Posts Tagged ‘GW620’

LG’s guide to Android

June 15th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Google’s Android operating system is quickly overtaking Apple’s share of the smartphone market – with Google activating 100,000 new Android phones everyday, compared with just 30,000 daily last year. Google state they are shipping 9 million Android phones every quarter compared to 8.75 million iPhones*, a truly meteoric rise for an operating system that was only launched in late 2008. LG have released a booklet explaining all there is to know about Android to coincide with the release of their latest Android phone, the Optimus GT540. This talks you through simple things like the use of the Calendar and how to...
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Original and innovative, LG mobiles take center stage at iF Product Design Award 2010

May 6th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Once again, LG design and technology have been recognized at the highest level. This time, the plaudits came at the 2010 ceremony of the iF product design award, held in the German city of Hanover on March 2. Along with reddot and IDEA, iF is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world, recognizing products that unite function, comfort and aesthetics while also displaying genuine innovation. This year, a total of 1,016 companies from 39 countries submitted 2,486 products, of which iF honored 778 for their extraordinary achievements in design. All the award-winning entries will be on display at the...
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LG Optimus phone Primed to take on the UK Smartphone market

April 27th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
After the successful release of the GW620 InTouch Max, LG have announced the release of their next Android phone for release in the UK. The LG GT540 Optimus phone is lined up for a May release and looks to pick up where the InTouch Max left off, with upgrades including Android 1.6 and Bluetooth 2.1 included. The LG Optimus is the ideal phone for those new to Android and smartphones in general. “LG Optimus is the ideal choice for early smartphone users who expect all the features of smartphones without the complexity,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG...
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LG take Android to the next level with the LU2300

April 13th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
I’m a big fan of the LG GW620 InTouch Max. It was a great introduction to Android for first time smart phone users, with many fans including the Gadget Show’s John Bentley. Now it looks like LG have decided to create an android phone for the serious smartphone user. Allow me to introduce the InTouch Max’s big brother, the LG LU2300. With a 1GHz processor as standard it packs enough of a punch to compete for the affections of android smartphone users with the likes of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the HTC Legend. Features: 3.5inch capacitive touchscreen 1GHz Snapdragon Processor 4 line landcape...
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Augmented reality in your pocket – the future of mobile phones

March 22nd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
What is Augmented Reality? httpv:// In a bid to embrace augmented reality myself I downloaded the Layar Android app for my LG GW620 InTouch Max phone. In their own words: “The idea is simple: Layar works by using a combination of the mobile phone’s camera, compass and GPS data to identify the user’s location and field of view, retrieve data based on those geographical coordinates, and overlay that data over the camera view.” Thus, with a rumbling in my stomach and a glance at my watch I noted it was time for lunch, so I opened the food and drink option on Layar and...
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Combat social networking withdrawals with the GW620 InTouch Max

February 22nd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Browsing facebook at work is understandably frowned upon under normal circumstances, but not today, for I have a legitimate reason for keeping up to date with social networking on work’s time. The GW620 is packed full of features to enable social networking on the go and I selflessly jumped at the chance to spend some time testing them out.   First on the agenda was Linkbook, which allows quick and direct access to your friends’ facebook pages via your contact list. Adding a facebook link to a contact is incredibly simple, just click a link on the contacts screen that directs you...
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LG GW620 Android phone

February 3rd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Last week I wrote a brief introduction to the GW620 and promised to tell you more having spent the weekend testing it out. Never one to break a promise, here is my feedback having spent some time playing with just a fraction of the many apps available from the android market place. If I were to pick a favourite app it would definitely be the ‘Family Guy Soundboard’. If my flatmate were to pick a least favourite app, it would undoubtedly be the ‘Family Guy Soundboard’. As a big Family Guy fan, getting catchphrases and soundbites from the show in the...
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First impressions of the LG GW620 Android phone

January 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Today I finally got my hands on an LG GW620 and was so busy playing with it I almost forgot to tell you about it! My first impressions are positive. It looks good without being overly flashy subjecting you to unwanted attention from undesirables. It’s well designed ergonomically, fitting nicely in your hand, as well as having a bit of weight to it reminding you it is a serious piece of technology. The phone was simple to use, with logical navigational menus allowing first time users not to feel overwhelmed by the wealth of features. Admittedly it took me a little...
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LG InTouch Max GW620 reviewed

January 29th, 2010 by LG Blog UK have posted their review of LG’s first android phone, the InTouch Max GW620, awarding it 4 out of 5 stars! The review states “LG has clearly thought about what users want from a phone like this”, listing the easy to use slide out QWERTY keyboard, high quality 5.0 mega-pixel camera, effective social networking overlay and it’s reasonable price as highlights. Their main complaint with the phone is the use of the S-class UI (user interface) system, which the reviewer personally struggled with, but also conceded that it can be turned off according to preference. The review concludes by describing the GW620 as...
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The LG Blog’s Christmas Message

December 23rd, 2009 by LG Blog UK
Merry Christmas Everybody! It's been a brilliant 2009 for LG and it seems an apt time to look back at some of the highlights from this year! We started the year on a high, winning the CES Innovations Award for the LH9500 LCD HDTV. In February, we welcomed Marc from Coolest Gadgets to be our man on the scene covering MWC in Barcelona. It was the official launch of the Arena KM900, our first phone to include LG’s 3D S-Class user interface (UI) and we got to see a live video call on the LG GD910 watch phone to none other than Microsoft’s...
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