Posts Tagged ‘LG’
Box giving LG and Ericsson Android users the cloud love.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 02:00 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 30 November 2011 02:00
How does 50GB of cloud storage sound to you? Would it sound even better if it was free? 50GB of free cloud storage, say it’s true! Yes, Virginia it is indeed true. Box is offering up a slice of their cloud service, on the house, to owners of LG and Sony Ericsson Android phones. That’s a lot of..ahem…art films to watch at your leisure. Or photos, documents, pdfs, I mean really the sky’s the limit here. Well to be precise 50GB is the limit here but you geeks get the idea.
LG is already set up for users to partake of this bounty, they can head over to the Android Market to download the app. Once they sign up, everything should be ready to rumble. Sony is planning on hammering everything out soon, presumably by year’s end. The process will be the same as LG’s: download, install, sign up, float away in the cloud. Recently, Box handed out this perk to users of the iVariety of devices. It’s nice to see they haven’t forgot about the rest of the world. The only question left, what about other phones? Samsung, perhaps?
LG cooking up something for December 1st, what could it be?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 07:21 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 22 November 2011 07:21
It seems LG has been sending out digital invites for an upcoming event scheduled on December 1st. The invites are pretty vague but it’s going to be a launch event and the handy guys at Engadget have deciphered the image’s name: LG Nitro. The Nitro began its rumored life as the LG Optimus LTE with a spec sheet that will rival Samsung’s powerhouse Galaxy S II. Filling out the curvy body will be a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB on-board storage, an 8 megapixel camera and a 4.5 inch 720p display. It will be a Gingerbread running device set to hop on AT&T’s fledgling 4G LTE network.
Obviously nothing official is going to drop prior to the big day but curious cell phone lovers are certain to keep prying for any internal memos and leaks they can find. With the event just over a week away, will LG build more excitement or let the mystery build? Any geeks ready to see what LG is going to drop on the 1st or are you too bloated with Black Friday deals to care? Sound off in the comments below!
Skype For Android 2.1 Adds More Video Calling Capable Handsets.
Last Updated on Friday, 5 August 2011 02:27 Written by LoganDX Friday, 5 August 2011 07:00
Skype released a new version of their Skype for Android app that opens up support for 17 new devices. The new 2.1 version of the app has enabled the joys of video chat on the go for the following: Acer A5, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Evo 3D, HTC 4G, HTC Flyer, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and the Sony Ericsson Ray. Note that you must be running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher to enable the update.
Unsupported devices running Froyo could still run the update but quality might be slightly downgraded. Launch the updated app, hit “Skype Settings” and then tick “Enable Video Calling”. If you don’t see that option, then you’re out of luck this time. Froyo users will be able to use the rear facing camera only to chat but Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will allow access to the front facing camera.
Android phones getting better update structure
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 07:26 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 11 May 2011 02:00
Day one of the Google I/O event, Google announced a new coalition of carriers and OEMS. The initial members being AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG, Vodafone and Motorola. The group’s goal is to work out the logistics of keeping all Android powered phones on a 18 month guaranteed support window. The committee will provide timely OS updates to hardware capable phones inside this window.
Hardware capable designation will be left to the handset manufacturers, adhering to Google’s specifications. Of course, this will leave quite a few older generation mobiles out in the dust but should keep more newer generation models up to date. Moving forward, hopefully this tackles the fragmentation issue that Android phones deal with.