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Creative Lawsuit against LG HTC Samsung Sony ZTE Lenovo Motorola Blackberry

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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. empty pockets

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 of phones. Unfortunately for everyone involved in this lawsuit, creative already took Apple to court for this exact thing for their IPOD line of audio players and won 100 Million USD, making this current lawsuit a practical slam dunk. Sadly for Creative unless some of the players decide to settle they wont be seeing the money for a while. ITC isn’t known for its speedy resolutions. We will all see this trickle down to some money in Creative’s pocket over time.

List of the Company and their US subs that are being sued by Creative:

  • ZTE Corporation of Guangdong, China;
  • ZTE (USA) Inc. of Richardson, TX;
  • Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan;
  • Sony Mobile Communications, Inc., of Tokyo, Japan;
  • Sony Mobile Communications AB of Lund, Sweden;
  • Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Inc., of Atlanta, GA;
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., of Seoul, Republic of Korea;
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc., of Ridgefield Park, NJ;
  • LG Electronics, Inc., of Seoul, Republic of Korea;
  • LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, NJ;
  • LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc., of San Diego, CA;
  • Lenovo Group Ltd. of Beijing, China;
  • Lenovo (United States) Inc. of Morrisville, NC;
  • Motorola Mobility LLC of Chicago, IL;
  • HTC Corporation of Taoyuan, Taiwan;
  • HTC America, Inc., of Bellevue, WA;
  • Blackberry Ltd. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada;
  • Blackberry Corporation of Irving, Texas.

Source ITC.

 

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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.

 

LG-G5-Day

 

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

 

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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.

 

LG K series

 

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*

 

 

LG K7

 

 

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 Quad-Core
Camera: Rear 8MP or 5MP / Front 5MP
Memory:
RAM: 1.5GB / 1GB
ROM: 16GB / 8GB
Battery: 2,125mAh
Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Size:
LTE: 143.6 x 72.5 x 8.9mm
3G: 143.6 x 72.5 x 9.05mm
Network: LTE / 3G
Colors:
LTE: Titan
3G: White / Black / Gold
Others: 2.5D Arc Glass / Gesture Shot / Gesture Interval Shot / Tap and Shot

The Gesture Shot and Gesture Interval Shot refer to taking easier selfies whenever you need to. Users can take photos by raising an open hand and clenching it into a fist in front of the lens or they can clench it twice to start an interval shot that takes four consecutive photos. You also get front Flash to help you capture the perfect selfie, even in darker settings!

 

LG K10 and K7 will be present at CES 2016 and you will be able to find them at LG’s booth in Hall#8207 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event will be held through Jan 6-9.
There is no news regarding the price or official launch date yet.

 

Source: LG Newsroom

 

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[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.

 LG G4

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

 

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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.

 

Sprint deals black 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 deals

 

 

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 rate plans – for even greater savings
  • Half off Samsung Galaxy S6 lease
  • A year of Amazon Prime, a $99 value, included with Sprint activation of select Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S6
  • FREE 24-inch LG TV with an LG G4
  • Best iPhone 6s offer in the world with trade-in of an iPhone 6
  • Great Deals on Fitbit, Garmin and Withings fitness accessories plus the LG Tone Pro 750 headset

Source: Sprint

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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.

 

LG G Vista 2

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 one of these for cheap if you want.

 

Official press release:

 

[box type=”shadow”]LG G Vista™ 2 Exclusively Available From AT&T On Nov. 6

DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – On Nov. 6, you can buy the all-new LG G Vista™ 2, only fromAT&T1. Running on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network2, the G Vista 2 combines a 5.7-inch full HD IPS display with a sleek new design.

The LG G Vista 2 is a follow up to the popular LG G Vista and is the latest exclusive smartphone from AT&T. Its new design boasts a 5.7-inch full HD IPS display, curved back, and an embedded stylus for handwriting recognition and enhanced creativity. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core processor and Dual Window mode lets you multitask effortlessly with split screen viewing.

Additional Key Features:

  • Cameras: 13MP camera with advanced Color Spectrum Sensor and Laser Defined Auto-Focus provides fast, accurate white balance and low light performance. With Gesture Shot and Selfie Light, the 5MP front-facing camera helps you take amazing selfies.
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core processor, combined with 2GB of RAM optimized for speed and efficiency.
  • Storage: 16GB on-board storage and compatible MicroSD cardsof up to 32GB.
  • Battery: Don’t put your life on hold to charge. The 3000mAh removable battery helps power you through the day.
  • Operating System: Android™ Lollipop 5.1.

You can buy the G Vista 2 in Metallic Grey from AT&T for $0 down on AT&T NextSM244 18, and 12:

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