As September gets underway, we're already starting to see things pick up. Late last night, Microsoft announced that they'd be acquiring Nokia's device & services section, for instance. HTC's also busy announcing things, like that Vivid Blue One. And if you wanted an 8GB Nexus 4 for cheap, you'll have to look elsewhere other than the Google Play Store, because it's gone, and it doesn't sound like it's coming back.
And then there's today. Today refused to go quietly into the night, too. Around the mid-mark on the East Coast, Apple officially announced that they'll be holding an event on September 10. It's strongly believed that this event will be where the Cupertino-based company unveils the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
But wait, there's more! In a move that could be called "perfect timing," Google has unveiled the next major version to their mobile operating system, Android. While many believed it would would be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, Google surprised everyone by deciding on a different route. Instead, we'll watch as Android 4.4 KitKat is launched later this year (probably).
So, big news, right? Big news on top of other pieces of big news. And we're just getting things started.
Because the announcements are one thing, for sure, and we've even still go more of those! Here in just a matter of hours we've got both Sony and Samsung unveiling new flagship devices. And now that we know Apple's next batch of iPhones are right around the corner as well . . . Well, it's going to stay busy from here on out.
Which is why I wanted to take one last look back, at a device that managed to get unveiled right before the busy season started. LG's G2. A device that, for all intents and purposes, surprised quite a few people with its high-end specs, and unique button layout. While the rumors and speculation had painted a pretty clear picture, it was still refreshing to see LG thinking a little outside the box, while also going after the major competition at the same time.
The G2 isn't quite available in the States yet, and we know that LG plans on doing a little tweaking here and there in the final versions headed to the U.S.. As far as everything else goes for the device, though, we know exactly what to expect when the device does start shipping (which is said to be this month). And that's why I'm curious to know what you'd change about the G2, if anything at all.
As far as features go, the G2 boasts a 5.2-inch True HD-IPS panel, with a resolution of 1080x1920 and a pixel per inch count around 424. It's Corning's Gorilla Glass 3, if you were curious. There will be two versions of the handset with varying amounts of built-in storage: 16- or 32GB, while not offering a slot for a microSD card. Both variants will have 2GB of RAM. You get the usual connectivity options, like Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi. On the back of the handset, you'll get a 13-megapixel camera and on the front a 2.1MP shooter. It'll be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but I would imagine LG plans on upgrading the device pretty quickly after launch. The battery is measured at 3,000mAh.
The main part of the show is the processor, though. The LG G2 will boast Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, which is clocked at 2.26GHz. And, finally, the unique button layout. The volume rocker, as well as the power button, all sit below the camera on the back of the handset, instead of the sides.
There's no doubt that the LG G2 is meant to compete against Android's champions, like the HTC One and Samsung's Galaxy S 4. The question is: does it accomplish that? If we're talking about just hardware features, and pure specifications, it would certainly seem so. But, that's where I'm leaving it up to you.
While the device may not be available quite yet, if you had to look at just the specs sheet and think about what you would change, what would it be? Anything at all? Would you prefer a smaller display? How about a microSD card slot? Stock Android? Let me know what you'd change, if anything, below!