The Netflix APK has recently been pulled from a prototype of the LG Revoluion, the first Android smartphone to offer full Netflix support. This was done by a guy named Alex Smith and thanks to his work, the Netflix APK is now readily available to anyone who wants to give it a whirl. The downside here is that you’ll only be able to use it to manage your Netflix queue and browse movies. The app alerts you that it “could not reach the Netflix service,” if you try to stream a movie, which is probably due to the DRM issues that have been responsible for a full Netflix on Android client delay in More >
Verizon is on the verge of adding another trick up its sleeve – the carrier intends to announce VoLTE, which will enable voice calls to be routed over their fancy new LTE network, at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. This will be opening the door to simultaneous voice and data usage, a feature that AT&T customers have been bragging about for quite some time now. Additional benefits will include better call quality for VoLTE-enabled phones, hough legacy 3G users will be left behind with no improved call clarity. Text and video over LTE with Verizon and Skype partnering up to provide More >
LG has made some pretty striking comments regarding Windows Phone 7, the comments come to us via James Choi who is LG’s marketing director. According to Choi LG hasn’t quite been blown away by the newly launched platform. He tells Pocket Lint, “From an industry perspective we had a high expectation, but from a consumer point of view the visibility is less than we expected”. On the flip-side, Choi had nothing but positive comments for the Windows Phone itself, calling it “absolutely perfect” as a “huge” part of the market. An advantage it has over competitors is that its “very intuitive and More >
CES 2011 has definitely hit its quota for surprises, good and bad but one thing remains, this years show has been has been amazing. We’ve had everything from a mixed emotion keynote from Verizon to an announcement of glasses-free 3D TVs from LG. To say this year has been a roller-coaster would be an understatement. So after getting over our nerdgasms we thought we could put together a quick list of devices that have stood out so far. So without ever further delay, we give you the list of products (so far and in no particular order) that you should check out from CES 2011.
Kicking off the More >
After teasing us with its CES 2011 smart TV line up, LG seems to be bringing more to the table than originally expected. The new LK530, LV3700, LV5500, LW5600, LW6500, LW7700, LW9500, LW9700, PZ750 and PZ950 – all made up of LED, LCD and plasma models – are all models that will be getting a redesigned UI and a Magic Motion remote along with other exciting features. With the main menu being slimmed down -to TV Live, Premium Content, TV Apps and Launcher Bar- there’s now more focus on streaming content and LG Apps. You’ll get local streaming with LG Smart Share working with a web browser on More >
Honeycomb, Google’s new Android tablet OS will be requiring a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor to be run correctly say Bobby Cha, the managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert. Unfortunately, this means that existing Android run tablets can’t upgrade to Honeycomb because they lack the processing strength to meet the required specs. Manufacturers are stating that they’ll be moving to the new processor architecture for 2011 but as it stands now, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform is the only chipset on the market that includes a Cortex-A9. Some people are also saying that a 1280 x More >
This year at CES 2011 it’s expected that tablets are going to be a hot topic for most of the big name companies, and it looks like LG is ready to lace up the gloves and step into the ring. Sources are reporting that LG has plans for keeping up with Samsung, but also look to be aiming higher in the tablet market according to Korea times. LG is looking to start off strong with their version of the Android-based device featuring an 8.9-inch display.
Rumors of LG coming out with a tablet aren’t anything new, as earlier this year it was believed that LG was planning on releasing one. But after More >
Microsoft recently officially launched Windows Phone 7 – their next generation mobile operating system. The company has revealed nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will ship by the holiday season to finally join the smartphone race and take on Apple’s iPhone, Android phones, and RIM’s BlackBerry. Microsoft previously unveiled Windows Phone 7 at Mobile World Congress 2010 back in February.
Below is part of Microsoft’s press statement which discusses what Microsoft was aiming to accomplish with the enhanced version of their mobile operating system:
In today’s busy world we are spending More >
If you thought Samsung was just going to stick with the Galaxy S line in the Android OS area then you were wrong! We’re now getting wind of some specs for an upcoming Android slider known as the Samsung Galaxy Q. It’s a bit strange that some features are better than that of the Galaxy S while others seem to lag a bit behind.
Samsung’s Galaxy Q has many similarities to that of the Galaxy S. This includes the same 1GHz Hummingbird processor and Super AMOLED display technology that we see in the S line. Oddly enough though the display is 3 inches in contrast to the Galaxy S 4-inch super AMOLED More >
Microsoft is not new to having partners galore in the phone business but its lineup of manufacturers for the upcoming and surprisingly promising Windows Phone 7 launch is no less impressive. After plenty of rumoring, Microsoft has confirmed that Dell and HTC will be making Windows Phone 7 phones, as well as ASUS, LG, and Samsung who all have already been confirmed. All of the companies should have a Windows Phone 7 product by the end of this year, with the launch of the OS still vaguely slated for the “holidays.” We don’t have any doubt that all five manufacturers can build some compelling More >