Available for a while now in Korea, LG’s innovative curved display-toting G Flex smartphone is ready to take the rest of Asia by storm in time for the year’s end.
One of two existing curved display smartphones and the sole representative of the race that actually bends, LG’s G Flex, is closer and closer of seeing daylight stateside.
LG’s G Flex, one of two smartphones touting curved displays to go official of late, is apparently getting a much wider rollout than initially expected, being due out in Europe “by December”, as well as on at least three of America’s big four networks.
Closely following Sprint, T-Mobile USA has made Nexus 5 ETAs and pricing official. The latest “pure Google phone” will land in T-Mo’s online store November 14, with brick and mortar locations set to get the handheld six days later.
With Android 4.4 KitKat officially official, fully detailed and available already on a number of Nexus devices, it’s only a matter of time until gadgets not running stock versions of Google’s OS will also be bestowed upon the honor of savoring the latest chocolaty software treat.
Following a genuine rumor overload that was cut short almost a little too late, Google Nexus 5 cravers are unsurprisingly faced with an availability news overload less than 24 hours after the phone’s glamour-free formal intro.
Though the world’s first couple of smartphones to sport curved displays didn’t quite end up as flexible as we imagined all this time, the Samsung vs. LG duel is shaping up to be quite heated and interesting to the outside viewer.
How much hype is too much? We’re probably about to find out, as we’re in the midst of a genuine rumor overload starring possibly the worst kept secret in Android history, Google and LG’s Nexus 5.
Hang on to your hats and get that popcorn popping, ladies and gents, because the Nexus 5 rumor parade is refusing to draw to a close. And the funny thing is we can’t look away. We just cannot.
For a device that’s bound to only hit Korea and even that in limited quantities, the curved LG G Flex is sure enjoying a long, healthy run in the rumor mix. Only today, for once, we’re not (just) hearing about its “curvalicious” design.
The battle is over, Samsung prevailed, LG lost… again, and whatever the Optimus makers manage to squeeze out the “G Flex”, it won’t be enough to make people forget Sammy’s Galaxy Round was the first curved display smartphone to see daylight.
Another day, another new Nexus 5 rumor to keep the never-ending speculation game going. Or in the case of today, another bundle of rumors, as the past few hours have seen the reports on availability and features of the next-gen “pure Google phone” downright exploding.
Let the flexible games begin. It’s what we’ve wanted so badly to proclaim for so long and at last we’re in a position to actually hope the first curved smartphone or smartphones are forthcoming.
As a loyal, longstanding fan of the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters”, I’m sad to say I find no pleasure whatsoever in being able to debunk one of the stronger popular beliefs as far as the tech-focused media is concerned.
Following Google’s unforeseen announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat, the Nexus 5 floodgates opened once again, far more furiously and apparently with stronger evidence supporting the rumors than ever before.
It seems hard to believe that a journalist with Taylor Wimberly’s contacts and reputation may get a story as big as that of the Motorola-made N5 wrong, but there’s increasing buzz of LG being Google’s partner for the next Nexus family member after all.
Show of hands, who here has ever heard of the LG Optimus Vu 2? How about the first-gen device? Maybe the LG Intuition? No one? Didn’t think so. And yet a Vu 3 is reportedly in the works and due to be made official come next month’s IFA tech expo.
It’s not unusual to see sub-$200 or even sub-$100 smartphones being released by obscure manufacturers from China and India that would be willing to do anything to be noticed. Not unusual, but still pretty impressive.
While the G2 was undoubtedly the biggest star of yesterday’s LG New York event, being also probably the coolest Android phone around, a more modest mid-ranger was also (quietly) introduced as part of the press conference that wrapped up less than 24 hours ago.
With roughly seven hours left to go until LG G2’s highly anticipated formal intro, we’re sad to inform you there’s basically nothing of interest still uncovered. We’ve seen the big guy caught on camera several times already, the spec sheet is as transparent as glass and even the exact product dimensions have been revealed.