My first take at the new LG G2. I had big hopes for the LG G2 after having a very positive experience owning the LG Optimus G Pro. Well, as expected it had top of the line 2013 specs. Nice 5.2″ display, super slim bezels, fast and being the 2nd Android phone with an OIS lens. But I and many of my friends/family were just utterly disappointed that they decided to not include Micro SD support as well as the removable battery for the international version. This instantly made the G2 a no buy device. Especially the lack of Micro SD slot made the phone far lacking than my previous 16GB G Pro with a 64GB Micro SD card inside or my friend’s S3 with 32GB card etc etc. The fact that the Korean version of the G2 comes with support for both just makes it even worse. Why not for the international version?!?! The extra 400mAh battery capacity is not worth an extra 64GB of storage space and the 32GB version pales in comparison while being more expensive! At least 5 people around me told me they are not going to buy the G2 due to lack of Micro SD support. So whoever made this decision at LG deserves an uppercut.
This is for the people in Australia. (note the [Oz] in the title) I’m sure many know this already but LG Optimus 3D is available for pre-order at Optus website and if you pre-order by tomorrow the 29th, Optus states that you should get it by the 4th of July at the latest.
Quick Summary of specs: (not full specs)
– Android 2.2 Froyo OS (upgradeable to 2.3 soon)
– 4.3″ WVGA resolution 3D-capable LCD (no need for glasses)
– 1GHz Dual-core OMAP4 SoC (Dual core ARM Cortex A9 CPU and SGX540@300MHz GPU)
– 512MB of DDR RAM (half the RAM but double the bandwidth)
– Dual 5MP camera on the back for 3D video recording up to 1080p@24 or photos.
– 8 GB Internal storage + MicroSD support
– HDMI out
Pre-Order here: http://www.optus.com.au/store/phone/lgoptimus3d
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N900 NITdroid master Alexey Roslyakov (aka e-yes / dunkdebugger) has released NITdroid 0.0.9 for N900 today!
Full changelog is yet to be written out but here’s a short change log that he has mentioned so far:
-USB Mass Storage Mode (UMS) support
(new kernel is needed, will be released soon)
– apps on SD card support (new kernel is needed again)
A bunch of little improvements and bugfixes.
I have just tried it on my N900 and so far so good.
You still cannot use it as a “phone” as there is no sound when making/receiving calls.
You can receive SMS but not send SMS as well. (this was already the case in 0.0.8)
Lastly but not least, GPS does not work either. So can’t use google navigation just yet. doh!
For more info, refer to following links:
– http://forum.nitdroid.com/index.php?topic=981.0 (announcement)
– http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=67419 (official TMO thread)
– http://twitter.com/drunkdebugger (twitter)
– http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=66459 (full how-to-install guide)
Update: (currently without the new kernel)
– USB mass storage works. (eMMC only)
– Vibration works.
– Battery charging works.
– 3G data works.
– wifi works. (but doesn’t seem very fast or strong)
– Market fix works -> LINK
– Overclocking using setcpu works. (or just use power.conf method)
– Xvid video playback using RockPlayer works.
– Pretty much all apps work
– Onscreen keyboard bug fixed! (numbers now work)
Here are some of the differences to the Galaxy S:
– It has a 4″ Super AMOLED that is curved instead of being flat.
– It only records videos in 720×480 res instead of 720p HD.
– It has a LED flash. (SGS doesn’t have any)
– It does not have a MicroSD slot.
– It comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS version.
– It has Near Field Communications support
To me, it seems Google and Samsung had to make some compromises.
Samsung obviously weren’t going to make Google a much better phone than their own flagship phone that is the Galaxy S.
So there it is. It’s not next-gen and it’s not better than the rest by any means.
But an improvement over the Nexus One nonetheless. (better screen, faster, NFC etc)
For more info about its features and tech specs: