization, which was previously available only in the 3D mode. The Gallery loading times have also been greatly reduced.

Other changes in the update include an improved battery life, longer MP3 playback time, and an improvement in the stability and performance of the phone.

LG will start rolling out the update to all the unlocked and un-branded Optimus 3D handsets in Europe beginning from November 21, followed by other markers until the end of the year.

Hopefully, next time LG will be much faster in updating their handsets to the latest version of Android. With Ice Cream Sandwich code going public, the time is already ticking and it will be interesting to see who will be the first manufacturer to release the Ice Cream Sandwich update for their phone.

LG Revolution Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Rolling Out Now

It was only recently that Verizon and HTC started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread for their first ever 4G LTE capable handset, the HTC Thunderbolt.

Now, Verizon has started rolling out the Gingerbread update for another of their 4G LTE phone, the LG Revolution. Besides the usual goodies brought by Gingerbread like a Download Manager, improved copy & text, and improved performance, the update also fixes some bugs.

Below is the full change-log of the update-:

Email & Messaging

+Email folders will now display in the correct order

+The maximum attachment size is now set correctly, even when the Exchange service is configured with unlimited size attachments.

+Messages can now be stired on the SIM card. VIew these messages through the Settings menu, “Manage SIM card messages.”

+Correctly set Out of Office without having to set start or end time.

+The popup message asking to delete accounts when charging the SIM card now displays correctly.

Device Features

+The cursor has been reshaped for easier text editing

+List menu force close issue has been resolved

+Issues have been fixed involving proper connectivity through the HDMI cable

+Data now works correctly when toggling in Airplane mode.

Verizon has already started rolling out the update, and expects to complete the roll-out in the next couple of weeks.

LG Optimus LTE Announced In South Korea

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LG just announced a new smartphone in South Korea – the LG Optimus LTE. It is the company’s first smartphone which comes with a 4.5 inch True IPS HD (1280×720) display. LG Optimus LTE runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset will be available for the SK Telecom subscribers in South Korea. LG has also announced a new variant of the LG Optimus LTE, exclusively for the LG U+ subscribers. There are no difference in the specs of these devices, but the design is slightly different.

“LG Optimus LTE is the first smartphone in Korea to offer vivid and clear HD content on a 4G network,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our goal is to be a leading player in LTE devices by continuously offering best-in-class products based on our LTE patents and know-how.”

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LG Optimus LTE Specs:

  • 4.5 inch True HD IPS display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 8 megapixel rear camera
  • LED flash
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 16 GB card bundled
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • HDMI
  • DLNA capabilities
  • 1830 mAh battery

This handset measures 132.9 x 67.9 x 10.4 mm and weighs 135 grams. LG Optimus LTE is expected to release before the end of October in South Korea. The handset comes with a price tag of 899,800 won (approx. $750). We’re not sure, if LG will sell this device in other countries. Let’s hope for the best!

Virgin Mobile Unveils The LG Optimus Slider

Virgin Mobile just launched the new LG Optimus Slider smartphone. This handset is the successor of the popular LG Optimus V smartphone. Apart from the touchscreen display, this handset comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which allows you to type faster on this device. LG Optimus Slider runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset will be exclusively available exclusively for the customers of Virgin Mobile in the US.

LG Optimus Slider delivers the convenience of a full QWERTY keyboard with the sleek lines of the LG Optimus series,said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. We look forward to providing Virgin Mobile USA consumers the ideal device for on-the-go messaging, emailing and social networking.

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LG Optimus Slider Specs:

  • 3.2 inch touchscreen display
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Android Market
  • Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Connectiivty
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Multimedia player
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Virgin Mobile Live 2.0
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 4.53 x 2.32 x 0.58 in

The complete specs of this device has not been announced yet. The LG Optimus Slider will be available online for purchase from October 16th, followed by Sprint stores, Best Buy/RadioShack and Target on October 30th, October 31st and November 6th respectively. This handset comes with a price-tag of $199.99. You will also need to subscribe to a minimum $35 a month plan, which offers 300 minutes of voice, unlimited messaging and data.

LG Optimus EX Announced In South Korea

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Last week, we posted the leaked press shots and specs of LG’s upcoming device. Now, LG has officially announced the new LG Optimus EX smartphone. This handset is powered by the powerful 1.2 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor. It runs on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This device will be exclusively available for SK Telecom customers in South Korea.

LG Optimus EX features a 4 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 5 megapixel rear camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 3G Connectivity, micro USB 5-pin connector, 3.5mm audio jack, micro HDMI connector, Bluetooth 3.0, Android Market, Mobile TV, DivX support, GPS with A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

This handset will be available in 2 color schemes – black and silver as well as white and gold. The price and release date of this handset has not been announced yet. LG Optimus EX is most likely to be released next month in other Asian and European countries.

LG Optimus EX Leaked Press Shots And Specs Emerge

This year, LG has launched some popular Android smartphones such as LG Optimus Black and LG Optimus 3D. Now, LG is planning to add one more powerful member in its Optimus family. Recently, the leaked press shots and specs of the LG Optimus EX has been spotted in the wild. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with a 1.2 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. LG Optimus EX will be first launched in South Korea followed by other European and Asian countries. Check out the complete specs after the break.

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LG Optimus EX Leaked Specs:

  • 4.0 inch WVGA display
  • 480 x 800 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • Full HD (1080p) video recording
  • 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • micro USB 5-pin connector
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • micro HDMI connector
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB ROM
  • microSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Android Market
  • Mobile TV
  • DivX support
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 1500 mAh battery

This handset measures 118 x 63.4 x 9.65 mm and weighs just 127g. LG Optimus EX will be available in Black & Silver as well as White & Champagne Gold colors. This handset is expected to launch early next month in South Korea. Stay tuned for more updates!

LG Optimus Q2 Touting a QWERTY Keyboard and a Dual Core Processor Announced

LG has just announced a new handset to its Optimus range of Android handsets, the Optimus Q2. The Q2 is the first Android phone from the Korean company to sport a four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard.


Compared to its predecessor, the Q, the Q2 is 1/10th of an inch thinner, and lighter by 0.35ounces. Under the hood, the Q2 is powered by slightly faster Tegra 2 SoC, which is running at 1.2GHz. The handset also packs 512MB of RAM. The 4-inch IPS display with WVGA (480×800) resolution, has a maximum brightness of 700nits. The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth,FM radio, microSD card slot and a bunch of sensors.

At the back of this thin QWERTY equipped phone is a 5MP camera with an LED Flash. A VGA camera in the front, accompanies the camera at the back of the phone. The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with LG’s copy of Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI running on top of it.

LG did not mention anything about the pricing of the handset, but the handset is expected to hit the Korean markets sometime next week.

Hopefully, the Q2 will not face the same software issues like random reboots, as its keyboard-less sibling, the Optimus 2X.