We’ve been hearing tons of rumors regarding the LG Optimus F7 for a while now, and it was finally confirmed this week by U.S. Cellular.
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It’s certainly looking like U.S. Cellular are almost ready to unveil its own version of the LG Optimus F7. An anonymous source leaked information about the device following its debut appearance with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).
LG has finally made the white Nexus 4 official, almost three months after it was first spotted out in the wild. The device has exactly the same specifications as the original model — there is no storage bump as previously rumored — but its back and sides have been given a new lick of paint.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has dethroned the LG Optimus G to become Consumer Reports’ new top-rated smartphone.
It “delivered top-notch performance in the most critical areas of our tests, including the camera,” the report reads, before praising the handset’s display, and its “gesture- and sensor-based tools.”
Android doesn’t look like it’s about to lose any of its market share to competing platforms any time soon. During the first quarter of 2013, Google’s platform powered a whipping 59.9% of all smart mobile devices sold as total shipments hit 308.7 million units.
Apple’s iOS, on the other hand, was installed on just 19.3% of devices — despite the success of its iPhones and iPads.
Mobile phone retailers in the United Kingdom have begun removing the Google Nexus 4 from their inventories, sparking speculation that a successor could be on its way. Both Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U have ceased selling the handset this week, just days before Google I/O 2013 gets underway.
LG is said to be developing a new tablet following its recent success in the smartphone space. It’s thought the device could launch during the third quarter of this year, between July and September, but specifications are unknown at this time.
During this weekend a leaked image emerged of what is believed to be a future LG device, void of any physical buttons on its front – just like the Nexus 4. The leaked image was shared on Evleaks, and speculation points towards this device being the new Optimus G2, or maybe even the Nexus 5.
This weekend, comScore released smartphone manufacturer and operating system data for the first quarter of 2013, in the U.S. market. The figures are very interesting, showing Android continuing to dominate the market with a whopping 52% market share for operating system.
Even though we love the HTC One, there are really only two smartphone manufacturers in the world right now that matter: Apple and Samsung. The two companies have been fighting for every square inch of the global smartphone market, and have managed to take all of the profits in the process.
A new report from Canaccord Genuity shows that while some manufacturers made improvements in the March quarter of 2013, Apple and Samsung still account for 100% of the industry’s profits, with Apple taking 57% and Samsung snatching up the remaining 43%.