Pinoy Android » LG Philippines' First Android Blog and Forum Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:20:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 LG Flex with curved OLED display officially announced/android-phone/lg-flex-with-curved-oled-display-officially-announced/ /android-phone/lg-flex-with-curved-oled-display-officially-announced/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:42:54 +0000 /?p=3578 Following the announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy Round, LG too didn’t disappoint their fans by also revealing their own take on the now gaining curved display fad on Smartphones.

We’re talking about the LG Flex. Yes, it is also one of only two devices with a curved real estate – an OLED 6 inches to be exact, and will probably give its co-Korean tech flag bearer a run for its money. The only downside on the Flex is that it only has 244ppi, or 720p resolution, whereas the Galaxy Round flaunts a 386ppi on (1920×1080) on full HD.

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And it’s curved on the Y-axis as opposed to X on the Round. There’s not much review on both devices as of today, but for some reason, I’m digging the Flex, since I usually keep my already out of date device on my pocket with my thighs bulging all over my jeans.

Moreover, the Flex is powered by the Snapdragon 800 processor, clocked in at 2.26GHz and will also have 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear clicker and a 3,500mAh battery.

LG also expressed that the Flex will incorporate their “self healing” technology – a special film placed on the back of the Flex that, according to them will “heal minor scratches withing minutes”. Too science fiction, but at the cost of erasing those hairline to cat like scratches on a device this beautiful, it’ll all be worth my imagination. OUR imagination, actually.

It’s up to here as of the moment. So far, no pricing and availability on the LG Flex in the Philippines. Keep it locked here on PinoyDroid for the latest in the Flex and all other Android stuff!

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Rumor: LG to out curved screen Smartphone in November/android-phone/rumor-lg-to-out-curved-screen-smartphone-in-november/ /android-phone/rumor-lg-to-out-curved-screen-smartphone-in-november/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 02:53:31 +0000 /?p=3337 lg Rumor: LG to out curved screen Smartphone in November

This may not be the freshest of news, but it still worth reading AND anticipating.

Korean tech giants LG and Samsung have been, for years concocting on the idea of developing a Smartphone with a curved screen and, by the look of things, it looks like LG is taking the steering wheel in this concept, as reported by Wall Street Journal recently.

As reported, LG is bracing for its curved screen Smartphone release sometime in November and it will, according to the news be called G Flex. While this may be of some truth, other sources are now showing up and telling us that it will be called the LG Z.

The device is said to have a 6-inch screen and will use a concave curve “that runs vertically” or somewhat similar to the Contour Glass on the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus. Now comes the intriguing part: the device will also incorporate the screen with AMOLED tech which LG doesn’t cater (is this where Samsung comes in?).

Whether it may be LG and/or Samsung, I’m sure we’ll anticipate the day that we’ll have a curved screen Smartphone. Are you excited to have one? Tell us your thoughts, people!

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LG Optimus 4X HD – The First Nvidia Tegra 3 Quadcore Powered Smartphone/android-phone/lg-optimus-4x-hd-nvidia-tegra-3-quadcore-powered-smartphone/ /android-phone/lg-optimus-4x-hd-nvidia-tegra-3-quadcore-powered-smartphone/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:46:12 +0000 /?p=2388 One week before the Mobile World Congress and LG seems cant wait that long. LG just announced the LG Optimis 4X HD and the first smartphone announced that is powered by Nvida Tegra 3 Quad-Core SoC and LG’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device. Last year it was also LG got the Guiness award as the first dual core smartphone – the LG Optimis 2X.

lg optimus 4x hd thumb LG Optimus 4X HD   The First Nvidia Tegra 3 Quadcore Powered Smartphone

Other than it is using the latest quad-core Tegra 3 from Nvidia, the display is worth mentioning as it uses LG’s IPS display at 4.7″inch display. If you compare the display size – the Galaxy S II is at 4.3″, Galaxy Nexus is at 4.65″.

LG Optimus 4X HD Specs:

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Tegra 3 Quad-Core Processor at 1.5GHz
  • 4.7″ IPS display at 720p
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front shooter
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage
  • 2150 mAh battery
  • Razor thin 8.9mm thickness
  • SHSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity
The battery size is very good at 2150MAh if you compare it to dual-core predecessors which is around 1650mAh. I guess we have to wait for more Optimus 4X HD goodies next week at MWC 2012.

Via: LG

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LG Optimus Vu side-by-side with Samsung Galaxy Note/android-phone/lg-optimus-vu-sidebyside-samsung-galaxy-note/ /android-phone/lg-optimus-vu-sidebyside-samsung-galaxy-note/#comments Sat, 11 Feb 2012 02:13:09 +0000 /?p=2377 LG Optimus Vu vs Samsung Galaxy Note 1 1 LG Optimus Vu side by side with Samsung Galaxy Note

PhoneTab is the new sensation. It’s a hybrid between a smartphone and tablet. Samsung is the first two introduce this on the market and many like it.  LG also entered the PhoneTab arena by introducing the LG Optimus Vu. It is a 5-inch device and it’s pictured side-by-side with Samsung’s Galaxy Note. The specs is said to be a dual-core Qualcomm WPQ8060 processor running at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, and an 8-megapixel camera. The dispaly is 1280×768 @ 4:3 aspect ratio which is more sharp than the Galaxy Note.
There is no other word but it seems this is a teaser from LG in preparation for the Mobile Word Congress at the end of this month.

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LG Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade schedule/firmware-updates/lg-android-ice-cream-sandwich-upgrade-schedule/ /firmware-updates/lg-android-ice-cream-sandwich-upgrade-schedule/#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2011 14:41:52 +0000 /?p=2142 lg ice creamsandwich LG Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade schedule LG announced the list and schedule of LG Android handsets for the much anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update. Like Sony Ericsson, LG split their Android phone lines based on location and model.  The roll out will start in the Q2 of 2012 and  top of the line LG phones will get the first taste of Android update followed by global LG phone lines.

 LG Android phones – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade Q2 2012:

  • LG Optimus LTE
  • Prada phone by LG 3.0
  • LG Optimus 2X
  • LG Optimus Sol
  • LG my Touch Q
  • LG Eclipse

followed by Q3 2012 upgrade:

  • LG Optimus 3D
  • LG Optimus Black
  • LG Optimus Big
  • LG Optimus Q2
  • LG Optimus EX

The first to get upgrade are those top of the line and exclusive phones mostly US and Europe. For global phones, the LG Optimus 2x is one included in the list followed by some high-end and mid-range phone like the Optimus Black.

Lets hope that LG will release the upgrade as promised because Android geeks and fans all over the world are pretty excited  for the Ice Cream Sandwich sweetness.

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LG announces Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Optimus handsets/android-phone/lg-announces-android-40-ice-cream-sandwich-upgrade-optimus-handsets/ /android-phone/lg-announces-android-40-ice-cream-sandwich-upgrade-optimus-handsets/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:34:24 +0000 /?p=2032 lg android 4.0 ics LG announces Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Optimus handsets

Rejoice LG Optimus owners! Lucky Goldstar Electronics finally announced there plan for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the current LG Optimus High-end line up.  Optimus line up that will get Android 4.0 update are as follows LG Optimus 2x, LG Optimus 3D, LG Optimus Black and Optimus LTE.

The schedule of the roll out for the LG Android ICS upgrade will be finalize and will be announced this December. If this is the case LG Optimus Android ICS upgrade will out by first quarter of 2012 and will announce further devices that might get Android 4.0.

This is the LG announcement via Facebook:

“We are also continuing to evaluate the ICS OS to determine whether it is compatible with the functionality, features and performance of other LG smartphones to make the ICS OS available on as many LG smartphones as possible. In December this year, the forthcoming upgrade schedule and additional specific models for the ICS OS upgrade will be posted on our LG Mobile Global Facebook page ( and on our local LG websites. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.”

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LG have plans for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update on LG Optimus 2x and other highend devices/firmware-updates/lg-plans-android-40-ice-cream-sandwich-update-lg-optimus-2x-highend-devices/ /firmware-updates/lg-plans-android-40-ice-cream-sandwich-update-lg-optimus-2x-highend-devices/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2011 07:30:19 +0000 /?p=1898 optimus2x LG have plans for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update on LG Optimus 2x and other highend devicesThe LG Optimus 2X rumor that it won’t get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update brought disappointments to Optimus 2X owners around the world. The LG Optimus 2X is the world’s first dual-core powered smartphone. The processor is a Nvidia Tegra-2 CPU and most of today’s dual core smartphone and tabets are powered by this processor. The specs of the Optimus 2X is very decent and considered still to be a high-end phone and personally when I read the news that it wont get Android 4.0 update I got frustrated knowing that it can run Android 4.0 with ease.

LG official statement on Optimus 2x Android 4.0 update:

“LG firmly denies the rumors that claim LG will not be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS update for the LG Optimus 2X. These rumors are NOT true. LG is currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as other LG high-end smartphones. Detailed information on the ICS OS update schedule for specific models will be announced, once the ICS OS is publicly released by Google. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.

Thank you very much.”

There is no schedule for the LG Android 4.0 update  yet. Samsung already promised that the Samsung Galaxy S 2 and other 2011 Samsung Android phones will get ICS upgrade. Other OEM like Motorola and HTC already gave their respective statements on the said matter.

We can see more Android 4.0 in the middle of 2012 as early as MWC 2012 we will see some upcoming Android 4.0 devices. It’s been the history of Android manufacturers to release new device with new OS after the Mobile World Congress.

via: PhoneDog

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LG Optimus series Android 2.3 updates starting Nov. 1/android-phone/lg-optimus-series-android-2-3-update-starting-nov-1/ /android-phone/lg-optimus-series-android-2-3-update-starting-nov-1/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 12:40:34 +0000 /?p=1888 LG Optimus p920 3D LG Optimus series Android 2.3 updates starting Nov. 1Good news to LG Optimus owners, LG announced that LG Optimus Gingerbread update is rolling out this month. Starting from LG Optimus 2X which supposedly the update is out yesterday Nov 1 but according to some 2x owner no update is out yet either OTA or via update software. While LG Optimus 3D Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is due out in November 18th and for Optimus Black it will be on the 28th.

The update will not come in the exact date as promised. This has been the history of Android update due to each region’s specific settings of the Android OS.

If you are an Android LG Optimus user, try to check your update if LG Philippines is rolling out the update for the Optimus 2x Gingerbread update. No word for the Optimus One  if  the unit will get an update too. Currently the mentioned  LG Android phones are running Android 2.2 Froyo.

LG Android Philippines Price update:

LG Optimus 3D – Php 26,000
LG Optimus 2x – Php 23, 500
LG Optimus Black   – Php 17, 000

I don’t like bad news but I need to post this. LG Optimus 2x is not getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update so probably this is the last update for your beloved first dual core smartphone Guinness of world book holder.

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LG Optimus EX – officially announced, specs/android-phone/lg-optimus-officially-announced-specs/ /android-phone/lg-optimus-officially-announced-specs/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:46:10 +0000 /?p=1555 optimus ex 2 LG Optimus EX   officially announced, specs After leaked photos and speculations LG Electronics finally announced their new smartphone and provided all the details about – the LG Optimus EX. The LG Optimus EX (LG-SU880/KU8800) is an high-end Android smartphone, powered by a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor  at 1.2Ghz and 1GB of RAM. The internal storage is 8GIG and expandable via a microSD.

The operating system is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This smartphone has WiFi Direct, DLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance) – enables you to display your mobile display to DLNA capable LED or LCD monitors, Bluetooth, HDMI Output. The Camera is a 5MP but the downside is it has no flash.

Another nifty feature of this LG Android phone is its display. The display uses IPS Panel with 700nits making the brightest display for smartphone to date. It can also record 1080p video and HD playblack. The thickness is 9.65mm and only weighs around 127grams.

The battery is said to be 1500mAh. The price and release date is not yet announced so stay tuned here at PinoyDroid.

LG Optimus EX Specs:
CPU: Nvidia Tegra 2 at 1.2 Ghz
OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display: IPS Panel
Camera: 5MP – 1080p recording
Storage: 8GB Interal, 32GB Max via MicroSD
Battery: 1500mAh


Name of the “Optimus 2X ‘means that connecting with the superior (EXcellent) performance, and special (EXclusive) luxurious, exciting (Exciting) Serve means, such as entertainment’ Optimus EX ‘was named.

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[Download]T-Mobile LG Optimus G2X P999 – Gingerbread update/android-news/downloadtmobile-lg-optimus-g2x-p999-gingerbread-update/ /android-news/downloadtmobile-lg-optimus-g2x-p999-gingerbread-update/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:49:16 +0000 /?p=1399 If you own an LG Optimus G2X P999 (T-Mobile G2X) and still waiting for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update? Wait no more, some folks at XDA discovered that G2X Gingerbread update is now available via download. What you will need for the update are your Windows computer, USB Cable, your LG G2X and the updater.

LG P999 Gingerbread [Download]T Mobile LG Optimus G2X P999   Gingerbread update

G2X Gingerbread updater

XDA Thread

Note: The update may remove your root.

LG Optimus G2x is a U.S. variant of the LG Otimus 2X P990

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