According to Yonhap News, Samsung has dropped a patent lawsuit against LG over an LCD technology that the latter has allegedly encroached on. These two have been involved in a year-long legal battle over their LCD and even OLED technologies, but Samsung looks like it is withdrawing its claim against LG and would like things to get settled out of court.
In another news from Yonhap, LG is considering waging a new legal battle against the Korean giant for patent infringement over "their" eye tracking technology, which they have allegedly patented since way before Samsung ever thought of using the said technology.
Let's wait if LG carries on with its eye tracking patent-infringement claims now that Samsung has agreed to settle things regarding LG's LCD blunder. Looks like these two will likely work things out instead.
More and more rumors of different devices have all been coming out of hiding post-S 4 launch and one of those that caught our attention is a leaked photo of a 5.2-inch LG device, codenamed Megalodon and features 1920 x 1080 resolution, cool Snapdragon 800 chipset, clocking in at 2.3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 16MP rear cam, and Full HD video, among others.
Interestingly, a different 5-incher by LG was also rumored complete with pricing details and compared to this latest leak, it apparently will have 2GB RAM, 13MP rear cam and will feature the NVIDIA Tegra 4. All we can say is, excellent job, LG, if any of these were true. For now, let's wait for a few more info as more rumors and legit reports will surely come out the coming weeks or even months. We just hope that this or these tablet/s get launched this year because although they sound too good to be true, we won't really mind if they're actually launched for real.
includes specs and features as follows:
- 5.2-inch OLED Display with 1920 × 1080 resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 @ 2.3 GHz
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 16/32/64GB of internal storage
- 16MP rear camera by OmniVision (4k video recording @30FPS, 1080p video recording @60FPS, Real Time HDR & HDR video recording, optical image stabilization, BSI 2.0)
- 2.1MP front camera (1080p video recording @30FPS)
- 3300mAh Lithium Polymer battery
- Front positioned stereo speakers
- Qualcomm RF360 (LTE 150 Mbps & HSPA+)
- Integrated DVB-T / ATSC-antenna
- Gesture like controls (navigation, zoom, etc)
Soon, the LG Optimus G Pro will also be featuring innovative technology such as those that are allegedly found on the Samsung S IV like eye recognition and other capabilities.
The Optimus G Pro is one of the leading smartphones in the market today and the company also promises upgrades that will improve the phone's use. Hands-free movie playback and smart scrolling are also very likely to be integrated and is clearly the direction that most smart phones are going.
Perhaps the most important thing that users are waiting for is the ability of a smartphone to perform optimally and consume very little battery life. Unfortunately, no company has come up with an extremely efficient device that has really awesome capabilities.
LG plans to roll out a Value pack upgrade that will allow Optimus G Pro users to use their eyes when playing and pausing videos and QRemote functions that will work well with any LG smart TV.
EYE RECOGNITION TO BRING NEW LEVEL OF ENTERTAINMENT CONVENIENCE TO LG SMARTPHONE Technology to Debut in Smart Video Feature in Optimus G Pro
SEOUL, Mar. 14, 2013 - Smart Video, a new multimedia UX feature from LG Electronics (LG), will be unveiled for the first time in the Optimus G Pro. Smart Video takes viewing videos on mobile devices to a whole new level of convenience with eye recognition that eliminates the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience.
Through the implementation of advanced eye recognition technology, Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer's eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user. When the viewer's eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically. Once the user's gaze returns to the smartphone, the video resumes playback from the point last viewed.
In addition to the Smart Video feature, Optimus G Pro will also be equipped with the world's first Dual Camera function. The Dual Camera feature is an extension of the Dual Recording feature which debuted on the Optimus G Pro introduced in the Korean market last month. Dual Camera simultaneously captures photographs using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. Users can now be a part of the story, not just observers.
"LG is continuously innovating to offer creative ways to offer a user experience that adds value to our customers," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Elec-tronics Mobile Communications Company. "It's the positive UX that will differentiate smartphones in 2013 and beyond, not only cutting-edge hardware specs."
The Smart Video and Dual Camera features will be introduced as a part of the Value Pack upgrade which will be offered for the Optimus G Pro in the Korean market next month. These features will also be made available for some LG premium smartphones in the future.
Other features in the Value Pack upgrade include:
• Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad via the QRemote function. These new options for QRemote work specifically with LG Smart TVs to enhance convenience when using Optimus G Pro as a remote control for LG Smart TVs.
• The Smart LED Lighting outlining the home button of the Optimus G Pro will be upgraded so users can customize the colors to correspond to their favorite contacts. The flashing of the LED in different colors will allow users to identify the source of incoming calls, missed calls, unread messages and emails.
• Video Pause/Resume allows the user to stop and start in record mode for one continuous video file.
• The first Color Emoticons in an Android smartphone for more personalized text messages.
More and more devices are now upgrading or are coming out with the latest Jelly Bean and the most recent would be the LG Optimus LTE II. This is a new phone that was launched by LG at the MWC and its predecessors are the Optimus LTE and LTE II.
SK Telecom will introduce the phone today in South Korea. This will benefit from the latest improvements and additions from the latest Android Jelly Bean update.
With the new Optimus LTE III, LG decided to keep most of the key elements of its predecessors. Compared to the Optimus LTE II, the new device's dimensions are almost similar. It measures 131.7 X68.2 X9.6 mm. It also has the same screen size and the same IPS display, which is capable of displaying a resolution of 1280 X 720 backed by an Adreno 225 graphics unit.
It has a 1.5 Ghz dual core Snapdragon processor. It also sports a bunch of features that are standard for smartphones today like NFC, 1080p video recording with its 8 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. It has 2 GB of RAM and an MicroSD card slot that supports up to 32 Gb space. The device is powered by a 2,500 mAh battery so it should get most people through the day without charging. In addition, the device comes in black and white.
Link: LG Flickr
The LG Optimus L3 II is getting the Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and I set to be released in Brazil this week. It is available in single- and dual-SIM versions and is popular among many for its affordability and stylish design. After its pilot in Brazil and other Latin American countries, it will be launched in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Android 4.1.2 will power the device and it will feature a single processor clocking in at 1GHz with 512 MB memory. It also has a 3MP camera and will already feature the Overlay mode (QuickMemo), which was only available to higher-end LG phones before. It is available in various colors.
Android 4.1.2 will surely bring about better user experience and is perfect for those who are looking for an affordable and functional phone. No word is out yet about the price of the phone but it shouldn't go over $250.
Link: LG Press Release