Posts Tagged ‘touch phone’

The NVIDIA Tegra 2 processing chip – powering the future

February 21st, 2011 by LG Blog UK
One of the hot topics at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the development of the ‘superphone’ – a smartphone complete with a dual-core processer. The first dual-core smartphone launched was the LG Optimus 2X at CES earlier this year, labeled the “fastest phone on the planet” by Shortlist magazine, and LG followed this with the launch of their first tablet, the dual-core sporting LG Optimus Pad at MWC. The technology behind both of these devices is the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processing chip. The Tegra 2 has a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, which is the world’s very first mobile...
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December 22nd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Exciting news today as LG officially announce that they have partnered with legendary movie composer Ennio Morricone to provide ringtones for LG’s new smartphones. Morricone is one of the best-known composers in the movie industry having worked on such classics as The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America and the Dollars Trilogy, amongst a CV of over 500 film and TV scores in a truly illustrious career. The first phone to see the exclusive Morricone compositions will be the dual-core Optimus 2X – the world’s first dual-core phone. To ensure that beautiful music is paired with a suitable impressive platform, LG...
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Our second Windows Phone 7 winner is announced

December 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
A big congratulations to Margaret Johnson who has won an LG Optimus 7 phone! Commiserations if you weren't a winner, but fear not as you can still get your hands on our LG prize package worth over £5000, including a full 3D home theatre system, a years subscription to Sky and even a washing machine amongst others. Enter the competition...
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December 16th, 2010 by LG Blog UK

Today we feel like proud parents as the Optimus family welcome a new member today. The LG Optimus 2X is a brand new Android smartphone and boasts the claim of being the world’s first smartphone with a dual-core processor.

The NVIDIA ® developed dual-core Tegra 2 processor offers a run speed of 1GHz and will ensure faster, smoother web browsing and applications and even lets users multitask with virtually no lag. The Tegra 2 also offers low power consumption and high performance for playing video and audio as well as smoother gameplay compared with single-core processors running at the same speed.

As is that wasn’t enough the LG Optimus 2X also offers 1080p HD video playback and recording with full HDMI mirroring that expands content on external displays to full HD quality. Also taking from its Windows Phone 7 cousin – the LG Optimus 7 – the Optimus 2X will be equipped to wirelessly connect with DLNA compatible devices such as HD TVS for a console like gaming experience taking full advantage of the handsets built in accelerometer, gyro sensor and HDMI mirroring. The smartphone also includes both rear and front-facing cameras, microSD memory expandability, Micro-USB port and a 1500mAh battery.

The Optimus 2X will be available in Korea from next month, with countries in Europe and Asia to follow. Initially the phone will be released with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and will be upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) at a later date.

Key specifications:

  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording

UPDATE, 7 January, 2011: Here’s a video of Paul Trueman, Marketing Director, LG UK, discussing the key features of the Optimus 2X handset from CES 2011

The best Windows Phone 7 applications:

December 2nd, 2010 by LG Blog UK
As expected the Windows Phone 7 app store is still very much a work in progress. The OS was only released in late October so naturally it is still playing catch up in comparison to the voluminous app stores available to Android or iPhone users. So what are the best offerings from the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to date? Newsroom: The clue is in the name with Newsroom, currently the best news app available to Windows Phone 7 users. Newsroom compiles stories from major news sites via RSS feeds offering you a view of the headlines before you open the articles that interest...
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Windows Phone 7 Operating System Review

November 11th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
The current international smartphone market is dominated by Android, iPhone and Blackberry. At the last count Windows only had a 5% share of the smartphone market worldwide*. Of course this statistic refers to the Windows Mobile 6 and 6.5, which begs the question, will Microsoft be able to increase their marketshare with the recently launched Windows Phone 7 operating system? When LG’s Optimus 7 handset, running the Windows Phone 7 OS, found its way to me at the blog I was instantly impressed. Gone was the stylus’ of old and instead I was presented with what instantly appeared to be a...
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Upgrade your LG Optimus GT540 to Android 2.1!

November 11th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
...other head section stuff (Title, Description,etc.)... UPDATED 23/12/10: We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience the delay on the update has caused, but can confirm that the problems you have been facing with your upgrade have now been resolved. If you have purchased your handset through Orange, O2, Tesco’s, Carphone Warehouse or Phones4u, you will now be able to upgrade successfully. For those who have purchased through Vodafone, we will update you with further news about the software as and when it comes through. Link temporarily removed Wishing you all a happy Xmas and New Years UPDATED 01/12/10: Thank you for your comments and feedback- We apologise for the...
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LG Optimus One Launch party

November 5th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Last night was the launch party of the brand new LG Optimus One handset. The exclusive party was held at the Penthouse bar on London’s Leicester Square, with a wonderful seventh floor view of the London skyline at night the perfect place to try out the Optimus One’s Google Goggles feature. The party served as an introduction to the new handset, with LG’s trainers on hand to talk party-goers through the wide range of features on the handset whilst they enjoyed a drink and a canapé. Entertainment was on hand over the evening with a DJ set from model Dasiy Lowe...
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Android reach the 100,000 applications mark

October 28th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
With the recent release of the Windows Phone 7 operating system it seems the other operating systems have been out of the spotlight of late. That was until the news surfaced that Google’s Android OS has reached the 100,000 appsmark in the Android Marketplace. In comparison to Apple’s application store, Google have about a third the number of applications, but the growth rate between the two is incomparable. Since March Google have managed to triple the number of applications in their market place. It is worth noting that Google run an open licensing policy, meaning programmers developing applications can add proprietary...
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