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The changing size of smartphones

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 22, 2013 at 13:00

The changing size of smartphones

At some point while sitting on the couch last night I found myself thinking: ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to see some sort of graph depicting the change in smartphone sizes over the years?’ and quickly set about creating the chart you see before you.

Specifically I looked at the flagships for Apple, Samsung (Galaxy S and Galaxy Note), LG, Motorola, HTC and Sony from 2010 to 2013, and the results are – dare I say – quite interesting.

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Install ICS on the LG Optimus 2X

Install ICS on the LG Optimus 2X

Damien Bailey  May. 16, 2012 at 18:30

A few days ago we announced that the LG Optimus 2X will not be getting the ICS update until Q3 of this year. To me, this is a long time to wait. Fortunately though, you can install an unofficial build of Cyanogen 9 (based off ICS) that will give you Ice Cream Sandwich goodness and more!

Usual rules apply. Your phone’s warranty will be voided and Mobot takes no responsibility for any damage caused to your device! Your phone will be wiped so back up anything important...

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LG Optimus 2X only getting Android 4.0 ICS update in Q3

LG Optimus 2X only getting Android 4.0 ICS update in Q3

Martin James  May. 14, 2012 at 20:00

So you got yourself an LG Optimus 2X. Some would say you made a bad decision, but I'd argue that it doesn't have 3D, and doesn't run Windows Phone 7, so you're already two good decisions up right there.

But sadly, that doesn't exempt you from getting bad news: those crazy kids at Lucky Goldstar have revealed that your helping of Android Ice Cream Sandwich is only coming in Q3.

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The best smartphones of 2011? Yes and no… part 1

The best smartphones of 2011? Yes and no… part 1

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 30, 2011 at 13:00

It’s around that time when publications are obliged to take a long hard look over the past year and ask: What were the best smartphones of 2011? Invariably, the resultant Top 5s will include the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S, perhaps the Nokia N9 if they’re a particularly geeky lot, and maybe even a curveball in the form of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900.

Instead, I figured I’d compile each and every one of Mobot’s handset reviews from 2011 into one handy feature. Want to know what Dave thought of the Samsung Galaxy S II? Or what Emma said about the iPad 2? Read on!

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LG smartphones to get Ice Cream Sandwich in Q2/Q3 2012

LG smartphones to get Ice Cream Sandwich in Q2/Q3 2012

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 27, 2011 at 16:00

Lucky Goldstar is the latest manufacturer to detail its plans for Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), by way of the appropriately titled Facebook post: Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS Upgrade Schedule.

In a nutty nutshell, the lucky handsets will be served Ice Cream Sandwich throughout the second and third quarters of 2012. Sweet.

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LG announces Android ICS upgrade timetable for Optimus line

LG announces Android ICS upgrade timetable for Optimus line

Phil Lavelle  Nov. 29, 2011 at 09:30

If you've been rocking an LG Optimus 3D and thinking you're cock of the walk with your snazzy 3D capabilities, you'll be pleased to know that your uber-cool status is soon to be reinforced by the official arrival of Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Optimus 3D, together with its Optimus cousins the 2X, the Black and the Optimus LTE, have all been confirmed by LG to be in line for a taste of ICS goodness, with the actual dates to be announced next month on LG's Facebook page.

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Cheeky leak hints at super-thin LG Optimus U1 with Ice Cream Sandwich

Cheeky leak hints at super-thin LG Optimus U1 with Ice Cream Sandwich

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 4, 2011 at 11:00

LG’s rivals are pulling out all the stops as we head towards Jesus’ birthday. Samsung, HTC and even Motorola (who was expecting that?) have revealed some right beauties in the past few weeks.

Meanwhile, LG’s Android portfolio is looking decidedly lackluster, with the Optimus 2X and Optimus 3D still heading the pack. But what’s this new guy appearing from out of the smartphone mist?

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No Ice Cream Sandwich for LG Optimus 2X

No Ice Cream Sandwich for LG Optimus 2X

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 29, 2011 at 15:30

Manufacturers are currently considering their game plans for Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and HTC recently committed to the update after several days of humming and hawing.

However, one handset that won’t be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment is the Google Nexus One, and it looks like it’ll be joined on the bench by the LG Optimus 2X.

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LG lays off 30% of overseas mobile staff

LG lays off 30% of overseas mobile staff

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 9, 2011 at 12:00

Well, just the other day I was saying that innovation isn’t necessarily a recipe for success. LG has laid claim to the world’s first dual-core and autostereoscopic smartphones, and the world’s first 3D tablet, but it’s still struggling to turn a profit.

Now the Korea Economic Daily reports that the South Korean manufacturer is set to lay off around 30% of its overseas mobile staff.

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LG: the year so far

LG: the year so far

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 15, 2011 at 13:00

There’s one manufacturer I invariably forget when trying to remember the big Android players. We’ve got Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson (hard to ignore simply because of the sheer bloody volume of different handsets), and… what’s the other one? Ah yes, LG.

It hasn’t been the greatest of years for Lucky Goldstar. The LG Optimus 7 is languishing in bargain bins, the LG Optimus 2X has been plagued with problems, the LG Optimus 3D didn’t go down too well with reviewers, and ultimately the South Korean manufacturer has reduced its sales forecasts. Oh dear.

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