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LG today officially unveiled the Optimus G, the first 4G smartphone to utilise a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. While LG only recently hit Blighty with its first quad-core Droid dialler – the Optimus 4X HD – its replacement here ditches the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor in favour of Qualcomm's alternative. The …


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  1. Piro Silver badge


    The Xiaomi Mi-Two was the first phone announced with the quad core Qualcomm beast. You can get it with a 3000mAh battery too. A true beast. Even only $310.. Sadly, China only..

  2. chipxtreme

    Nice phone, shame about releasing it with ICS, it should of been JB

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      You realise if they waited for the development cycle (develop, test, release) for each OS version to be complete, they'd never actually release the phone? Since they're probably in the testing phase for JB now (assuming they are doing an OTA) by the time they get close to release, the next version will have been announced and they'll have to wait all over again.

      Only Google and people working in partnership with Google for a recent OS release can do this. Hence the Nexus phones shipping with it, then the source being released. Even when the Nexus phones are released, you can be damned sure that Google are already working on the next version of Android.

    2. BillG
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      Don't Expect JB

      The handset touches down with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich too, although with a Jelly Bean update expected soon.

      I wouldn't hold my breath. LG is famous for their contempt for developers, and promising updates that never happen. I'll never buy an LG phone again.

    3. Z80

      Your should of should have been should have. We can't always get what we want.

  3. jnievele

    4-sided, Rounded corners...

    Apple will immediately go to court and have it banned!

    1. uhuznaa

      Re: 4-sided, Rounded corners...

      To be fair, this thing borrows quite heavily from the iPhone's aesthetics. Totally flat, black/white front and back, silver band running around it... LG must be desperate.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: 4-sided, Rounded corners...

        It worked for Samsung. Only $1 billion to get top of the market, LG probably wants the same.

        Copying still pays.

      2. StephenTompsett

        Re: 4-sided, Rounded corners...

        No... This phone borrows it's aethetics from the entire history of handheld devices, if you want a device to be easily held by one hand and to fit comfortably in a pocket what other shape can you make it?

      3. OrsonX

        see LG Prada

        infact I can't believe Apple won the court case, here's another fine examlpe of rounded corners, icons in a row etc.


        LG should sue Apple!

        Prada: Sales start in May 2007

        iPhone: Sales start June 29, 2007


  4. joeW

    a Jelly Bean update expected soon?

    From my experience with LG, I would advise against the holding of breath in the meantime.

  5. Miek

    Wow, I misread the title as blah blah blah "Quantum Core" instead of blah blah "flaunt quad-core Qualcomm".

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't expect to get JB

    Frankly, it's amazing that it even has ICS.... It will never get an official JB update... LG provides no ongoing support...

    I have an Optimus 2x, which is more than capable of running ICS quite well.. And after 3 delays of the promised delivery date of the ICS update they have finally come out and said that the 2X will not get ICS after all... There are still a number of bugs in the firmware that have been in since the beginning with no patches, including random re-boots.

    Never buying LG again...

  7. Nick De Plume

    I want this - from HTC, or better yet, plain vanilla Android.

    Specs sound good - LG's reputation : not so good.

    If they could leave this machine plain "vanilla" Android, maybe I'd think about it.

    Primary reason I don't go for Samsung is the awful looking Touchwiz. And I don't want to be forced to root and reflash a brand new phone just to be able to look at it.

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