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LG Spectrum for Verizon

The next-generation LG Spectrum is imminent. There’s been render leaks and FCC certifications and now the Spectrum 2 has been spotted in the Verizon Wireless Cellebrite system.

The Spectrum 2 will have a generous 4.7-inch IPS display on the front with 1280×720 pixel resolution, an 8MP camera on the back, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM on the inside. The specs haven’t changed all that much from the previous generation, but that’s because the original LG Spectrum didn’t come out very long ago. Blake Stimac gave it a 7 out of 10 rating, so if all the stars align, the Spectrum 2 should score at least on par with if not above the Spectrum that came before it.

For the bad news, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean isn’t likely to ship on the upcoming handset. Rather, it’ll probably come preloaded with the familiar, but now outdated frozen dairy treat, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

As a side note for those of you asking “What the hell is Cellebrite?” in your head, it’s the system Verizon uses to transfer all content from one phone to another such as photos, videos, ringtones, text messages, and contacts. The fact that the Spectrum 2 is showing up in it means the carrier is making final preparations before releasing the device.

[via TalkAndroid]

LG Spectrum 2 makes appearance in Verizon CelleBrite system originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2012-07-25T22:59:26Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j


Refresh Roundup week of May 28th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of May 28th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 03 Jun 2012 21:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Refresh Roundup: week of May 7th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of May 7th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 13 May 2012 20:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Refresh Roundup: week of April 16th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of March 5th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of March 5th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Mar 2012 15:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Verizon announces which HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG phones will get ICS

Verizon Wireless is proud to be the first American carrier to offer a smartphone running Android 4.0, but it does not want to stop there.  The carrier appears committed to bringing the latest version of the Android Operating System to as many compatible smartphones and tablets as possible.  Earlier today, Verizon published a list of smartphones and tablets from the major Android manufacturers that will receive an update to ICS in due time.  Most of the devices slated to receive the update are expected, but it is nice to see the ThunderBolt, DROID Incredible 2, and DROID Bionic make the cut.

LG has one lone device scheduled to receive the update to Android 4.0 in the high-end LG Spectrum.  Samsung has two tablets in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 expected to run ICS.  The Motorola Xoom, DROID Bionic, DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID 4, DROID XYBOARD 8.2, and XYBOARD 10.1 will each recieve the update.  Lastly, four HTC smartphones will receive the update including the ThunderBolt, Rezound, Rhyme, and DROID Incredible 2.

A few smartphones missing from the Verizon list include the Samsung DROID Charge, LG Revolution, Motorola DROID 3, and the Samsung Stratosphere.  However, Verizon reminds us that it will continue to update the list as it learns more from the manufacturer about which specific devices will make the list.  If your device isn’t mentioned, then there is still a chance it will receive Android 4.0.

Unfortunately, there is no specific time frame mentioned for any of the confirmed Android 2.3 smartphones, but I imagine the roll-out for all will be complete before the year is over.

[Verizon Wireless]

HTC Rezound 4G LTE smartphone

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer or looking to become one, the carrier is offering two of its latest 4G LTE handsets, the LG Spectrum and HTC Rezound, for $99.99 each with a two-year agreement. Both handsets run a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and impressive qHD displays. When BGR reviewed the Rezound last November, we were impressed with the overall performance of the device and with the gorgeous high definition display in particular. It was recommended over Motorola’s DROID RAZR and Samsung’s Galaxy S II, although due to its lack of Ice Cream Sandwich it fell short compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. Subscribers will have until Monday, February 28th to take advantage of Verizon’s deals on the Rezound and Spectrum, which are only available online. 

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LG Spectrum review

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Let's just get this out of the way, shall we? If the LG Spectrum looks familiar, you're not imagining things. It may have been a highlight at the company's CES press event last month, but the handset bears more than a passing resemblance to its older, more excitingly-named sibling, the LG Nitro HD -- and, by extension, the globe-trotting Optimus LTE. Beneath their 4.5-inch IPS displays, you'll find virtually identical guts, including a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1,830mAh battery and 4GB of internal storage, coupled with a 16GB microSD. There are some important distinctions here, of course -- namely, changes to the phone's shell and, of course, a shift from AT&T to Verizon. So, how does world-weary Optimus fare from its jump to Big Red? Find the answer past the break.

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LG Spectrum review originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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These two Big Red bedfellows couldn't be further apart on the smartphone range. LG's 4G-capable Spectrum (a Nitro HD in smooth, plastic coating) and the budget-friendly BlackBerry Curve 9370 are hitting retail shelves in tandem today, bringing users across Verizon's sub base the option to aim Android high or swing their wallets low. LG's repackaged, dual-core beast offers the same stunning 4.5-inch 720p HD display available on its AT&T counterpart and ships with Gingerbread 2.3.5 out of the box, although an upgrade to ICS is on deck. If you've been toying with the idea of an LTE phone, this might be the one for you, as its $199 pricing (with two-year contract) comes in well below other similarly equipped, high-end handsets. And lest we forget RIM's QWERTY for the masses, the Curve 9370 blends NFC, a 5 megapixel camera and handy GSM radios for the globe-hopping set. At $99 on contract, this device is poised to ding your bank account the least, but that's what you get with mid-range specs. Feel free to peruse the PR after break while you contemplate your place on the mobile spectrum.

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LG Spectrum, BlackBerry Curve 9370 available now on Verizon originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG Spectrum from Verizon Wireless is available today for $199 on a two year contract

Just as expected, the high-end LG Spectrum smartphone from Verizon Wireless is officially available for purchase starting today.  The Spectrum, announced during CES 2012, represents LG’s successor to the Revolution on Verizon and promises to be a powerful and sleek device on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

The Spectrum is priced at $199 on a two year contract and boasts 4G LTE connectivity, making it cheaper than other 4G LTE devices during the initial launch, but who’s complaining?  Don’t let the sub-$299 price tag confuse you as the Spectrum contains high-end specs able to match up with the Motorola DROID RAZR, HTC Rezound, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

In terms of specs, the Spectrum by LG features a 4.5 inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, Android 2.3, 8MP rear facing camera, 1.3MP front facing camera, and Mobile Hotspot Capability up to ten devices.  Even though it launched with Android 2.3 onboard, LG plans to upgrade it to Android 4.0 in the near future.

Again, if you’re interested in purchasing the LG Spectrum on Verizon Wireless, then you can visit the online web store or a physical retail store location starting today.  For $199 on a two year contract, the LG Spectrum features an enticing price tag and spec list.

[Verizon Wireless]