The Urbane 2 was poised to be one of the more innovative Android Wear smartwatches, but was recalled within days of hitting shops. LG said that there was some manufacturing defect that was spotted at the last minute, and so the Urbane 2 couldn’t reach consumers.
But now, LG says that it has fixed the defect, which affected the functioning of the device and that it is ready to be shipped, nearly five months after the recall.
The smartwatch would be launching in the US first on AT&T for $199, and would be launched in other regions and with other carriers at a later date.
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When OLED displays came out, the quality was unremarkable and most manufacturers didn’t really focus on OLED displays. But Samsung and LG held on, and continued to invest in OLED technologies, and after many generations of improvement, OLED displays’ quality can be said to match or even surpass that of LCDs, while consuming much less power. Continue reading Report: Apple is looking into OLED displays from Samsung and LG
According to a general theory about technology adoption, at the beginning the technology is prohibitively expensive and only early-adopters buy it. Later, with developments in the manufacturing side, the price comes down, and over time, it drops so low that almost everyone can afford the technology. Continue reading The race to the bottom: LG’s new phone costs only $10
Smartwatches are inherently tethered devices. They depend on your phones for notifications, Internet and much, much more. But while smartwatches were made for delivering information as quickly as possible, tethering them to a smartphone still limits their usefulness. Continue reading With its latest update, Android Wear smartwatches get access to LTE
Smartwatches are by and large smartphone-dependent devices. Without smartphones, most aren’t that useful, and some can’t even display the time without a smartphone.
But some manufacturers have been trying to change that by adding more radios into their smartwatches. While the first smartwatches launched with Bluetooth, now it is not uncommon to see WiFi and even GPS on smartwatches. With these new radios, Smartwatches take another step towards not being fully tethered to a smartphone.
LG launched an LTE smartwatch earlier, and also announced the first LTE Android Wear smartwatch this year. Now, AT&T has revealed the price of this smartwatch.
According to AT&T, the G Watch Urbane 2nd generation LTE would cost $300 unlocked, and $199 with a two year contract, which is a concept that is being phased out.
While for most it is difficult to justify the high-prices of these smartwatches, for a select few it is worth it. What do you think? Is LTE on a smartwatch really useful?
Smartwatches are supposed to be second screens of sorts, alerting you of notifications and offering a small snippet before you decide whether it is worth it to pull out your phone. They are not designed to replace smartphones. Continue reading LG announces the first LTE-enabled Android Wear smartwatch
A few days ago, it was leaked that Google would be announcing two Nexus devices at its event on September 29, and these devices would include the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P. Continue reading The Nexus 5X and 6P’s retail packaging leaks out
It has almost been a year since the Nexus 6 was announced, and we do think that it is time for a new Nexus . A new hardware flagship that runs the latest software, making for a potent combination.
The first devices running Android M are among the devices that would run it at launch. The budget device is being made by LG, and the normal model is being made by Huawei.
It is believed that September 29 is seen as the ideal date for a new Nexus to be announced. There has been no official confirmation from either company.
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We all know that Android is inherently insecure, and there are a lot of vulnerabilities lurking around in the software. Hackers may exploit these vulnerabilities, which is why security updates are released. But most security updates don’t find their way into the hands of users, making their phones unsafe. Continue reading LG, and Samsung Google will give out updates more frequently
The Neuxs 5 was a great phone, and its true successor is nowhere to be seen. The Nexus 6 was big and expensive, while the 2015 variant of the Nexus 5 is just around the corner. Continue reading Report: The 2015 Nexus 5 scores above 85,000 on Antutu