LG’s newly unveiled Rolly Keyboard is one of the most impressive new smartphone accessories I've seen all year. Although it has the look of a Kickstarter project, the Rolly is a foldable, or rollable, full laptop keyboard that can connect to up to two devices at the same time via Bluetooth to increase your productivity while on the go.
Your smartphone's battery life is no doubt very important to you, but its charging time matters, too -- just ask anyone who's had mere minutes to top up a phone before heading out. So who offers the best recharge rates, then? Tom's Guide might have an answer. It recently conducted a charging speed test to determine which phones will deliver the most energy when you're in a rush. In short, you'll probably want to make a beeline toward either ASUS' Zenfone 2 or Samsung's Galaxy S6. The Zenfone 2 is the fastest in short bursts, giving you 32 percent power in just 15 minutes. The Galaxy S6 is faster overall, however, hitting 100 percent after 1 hour and 22 minutes.
Source: Tom's Guide
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In the very near future, Google will launch two new Nexus devices, including the new LG Nexus 5 and the Huawei Nexus 6. Many leaks have so far revealed details about the design, specs and features of the upcoming smartphones, and a new report gives us no information about the Nexus 5's front-facing camera.
I loved the Nexus 5, so much in fact that I bought 3, but when the Nexus 6 came around it just didn’t grab me. It was just that bit too big and let’s be honest, too expensive in comparison to the other versions.
Well if the rumours are to be believed, Google is working on two Nexus handsets this year. One, Codenamed Angler will be manufactured by LG and land with a 5.2-inch screen, while the second one, Bullhead, will be made by Huawei and will sport a 5.7-inch screen.
Up until now only leaked schematics and device renders have reached the web, that is until the above image has surfaced. The leaked image shows off the rear of the upcoming Nexus handset from LG, which sports a Halo fingerprint sensor, a protruding camera module, a dual-LED flash, and a LaserAF sensor.
We have little other news on the specs of either device, but Angler being that bit smaller has rekindled my interest enough to pull me from OnePlus. Well let’s wait and see…
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LG is launching a new Hi-Fi music service later this month, but the company's not touting it as an Apple Music or a Spotify rival. After all, it will only be accessible through certain devices, particularly its premium phones, which likely includes the LG G4 and its predecessors, the G3 and the G2. The service will be available in 70 countries, including the US, the UK, Australia, Brazil, Russia, China and Italy. LG's announcement says the songs will have a 24bit/192kHz playback quality and that customers will be able to download two free songs (and buy more at up to 50 percent off) per month. Unfortunately, the company didn't mention a streaming option, so it's probably not in the cards. LG also didn't elaborate on its pricing scheme, but you can monitor the SmartWorld app or www.lgworld.com to find out as soon as the service goes live.
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Back in the day, when this site was still in nappies, we were looking at “proper” smartphones. They had numeric keypads on the front and tiny low-res screens up front. Cameras? Oh, they were a dream son. Some even had the audacity to be “flip” phones, which were great to slam shut if you were having an argument with someone.
Now LG looks to be bringing them back, at least to certain parts of the world anyway.
The LG Wine Smart was known previously in Korea as the LG Gentle, but has been rebadged for a launch in France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Kazakhstan and Japan later this year.
It has real, numeric keys up front and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. There’s a 3.2″ HVGA 480×320 pixel screen and is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core CPU. There’s 1GB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot for expansion. Around back, a 3 megapixel camera and up front there’s a VGA shooter which you’ll never use.
It’ll do 4G, WiFi and has Bluetooth 4.1 capability. It’ll be available in navy and burgundy. We don’t have details on pricing or exactly when it’ll be available but we’ll keep you posted.
SEOUL, Aug. 5, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) brings global consumers with its newest hybrid smartphone designed especially for a generation of users who are more accustomed to the feel of flip — also known as folder or clamshell — phones. Originally announced in the domestic Korean market as LG Gentle, the all-new LG Wine Smart will make its international debut later this month in target countries including France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Kazakhstan and Japan, among others.
The Wine Smart combines the familiarity of a folder phone with an easy-to-use touchscreen and the connectivity and power of a smartphone. Thanks to the positive response to the original Wine Smart introduced in Korea last year, LG optimized the latest model with more advanced multimedia features to make the transition from feature phone to smartphone as seamless as possible.
The new LG Wine Smart is powered by Android Lollipop 5.1.1 to run the latest apps without complaint. To truly optimize the new Wine Smart for flip phone fans, LG included a large physical 3×4 numeric keypad for easy and accurate typing and hotkeys that provide instant access to frequently used features such as phone dialer, address book, text messages or camera. Larger-than-normal icons take full advantage of the 3×3 home screen layout on the crisp 3.2-inch HVGA display. The Wine Smart includes LG’s Safety Care feature which can be set to automatically transmit emergency alerts and real-time location to pre-selected contacts whenever the user needs immediate assistance.
“Our goal with LG Wine Smart was to create a smartphone that fans of flip phones could embrace,” said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company. “Consumers shouldn’t have to miss out on the smartphone revolution because they prefer a particular phone design over another. With LG Wine Smart, they won’t have to.”
Prices and carrier details will be announced locally at the time of launch.
Chipset: 1.1GHz Quad-Core
Display: 3.2-inch HVGA (480 x 320)
Memory: 4GB ROM / 1GB RAM / MicroSD
Camera: Rear 3MP / Front VGA
Battery: 1,700mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Size: 117.7 x 58.7 x 16.6mm
Network: 4G LTE / HSPA+ 42Mbps (3G)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
Colors: Burgundy / Navy
, among others.
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In the wake of the Stagefright bug, LG has reportedly committed to posting monthly security updates to protect its Android smartphones. It's the third company in two days to pledge to ensure that its devices aren't left wide open for hackers, since Google and Samsung both said the same yesterday. The announcement was reported by Wired, who quotes an unnamed LG source as saying that it'll provide the updates on a monthly basis. Unfortunately, these updates will still have to be passed fit for purpose by the carriers, who frequently drag their feet when it comes to getting them out to consumers.
Via: Android Police
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This year Google will launch two different Nexus handsets, the first time it's launched two phones in one year. A couple of new reports offer more details about the LG and Huawei Nexus smartphones, as well as a first set of images that could show a prototype for one of the two devices.