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LG G Flex to skip Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and get Android 4.4 KitKat update instead, according to tipster

According to a tipster, the LG G Flex will not be updated to Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Instead, the curved smartphone will be updated to the latest version of Android, Android 4.4 (KitKat).lg_g_flex_3

This is according to PhoneArena’s tipster. The site reports, “Our connected reader has just sent us some information pertaining to LG and the Korean OEM’s work on updating its lineup to Android 4.4. According to our tipster, many of LG’s devices will be going straight to Android 4.4, skipping right over Android 4.2 and Android 4.3 in most cases. Among the models cited by our source are the LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus F6, LG G Pad 8.3 (including Verizon model), LG G Pro Lite, LG Optimus F7, LG-D315 (unannounced), LG LS740 (rumored to be the successor to the LG Optimus F3), LG Optimus L9 II, LG Optimus Vu II, LG Vu III, and the curvy LG G Flex.”

The site adds, “If this information pans out, LG has really been working hard, bringing all of these models to Android 4.4. Our tipster made it clear that LG is not bothering with Android 4.3 for any of its devices. He also wanted to point out that the LG Optimus 4X HD will be sticking at Android 4.1.2. That is a model that is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.”

Of course, since LG is yet to announce its plans to skip Jelly Bean and update its devices to KitKat, take this information with a pinch of salt. We’ll let you know once we know more.

Some LG G Flex has defective bumps on the display’s surface – LG says this does not affect performance

Some units of the LG G Flex, one of the first smartphones sporting a curved screen, have developed bumps on the display’s surface. According to LG, this does not affect the handset’s performance.K2014011500251-450

Korea Times reports, “LG Electronics’ G Flex smartphone has a possible defect ― bumps on the surface of its display, consumers and technology experts say.

“LG claims it does not affect the function and quality of the phone but experts argue that the company should have addressed the issue before it introduced it.”

LG said in a statement, “Because key components inside the G Flex such as the glass cover, OLED display, battery and frame are elastic, excessive or frequent force that flattens the device may produce bumps. The issue has no relation to the performance and quality of the device.”

The newspaper adds, “LG said the bumps will disappear over time and immediately disappears after pressing the problematic spot on the glass cover.”

LG advises, “Please don’t try to use frequent, excessive force on the device or the screen. The reason we’ve made the G Flex screen elastic is to protect the device from damage from sudden impacts such as being sat on or laid down on.”

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LG G Flex costs almost as much as the Apple iPhone 5S 64GB in the UK – LG G Flex or Apple iPhone 5S?

Fancy the curved LG G Flex? If you’re looking to get your hands on the new Android-powered smartphone by LG once it arrives in the UK, you can pre-order the device from Expansys. However, be prepared to shell out an arm and a leg for the smartphone. The retailer is asking £689.99 for the LG G Flex. By comparison, that’s almost as much as the Apple iPhone 5S 64GB. SIM-free, you get to buy Apple’s current flagship for £709.95.

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Compared to most smartphones in the market, the LG G Flex is unique. Notable features include a 6-inch P-OLED 720p curved screen and a back case protected by a self-healing coating. It also comes with serious hardware such as LTE support, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 32GB of internal memory, and a 3,500 mAh battery. However, it runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). We’re hoping it gets an update making it run Android 4.4 (KitKat) soon after its UK release.

These are by all means premium specs, which rival the best Android flagships around. However, with a price tag of £689.99, is it worth turning your back on the Apple iPhone 5S 64GB, which has beaten all the major players in benchmark scores? Let us know through a comment on our Phones Limited Facebook page.

LG G Flex successor could bend up to 90 degrees, according to report

According to a report, the successor of the LG G Flex could bend up to 90 degrees.LG_G_FLEX_03-640x492

The news comes to us courtesy of ZDNET Korea. According to the site, “LG Electronics and LG Display are developing a ‘bendable’ smart phone, planning a next year release. It will allow the user to bend up to 90 degrees with force.

“This ‘bendable’ technology development will be somewhere in between current ‘curved’ technology and ‘foldable’ technology in the future.

“On the 25th (KST), there was a report that LG Display had already gone into setting plans and schedules for mass producing the bendable phone, earlier than Samsung Display.

“LG Electronics and LG Display said that they are working hard to mass produce the display for G Flex and other products. This will be their weapon and strong point for next year. They have also said that they’re currently investing a lot in to the curving technologies.”

Of course, since LG has not announced anything official regarding the matter, take this with a pinch of salt. However, they did say that flexible phones would dominate the market in a couple of years, so there may some truth to this rumour.

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LG announces global rollout of G Flex

LG has announced the global rollout of the LG G Flex.

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In a press release, the Korean firm announced:

SEOUL, Dec. 4, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) is introducing LG G Flex, the world’s first curved flexing smartphone, to the global market starting in Singapore and Hong Kong this week. Key markets in Asia will also announce the availability of this innovative device before the end of the year, soon to be followed by other regions.

The LG G Flex has captivated early adopters everywhere as the first smartphone curved to follow the contour of the human face, made possible with the implementation of the world’s first curved smartphone battery. With a durable plastic OLED (P-OLED) HD display, the G Flex also comes with a self-healing back cover that eliminates those day-to-day scratches, making it the first smartphone to incorporate such technology. These innovative features have earned LG’s latest smartphone significant praise and accolades from major media outlets worldwide.

Customers in Singapore will be able to place their pre-orders for LG G Flex beginning December 8. In Hong Kong, the device goes on sale starting December 13 and will be available through major carriers and leading electronics retailers.

The vertically curved G Flex is the latest device in LG’s premium G Series and incorporates proprietary innovations from other LG companies such as LG Display and LG Chem. The curved 6-inch Real RGB P-OLED display was developed specifically for the G Flex and is the largest of its kind in the world. The 3,500mAh curved battery from LG Chem was also developed with LG G Flex in mind and is also a world’s first.

Sadly, LG failed to mention when the LG G Flex would be hitting the UK. We’ll keep you posted once an official announcement is made.

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