As the sun rises on the beginning of another work week in the U.S., a couple of new rumors are spreading about the sequel to the LG Optimus G. First, with the Optimus name being dropped from LG's high-end models, the name of the phone is believed to be the LG G2. Simple and clean. The second rumor has to do with the actual launch of the LG G2. Just the other day, LG sent out invites for an "international media event" in New York City. Speculation is that the LG G2 will be one of the phones introduced at that time. But the latest word is that the LG G2 will actually launch in Korea next month before the August 7th event. So what it behind the early release of the LG G2 in Korea? It is believed that LG is doing this to combat the expected July release in Korea of a Samsung Galaxy S4 sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and offering LTE-Advanced connectivity. It just so happens that the LG Optimus G sequel also sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and is enabled for LTE-Advanced networks. The … [Read more...] about Korea rumored to get a head start with July launch of the LG G2?
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posted on 24 Jun 2013, 09:24 4 1. Kurai (unregistered) LG and Sony are on fire! . . . i'm really looking forward for these companies even though i never tried LG before . . . Good luck LG and Sony! posted on 24 Jun 2013, 09:43 2 3. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013) I had an LG Ally as my first smartphone. At the time, the screen was top-notch, and it was durable as hell! posted on 24 Jun 2013, 09:49 0 5. roldefol (Posts: 4674; Member since: 28 Jan 2011) If LG releases the G2 in July/August, there is a strong possibility Verizon may pick it up. They've been releasing their LG flagships roughly every 10 months. The Spectrum was 1/12 and the Spectrum 2 was 10/12. They'll be due to replace it in their lineup soon. 6. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012) Hoping the best of LG this time with G2. Please improve on camera and music don't let us down once again! 7. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013) It's strange that LG's … [Read more...] about Comments for : Korea rumored to get a head start with July launch of the LG G2?
Google I/O is just about to kick off, and we've been looking forward to a ton of news about the latest Google products and services emerging from the tech conference. One of the oh-so-many developments that's been on our radar has been a long-overdue expansion of Android Pay to users in the United Kingdom (where Apple Pay already has a head start), and when we heard about UK retailers already putting up Android Pay signage last week, it was looking increasingly likely that Google would be announcing this next phase of Android Pay availability at I/O. But just like news of Google's new Spaces app, this one can't quite wait for the formal start of Google I/O, and today Google flips the switch on Android Pay in the UK.Google laid out its broader plans for Android Pay in the UK back in a March blog post, talking about support for MasterCard and Visa credit cards, as well as debit card support for a number of big UK banks – though with Barclays notably absent. At the time, Google … [Read more...] about Android Pay finally comes to the UK, but it’s off to a bumpy start (UPDATE: not quite yet)
Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X begin next Friday, October 27th. But those who are subscribers to the Apple Upgrade Program are getting a head start when it comes to reserving an unit. Starting on Monday, members of the Upgrade Program can start setting up their paperwork. And beginning this year, members can send to Apple via mail, their old iPhone model being upgraded.Opening the Apple Store app and filling out the paperwork in advance will allow Upgrade Program members to zip through the pre-order checkout line faster than others on October 27th. But they will still have to wait for Friday morning at 3am EDT to reserve the tenth anniversary model. The problems Apple has had with the production of the phone, combined with the expected heavy demand, could result in shipping dates getting extended into next year. The faster the pre-ordering process takes, the earlier the iPhone X will be delivered. Having the paperwork already completed could provide an advantage for members of the … [Read more...] about Apple Upgrade Program subscribers get a head start on reserving the Apple iPhone X
posted on 21 Oct 2017, 13:47 0 1. Nopers (unregistered) They get as much of a head start as anyone who have added their chosen configuration to their favourites. posted on 21 Oct 2017, 13:48 3 2. cnour (banned) (Posts: 2305; Member since: 11 Sep 2014) The world (including you haters) is waiting..... posted on 21 Oct 2017, 16:05 2 4. darkkjedii (Posts: 27047; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) LMAO LMAO posted on 21 Oct 2017, 16:53 6 5. tedkord (Posts: 15816; Member since: 17 Jun 2009) Yes, we are...for the Note 9, which will be the first phone to dethrone the Note 8 (and will bring your tears yet again). posted on 22 Oct 2017, 00:05 1 12. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 651; Member since: 30 Jan 2011) Nothing will dethrone my Nokia 3310 posted on 21 Oct 2017, 15:03 1 3. Finalflash (Posts: 3712; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) This is a good idea, since it keeps those who actually use the device at the front of the line rather than the people who will flip it … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple Upgrade Program subscribers get a head start on reserving the Apple iPhone X
I attended the annual BlackBerry conference this week, and had a nice chat with the folks that make their QNX operating system. In case you don’t remember, BlackBerry acquired QNX back in 2010 and went on to use the software in its ill-fated PlayBook tablet, and new phones. Interestingly enough, it also ended up in cars.Over the last few years, QNX has been slowly displacing Windows CE to become the dominant platform in connected cars. There are a number of reasons for this shift, but the biggest seems to be that car makers apparently don’t want to run Windows 8 embedded in their cars. This promises an interesting future, because the QNX developers understand that the future is highly mobile, and that bringing the desktop experience to a mobile platform is pretty much a non-starter. BlackBerry is also making some strong progress with its phones, and since QNX is a distributed OS (anybody can license it from BlackBerry), this could lead to a very different … [Read more...] about Connected cars are the next mobile frontier, and BlackBerry has a head start
Yesterday, we were all busy comparing Google Drive to its various competitors (no exception here). The anticipation has built over the past six (six!) years, so the fury over the compare and contrast was to be expected.The usual players appeared in most charts: Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box, and Amazon took their seats for obvious reasons. And the general consensus has been that they have a formidable opponent in Google Drive. By the numbers and other easily comparable information, that makes sense. Google Drive is relatively affordable, offers similar features that its competitors have in their corner, and some impressive weight to leverage in the form of Google Docs.But one thing to consider when it comes to cloud data products is their developer platform, and there are some surprises about who might have more to offer than you originally thought.And the head start goes to…Dropbox obviously has developers in its corner — that’s a well known fact. It has an impressive … [Read more...] about The road to winning the cloud will be paved with developers: Who has a head start and who’s playing catch up
Microsoft will begin sharing technical details with security partners about vulnerabilities addressed in its monthly security updates, known as "Patch Tuesdays," the company announced Tuesday at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.The move, according to the company, was prompted by a growing but undesirable trend associated with Patch Tuesdays that has malicious code writers releasing exploits related to the updates sometimes within hours of the release.Releasing patches always indicates to hackers the location of vulnerable code, and they will inevitably use that to develop attacks against those who do not patch, said Richard Wang, U.S. manager at SophosLabs.The new Microsoft Active Protection Program (MAPP) is the company's attempt to stymie hackers before they can craft their malware by giving security software vendors an opportunity to get ahead of the game and provide updates to customers before any malicious code has been launched."This is big news. I was pretty surprised by … [Read more...] about Microsoft to Give White Hats a Head Start on Patch Tuesdays
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show is well under way in Las Vegas this week, and as usual, Apple isn't displaying any wares at the convention. But the company's presence is still palpable at the show, as its competitors in the tablet, smartphone and computer arenas show their latest products and invite inevitable comparisons.Even the field of TVs is rife with Apple rumor. With Vizio showing off sets that will run on an updated version of Google TV, and Samsung, Sharp and LG all debuting sets with features such as "magic" remotes, it could appear as though many manufacturers are jockeying for marketshare before Apple launches its not-yet-announced television product or platform.If Apple were to come out with an actual television, investors may be more likely to buy into a product that already has a content and data ecosystem in place. But if the company doesn't release anything soon, Google could get a head start on TV marketshare."Google TV is taking the lead as they are partnering … [Read more...] about CUPERTINO BUSINESS REPORT There’s a Scent of Apple in the Air at CES
Apple is in talks with Foursquare about a data-sharing deal that would allow it to use Foursquare's local information to help further develop its mapping application, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.The Foursquare mobile app uses smartphone users' locations to help them find nearby restaurants, bars or services. Users can also check in at locations and display the information on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, sometimes leading to special deals from the location.If Apple had that kind of information built into its operating system, especially its highly criticized Maps app, users could find local hotspots without having to do a separate search through Google, one of Apple's chief competitors.Neither company confirmed the report about the talks. Even if this particular partnership doesn't work out, though, a deal to secure local data for Apple is crucial for the company's Maps app, said tech analyst and consultant Jeff Kagan."Apple should never have moved … [Read more...] about CUPERTINO BUSINESS REPORT Foursquare Partnership May Give Apple a Route to Maps Success