Creative Lawsuit against LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola Blackberry

[et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_post_title admin_label=”Fullwidth Post Title” title=”on” meta=”on” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”on” featured_placement=”background” parallax_effect=”off” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”center” text_color=”dark” text_background=”on” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_fullwidth_post_title][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Creative is suing LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola and Blackberry. Why SumGuy and what is this Creative lawsuit about? I will circle back to that in just a bit, first and foremost lets respond to the unasked question majority of you are asking; Who the hell is creative? well little Timmy, the ill-fitting name belongs to a Singapore based outfit that designs and makes computer peripherals mostly in the audio realm e.g. headphones, microphones, audio players etc. Ring any bells? no? didn’t think so. They were popular back in the wild days of late 90s and have been stuck in their little bubble for a long time now. Now back to the question of why the lawsuit, and why against such a massive list of the who’s who of Android OEMs. Most likely because their coffers are beginning to run a little low for their tastes thanks to being utterly mediocre.  Creative has filed the lawsuit with the ITC ( US International Trade Commission ), claiming that all the OEMs are stealing their basic design and infringing on their patent that allows a mechanism to show hierarchical categories and songs.  Yes. Creative is saying they invented displaying things in a hierarchy based menu. Creative is asking ITC to ban all infringing devices in the US. That’s a LOT […]

LG G5 to be officially announced at MWC in February

LG G5 will make its first official appearance at MWC on February 21st. It appears that this is the date when ALL of the 2016 flagships are peeking at us and when we will finally be able to see what we can upgrade to this year. LG confirmed that the device will arrive sometime in the near future but today they announced on Twitter that the G5 will indeed arrive at the end of the month.   https://twitter.com/LGUSAMobile/status/694988837563584516   The Tweet was accompanied by images showing the device in some form or another, as well as the obvious hashtag #LGG5. LG has managed to keep its newest device under wraps so far, with very few leaks sprouting here and there.     What we do know about the device is that it will have dual cameras, USB Type-C port, a metal body and a rear fingerprint sensor. The big change design-wise is the re-position of the volume rocker which will now be placed to the side of the smartphone.   Source: Twitter  

LG announces K10 and K7 – new mid-range smartphones with premium-like features

LG just announced two new budget-friendly devices, just a few hours before the official debut of this year’s CES in Las Vegas. The K series, a new line of smartphones coming from the South-Korean OEM, uses the advanced camera technology and the UX features from LG’s more expensive devices. The first two K smartphones, K10 and K7, will officially launch at CES in a few days.     Design-wise, these smartphones are the first to use a “glossy pebble design language with a contemporary stylish look” and a curved finish. LG is also using its 2.5D Arc Glass to further improve the buttonless style that made them famous. There are no buttons on the sides of the devices, of course, as all of the more resend LG smartphones have been button-free on the sides, with the power button and volume rockers sitting on the upper back side.   K10 Key Specifications:* Display: 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch Chipset: LTE: 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Quad-Core / 1.14GHz Octa-Core 3G: 1.3GHz Quad-Core Camera: LTE: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP or 5MP 3G: Rear 8MP / Front 8MP or 5MP Memory: RAM: 2GB / 1.5GB / 1GB ROM: 16GB / 8GB Battery: 2,300mAh Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop Size: 146 x 74.8 x 8.8mm Network: LTE / 3G Colors: White / Indigo / Gold Others: 2.5D Arc Glass / Gesture Shot / Tap and Shot / Gesture Interval Shot*         K7 Key Specifications:* Display: 5.0-inch FWVGA In-cell Touch (LTE) / On-cell Touch (3G) Chipset: LTE: 1.1GHz Quad-Core 3G: 1.3GHz […]

[The rumor mill] LG G5 to have ticker display, Magic Slot and Snapdragon 820

Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors are abounding right now, but we must not forget other OEMs launching devices next year – LG will soon make announcements regarding LG G5, its G4 follow-up. According to recent reports, the new device will bring some features from G4 and some from LG V10 as well, in the hopes of creating a perfect flagship.   Rumors and ideas   LG G5 is rumored to have a full metal body – an improvement from the usual plastic-based devices it has been rolling out so far. The smartphone is said to have a secondary ticker display to go with the primary 5.3-inch display, kinda like the one you can find on the V10. The second display can be used for quick access to some settings, apps and notifications without having to turn your primary display on.   LG G5 is rumored to run on the latest form of Android on a Snapdragon 820 plus 3GB of RAM. No news on possible expandable storage or on primary storage options yet.   The most curious mention is that of a Magic Slot – feature which allows the device to add more hardware modules. This could be useful with a detachable keyboard, a VR headset or other accessories.   We are close to a new LG launch and a new LG flagship. Would you like a G5 dressed in metal? Let us know in the comments below!   Source: Droid Life  

Black Friday Deals by Sprint: get discounts and free stuff on Thanksgiving!

Sprint is on a deal spree! Black Friday is almost upon us and the big US carriers are fighting to get their deals across to people in the hope of reigning in more customers. Sprint will give you one year worth of Amazon Prime if you activate some particular phones this Friday.       If you buy a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, a Note 5 or a S6 Edge+, you get a years’ worth of Amazon Prime. You can also sign a lease for %50 off when you buy a Galaxy S6. The new 32GB model will go down from $18 to $9 a month during Black Friday. If you want to buy an LG G4, you will be happy to see that Sprint is giving you a 24-inch TV worth $180 for free! Not the biggest screen you can get but it is free stuff for your kitchen maybe? Sprint is also offering deals and discounts for wearables such as Fitbit, Withings and Garmin. Discounts range from $20 to $80.       Sprint’s deals will start on Thanksgiving Day and you can try your luck online. If their deals are not welcoming enough for you, try out Verizon or T Mobile!   OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Sprint Delivers Black Friday Savings, One-of-a-Kind, Exclusive Offers and Extra Value Together With LG, Samsung and Amazon Prime   Combine with the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history when you switch to Sprint – 50 percent off the price of almost all Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile […]

LG G Vista 2 – mid-range smartphone with bigger screen and a stylus

LG G Vista 2 is a stylus-packed smartphone announced by the South-Korean OEM that is supposed to attack the mid-range market this winter. This is the bigger yet weaker flagship version released earlier this year and it is dedicated to people who want a good LG but can’t pay the full flagship price. In the US the device will be sold exclusively by AT&T and it will have a stylus.       This year’s LG G Vista 2 has a 5.7” display powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear-camera and a microSD card. All of these specs are powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The device is coming out with Android 5.1 sadly, so no Marshmallow yet.   G Vista 2 is a step down from the 2015 flagship, LG G4, which sports a Snapdragon 808 processor, plus 3GB of RAM, and a 16MP camera. The QHD display is, of course, replaced by an HD one, even if it is 0.2” bigger in the case of the Vista 2. Do not expect the same sharpness or resolution though; technology is complicated as is, and a cheaper device will not have the same hardware as a much more expensive one.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gie_6GDc0Rc     LG G Vista 2 is not a cheap smartphone nonetheless, as buying one of these in the US will require you to pay no less than $450. You can also sign a two-year contract with AT&T and put down $50 to get […]