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LG G2 being offered under Android developers loaner program

LG G2 being offered under Android developers loaner program

LG has announced that it is expanding its Android Developers Program with a device-loaning program, giving developers a handset for free to use during the development process. The first handset to be offered under the program is the LG G2, which isn't surprising given the push the maker has present with the new handset. Those who join the program have a three-step process to go through.

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iPhone 5s confirmed fastest phone in independent ranking test

iPhone 5s confirmed fastest phone in independent ranking test

The iPhone 5s beat out the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Which? magazine's latest independent speed test of top-performing smartphones. Using a phone simulation program called Geekbench, the test found that the iPhone outperformed the competition in both single-core and multi-core performance benchmarks. Notably, the S4 slipped to third place after having scored top honors in June of this year.

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Android KitKat features include “always listening” expansion

Android KitKat features include “always listening” expansion

If you saw the "always listening" feature on the Moto X this summer and wondered if it would be coming to all Android devices soon, you may be in luck: a leaked build of the next version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has a clue. This version of the software will likely be released within the next couple of weeks - or as soon as the 15th of this month - and inside is found a reference to homepage-based "ok Google Now" abilities.

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Nexus 5 video shows KitKat early build, hardware from France

Nexus 5 video shows KitKat early build, hardware from France

This morning a lovely piece of video has surfaced showing the LG-made Nexus 5 from all angles, complete with an early version of KitKat called Key Lime Pie. This device appears to be working with KitKat, but as you'll find in the menu pull-down the user attains right off the bat, he'll be heading down to the version of the software released to Google's developers before the name change. You'll also find this device's software moving swiftly - Buttery smoothness in full effect.

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LG G2 camera hands-on: OIS, back-facing shutter, 13MP up close

LG G2 camera hands-on: OIS, back-facing shutter, 13MP up close

One of the key ingredients for success for LG with the LG G2's release this Autumn is in its backside - and not just because it's working with all of its physical buttons on its rear. Instead it's because LG has made a big effort to show off its current-generation camera technology, complete with optical image stabilization, a back-facing shutter button (that's the down-volume button, mind you), and a 13MP sensor. While we've already sent out a full LG G2 review as such, today we're having another peek at the camera on its own.

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Galaxy Note 3 not the only one free of “benchmark shenanigans” accusations [UPDATE]

Galaxy Note 3 not the only one free of “benchmark shenanigans” accusations [UPDATE]

As the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 appears on US-shores we've seen talk of not quite on-the-level benchmark boosting by the likes of what, at first, would seem to be the manufacturer of the smartphone. This report originates with Ars Technica where they suggest that the smoking gun is the fact that this smartphone brings up four full-powered CPU cores whenever it's asked to open any one of several big-name benchmarking apps. What we've found is that this situation is not - by any means - limited to Samsung's hardware.

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Nexus 5 hardware photographed: launch imminent

Nexus 5 hardware photographed: launch imminent

In terms of clues leading up to the launch of a product, it would seem that an overly abundant amount of photos, specifications, and business moves by Google have lead the way to the Nexus 5 this past month. What we're seeing today, here on the first of October, is a single photo that lends itself extremely convincingly towards the idea that an LG-made Nexus 5 release is right around the corner. Is this not the same device we've seen in FCC listings and KitKat teasers several times over?

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LG G2 Review

LG G2 Review

LG's "G" brand continues to represent the cutting edge in top-tier smartphone hardware. LG cut the mold for the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor last year with the LG Optimus G, brought one of the first Snapdragon 600 quad-core processors to the market with the LG Optimus G Pro, and again aim to be the first with the newest in new Qualcomm processor technology (in the USA) here at the tail end of the summer in 2013. That processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and this smartphone is the LG G2.

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LG Nexus 5 appears as Verizon LG G2 variant at FCC

LG Nexus 5 appears as Verizon LG G2 variant at FCC

There should be little doubt that Google is planning on continuing their Nexus smartphone program well into the future - that much is clear. What's not as clear is their release schedule and manufacturer choices - the pattern we've expected to find appearing several years ago with a new OEM for each device being doused again and again. This week we're seeing further confirmation - thanks to the FCC - that Google may be working with LG once again for their Nexus smartphone line in the Nexus 5 rather than switching over after the Nexus 4 (also made by LG).

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