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Remember the LG Optimus G which despite seeming like a solid phone (to which the Nexus 4 appeared to be based), took a little (too) long to arrive in Australia – so long that it found itself perhaps inadequately up against the aforementioned flagship devices?
Well you didn’t think LG would rest there did you? Well-known leak source @evleaks has posted a photo of what could very well be the upcoming successor to the Optimus G – the Optimus G2. Aside from its somewhat dashing small-bezeled design, the G2 is rumoured to use a Snapdragon 800 …
It’s arrived in Australia a little later than expected, but the LG Optimus G has finally landed on our shores and is on sale now from Telstra. With competitors like the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 fast approaching, and its cousin the Nexus 4 attracting plenty of attention, how does LG’s latest Australian flagship superphone fare? Read on for our full review!
Have you been anxiously waiting to get your hands on the LG Optimus G from a local vendor?
After today’s launch event, LG have announced that the Optimus G is available right now from Telstra stores starting from $0 per month, for 24 months on the $60 plan. In fact, I visited a Telstra store this morning to check that they were there – lo and behold – they were!
Our very own Norman Ma attended the launch event so expect a short wrap-up and a full review shortly! In the meantime, head over to Telstra’s online store for more details and purchase options.
We’re only about a couple of weeks away from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but that doesn’t stop everyone from guessing what is and isn’t going to be unveiled.
Today LG took a bit of the guessing out of the game by announcing that this year’s Mobile World Congress will see them introduce the next generation Optimus L series, not that it’s a surprise to many.
Says LG Electronics Australia’s Marketing General Manager on the L Series:
LG has a history of pushing the envelope when it comes to style and LG’s Optimus L Series builds on this heritage of design innovation. By evolving the sophisticated style and premium features of the original Optimus L Series, its sequel is expected
Google have today released a new ad showing off the Nexus 4 and in particular one feature – Google Now. The video goes for one minute and shows off the features of Now a whole load. It goes from the weather, to a Hangout reminder and everything in between – including some translation and jokery.
One thing that I like about the ad is how smooth the Google Now animations are, which appear to be very similar to the real-world use of the Nexus 4. Have a gander:
Source: +Vic Gundotra
Were you excited by the much anticipated news that the LG Optimus G was coming to Australia?
Well it turns out that its imminent arrival date is drawing closer, with LG announcing an Australian launch event date of the 13th of March.
Just as a recap, the LG Optimus G was announced last year, featuring specs similar to the Nexus 4 – however with a few enhancements such as a 13mp camera, larger internal storage, and LG’s software tweaks. For more information on the specifications we know about, you can view them here.
If you’ve saved the date to your calendar and are keen to hear live news from the launch event, stay tuned closer to the …
Did you miss out on ordering the Nexus 4 when it came in stock last Thursday after the long 2 month wait?
Well, luckily for you, Google and LG have taken a while shorter than the last wait to replenish the stock! The 16GB Nexus 4 is now back in the Play Store for you to gobble up.
If you’re interested then head over to Google Play to check it out.
Did you miss out on the first round of Nexus 4′s that sold out in about 20 minutes? Have you, like me, been regularly visiting Google Play wondering when it’ll be in stock again?
Well you might be about to run into some luck come tomorrow.
According to Android Police, a tipster has alerted them to the definite possibility that the Nexus 4 will change from the “TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK” that appeared earlier this week to “IN STOCK” come 8AM AEST tomorrow morning
(EDIT: Android Police have since corrected the time to 9AM AEDT).
Unsure whether to set your alarm clocks for the early rise (especially for the poor people of Perth where it’ll be 5AM)? Android Police …
If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a Nexus 4 but have been frustrated by near-immediate sellouts and lack of supply on Google Play, we have some good news for you. LG has sent through a press release stating that the Nexus 4 will be available through Harvey Norman stores on the 1st of February, both outright and with Optus plans. Pre-orders are available now for stock available on the 1st.
Notably, Harvey Norman will only be selling the 16GB version of the Nexus 4, at an outright price of $496, a premium of almost $100 over the listed price on Google Play. On-contract prices with Optus haven’t been announced, but will be available on the Harvey …
Today we got an email we’ve been waiting on from LG for quite some time now. For what you ask?
LG have just announced a partnership with Telstra on their 4G network for the Australian launch of the Optimus G, LG’s latest “Superphone”.
Just to recall the specifications of the Optimus G:
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-core, Adreno 320 GPU
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 4.7” WXGA True HD IPS (1280 x 768 pixels)
- 32GB memory
- 2GB DDR RAM
- 4G LTE / 3G / 2G
- 13MP rear / 1.3MP front camera (and luckily not the 8MP camera we were previously advised)
- 2,100 mAh battery
- LG’s Quickmemo, QSlide, Dual Play/Dual Screen and Zerogap Touch.
You may notice the Optimus …
As 2013 looks like it’s shaping up to be the year of the 5 inch smart phone and 1080p screens, a new leak shows a nice surprise coming from the LG camp.
The leaked slide promptly shows the name of a new top-end phone – the LG Optimus G Pro (presumably the next evolution of the Optimus G). The mouthwatering specifications on the slide reveal the following specs:
- 5 inch 1920 x 1080 display
- 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB Memory
- 13mp rear camera, 2.4mp front camera
- 3,000mAh battery
Sound similar to the specs on the Sony Xperia Z give or take a few things?
It looks like 2013 is shaping up to be a …
After the Nexus 4 supply debacle causing the Nexus 4 to be out of stock on the Play Store, we’ve been wondering for some time when (and in some discussions, if) the Nexus 4 will resurface again in Australia. Though Google hasn’t really given any clear indication as to when this may be, an interview with Cathy Robin, director of LG Mobile’s France division, may have given us a glimmer of hope.
In her interview, Cathy states that the supply issues aren’t solely related to LG. Google apparently provided LG with previous sales figures of Nexus devices but (unsurprisingly) they were much lower than the demand for the Nexus 4. To add to the poorly anticipated demand, Cathy mentions that …