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HTC® and Verizon top in speedy Android™ upgrades

One of the major drawbacks of buying a mobile using Android as a platform is the delay in updates reaching the user. Several major phone companies and carriers lag behind in pushing the updates that Google releases. Among the cell phone companies HTC is the quickest in releasing the updates. HTC had released the Froyo update to 50% of the compatible phones in 2010, a recent survey said. On the other hand Motorola updated 15.4% of the devices, Samsung 11.4 % and LG, Sony and Dell did not push any updates. There have been rumors from T-Mobile, which claims that Samsung is holding out updates as a marketing gimmick for its forthcoming release of Vibrant 4G. Also Motorola and HTC were the fastest to update their phones within almost 56 days.

Among the carriers Verizon has updated a third of compatible device with Froyo and was also the fastest to update the handsets (within 58 days), Sprint updated 28.6 % of devices while T-Mobile only 1/8th of its consumers. AT&T lagged behind with it not pushing Froyo updates to its handsets in 2010. Sprint and T-Mobile crossed three months before managing to update their devices.

The problem with the Android update distribution system is the many layers and steps that it has to get through for an update launched by Google to reach the end user. Google forwards the source code which each phone company edits and customizes for its own UI and then the carrier makes its own changes before finally forwarding it to the user. Each phone company has to evaluate the update and make sure it is running properly and in tune with the smart phone also whether the apps are working with the new OS update, hence the delay.

An HTC PR stated that it takes time to port all of our applications over to Froyo and then make sure that it is running well on each of our devices. They should make sure that our applications are taking advantage of the Froyo features. To make sure that they are all running properly on the OS now that it is a new version. Google plans to address these problems with the next Android update Gingerbread and hopes to remove such issues and make the updating much easier hence a reduction in time frame for the user.

LG® Optimus 3D smartphone

LG Optimus 3D smartphone has a 4.3-inch LCD display panel. The LCD display uses the parallel barrier technology to create a 3D effect. The functionality of glasses-free 3D technology was recently showcased by many companies during CES. Following are the basic hardware configuration and capabilities of the LG Optimus 3D phone. LG Optimus is the world’s first Android smartphone which is capable of capturing videos in 3D. This device runs on dual core 1 GHz OMAP4 processor with 512 MB of dual channel memory. At the back of this device there are dual 5 mega pixel cameras to shoot images and videos in 3D. The dual cameras of this device captures scenario in 720p of High Definition (HD). This device provides 8 GB of internal storage to store data.

LG Optimus 3D smartphone

LG is not the first company which has launched 3D display panel in their smartphone devices. Sharp has already launched the technology of glasses- free 3D display in its Android OS enabled smartphones. Just like Sharp, HTC is also going to offer the same technology in their smartphones. Another news about LG is regarding its Smartphone Optimus 2X. This smartphone from LG will be launched in Europe. Following are the basic hardware configuration and capabilities of LG Optimus 2X. It comes with a touch screen display of 4.0 inches. The screen is capable of rendering 16 million colors. As regarding the working capabilities, it is a full-fledged device for performance. It comes along with 8GB of internal storage and 32GB of external storage supported on a micro SD card. Further the device is supported by 512 MB of RAM along with speed of dual core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It has a GeForce graphical processing unit and Tegra 2 chipset. As regarding the shooting capabilities, the back camera can take 8 megapixel images, and also has video conferencing capabilities.

LG and Samsung Upgrade to Android 2.2

The changed version of the world has preferred to depend on technology in doing almost everything. The modern world has started using technology in almost every single field of life. The world of mobile phones has evolved a lot in the recent years. There are several changes that have happened in the positive way. There are numerous companies who have taken in up to themselves for coming up with new technologies on a regular basis. It is for the users to ensure that they stay with the same pace of the evolution of the modern technology. The mobile phone is no longer just a tool which is used for communication. The mobile phones of the modern world are more like palm tops which can be used in doing a lot of things. There are numerous applications which are introduced to the world on a regular basis. These applications are very useful and can make life a lot simpler for the users. However, the thing to note in this context is the fact that, the users would need to upgrade the operating systems of their phones, in order to use these applications.

The world of mobile phones has been dominated by the companies like Samsung and LG. The companies have managed to meet the requirement of the modern world and have managed to come up with new versions of mobile phones on a regular basis. The Samsung Acclaim and LG Ally have managed to gain a lot of popularity in almost all parts of the world. However, the popularity curve was just dipping, when the companies realised that half of the population which are using Android, are using the version of Android 2.2.

This factor has forced the companies to ensure that the mobile phones are upgraded to the latest version of operating system. This factor was extremely necessary for maintaining the user satisfaction level. The companies consider customer satisfaction as their top most priority and this upgrade was a good proof of that. There are several excellent applications which require the latest version of Android. These applications have managed to gain a huge degree of popularity in almost all parts of the world. Apart from this factor, the latest version of operating system, is far more durable and has several new add-ons. The Android 2.2 uses the latest version of flash player and thus is able to make the surfing experience a much better one in more ways than one. The upgrade was hugely appreciated by most parts of the world. This factor is well reflected in many worldwide surveys. There are users who have appreciated the decision in a huge way.

It is strongly advised to all the users to ensure that they get to use the Android 2.2. The version is so brilliant that, mere words are not enough to explain it.

LG G-Slate Review

LG Electronics had recently declared the launch of its latest creation, the LG G-Slate Tablet PC. This gadget has all the armaments that make a great Tablet PC. Some of the features in this system include the latest Android Operating System, a dual camera, 32 GB of in-built memory space, GSM 850/900/1800/1900/ UMTS 900, 1700/2100/2100 MHz network operating frequency, java compatibility, an inbuilt 3D graphics card, 4G network support, Google maps 5.0 with 3D and GPS.

The specifications of the LG G-Slate Tablet PC include a TFT capacitive touch screen, high resolution, LCD display, camera resolutions of 2592×1944 on the front and rear cameras, digital zoom features and inbuilt Gtalk application. In addition to this, it has MP3, AAC, AAC+ and AMR format audio file support, with video support of MP4, H 263 and H 264 formats, along with social networking applications such as facebook. It provides SMS, MMS and email support, along with Instant Messenger and Java integrated into it. It runs on an Android v3.0 operating system, and supports Google Ebooks and Tablet PC optimized Gmail. It has a universal 3.5 mm audio jack, with a High speed USB v2.0 port and supports Micro SD and SDHC memory cards.

LG, in addition to selling its latest tablet PCs in the US, has also planned to ship versions without 4G support to countries outside the country. Sources within the company had said that the company has planned to release the Wi-Fi and 3G supported models of its Google Honeycomb G-Slate tablet to the United Kingdom as well as other countries. The LG has revealed the 4G version of the G-Slate Tablet PC in the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, held in Las Vegas this year. This latest gadget from the house of LG had been designed for T-Mobile in the Unites States.

LG has detracted from selling its 4G models outside the US due to the fact that 4G is not available anywhere in the world, except in the US. LG has reported that its 4G model can deliver download speeds of up to 21 Mbps. By releasing different versions of its tablet PC, LG has taken a leaf out of Apple’s campaign. Apple’s iPad is available in different versions; while one has 3G, the other version is Wi-Fi enabled. This way, there are various versions of Apple’s single product, which is why it has become popular. LG aims to mimic the success of Apple with its G-Slate Tablet PC, but only time can tell how its new plans go. For the time being, LG has not yet revealed specific release dates for its tablet PC. It is slated to release further details in the Mobile World Congress that is going to take place between 14th and 17th February in Barcelona, Spain.

LG Planning 3D Technology without Glasses

LG is planning to unveil a Smartphone with 3D viewing and recording capability. And an added benefit of viewing 3D videos without the bulky glasses. Named as Optimus 3D it is planned to unveil at Mobile World Congress at Barcelona this year. The phone touted to be the most advanced and running on innovation will feature a dual-lens camera for 3D recording and a LCD screen for displaying the visual content. It comes with a 4.3 inch LCD with 800×480 resolutions. Parallax barriers are used as a series of light-blocking slits attached to the front of the LCD panel according to LG to help differentiate between the left and right image without requiring special 3D viewing glasses which gives us the perception of depth. It comes with HDMI and DLNA connectivity options to connect with a visual display or another media device for a rich media experience. It is rumored to run on NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor to power its 1080p HD video playback and recording.with a 8 megapixel camera with flash a front camera for video calling. The high resolution screen display is guaranteed to ensure an ultimate gaming and video experience. 3D enabled visual experience in a handheld device is not a new experience, Nintendo 3DS already has made an entry in this market. It also boasts of glasses free 3D experience. However the 3D effect can only be seen if you are staring at the screen from the front end, tilting negates the 3d effect. However the 3D effect is so mind-blowing that you would forgive Nintendo for this. It is not “characters coming out of the screen” 3D but depth 3D, and all this without the cumbersome 3D glasses.

LG’s press release states that the LG Optimus 3D addresses the lack of 3D content issue – one of the biggest challenges facing the 3D market – with a complete platform for a one-of-a-kind experience on a mobile device. They continued, stating that LG’s most advanced Smartphone to date would be featuring a dual-lens camera for 3D recording, a glasses-free LCD panel for 3D viewing and diverse connectivity options such as HDMI and DLNA for 3D content sharing anytime, anywhere.

The market trends are currently moving towards 3D with gaming Smartphones and televisions all moving towards this future. Sooner or later more and more companies will embrace 3D. LG has made the first steps towards this in cell phones. This was a future only imagined and now LG has brought it to our hands. Shape and form has been given to one of our fantasies. LG will have to be careful though that only 3D will not make its phone sell, it should have complimenting power packed features like a high processing power and a good battery life to make it against the huge array of Smartphones lined up for a release. This 14th of February in Barcelona at the Mobile World congress be prepared to be bedazzled.

LG Optimus 2X Revealed at CES 2011

The CES 2011, a bonanza for techies and the Super Bowl of technology for various products on the anvil by various players in the market, introduced a variety of gadgetry with unbelievable features that are mind boggling. In the smart phone arena, two companies revealed interesting and intriguing smart phones powered by Nvidia’s new dual core chip. Motorola with the intriguing Atrix and LG with its Optimus 2X, almost making it a full-fledged PC. Along with its super fast processor, the LG Optimus 2X boasts a new type of display with the feature of using ambient light to increase the brightness in well lit environments, thus increasing battery life.

Even the Quadrant benchmark tests revealed, very high scores for the LG Optimus 2X, the Android super phone running Android 2.2 Froyo and, has been on everyone’s lips since the CES 2011. This achievement in the Quadrant benchmark has put the LG Optimus 2X way ahead of live, so called successful, big bash Motorola Droid X and even the Google Nexus One. Being the first of LG’s dual core Android phones, and sporting a Tegra 2 chip inside, you can definitely see and feel the difference a Tegra 2 makes in your phone when playing around with it. It is no less than a tablet PC.

The Android 2.2 in the LG Optimus 2X, is programmed to receive the Android 2.3 updates, sports a one gigahertz dual core Tegra 2 processor by Nvidia, and a 8MP camera with flash and with a 1.3 MP camera on the front. It features good video recording and playback, as also a 4 inch capacitive touch screen with a wonderful resolution. Bluetooth, Wi Fi, Micro SD slot, HDMI, Micro USB, 3.5 mm headset jack and a 1500 mAh battery are some of the basic features the LG Optimus 2X presents.

LG’s LG Optimus 2X will definitely make Motorola run for their money. A really great device, the LG Optimus 2X came out triumphant at the CES 2011 with the ultra special gaming feature. Besides the feature of being able to stream out the gaming feature in HD onto a magnificent HD LG TV. The 800 by 480 resolution is something interesting to look at. The simple but effective styling of the LG Optimus 2X, using a single sheet of glass for the whole front section, incorporating 4 touch sensitive buttons in the standard Android arrangement is something to feel and ogle about. Of course you can’t beat the Google device, Google Nexus S when it comes to effectiveness in making the buttons disappear when the phone’s display is turned off, but this effect definitely brings about a smart and minimalistic look when the phone is not in use.

Thanks to LG, the matte black plastic, in the LG Optimus 2X and simple rounded edges gives you a very nice feel when held. Although not the slimmest phone on the market, the build quality feels solid enough and impressive piece of hardware.

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