LG has sent out an initiation to a press event that will be held on May 27. The invite isn't exactly clear on what the folks that come to the event will see, it simply says "Save the date." We do have a very good idea of what exactly the topic of this special event will be, the LG G3 smartphone, and possibly the G Watch wearable.
One thing lacking for Android is a proper place in retail. Though various OEMs have store signage or kiosks, with Samsung offering a robust “Experience” in Best Buy stores, Google’s Android doesn’t have a place. Apple has a well established retail presence, but has both the space and identity for such a move. 'Android Silver' is a widely rumored program that would give the platform needed presence and notoriety, but is it the right thing for Android?
LG recently published its earnings reports for Q1 of 2014. Buried inside those reports along with all the numbers on how well the company is performing was a promise of better profits in Q2 2014 thanks to a major product launch. That product tipped to be launching in Q2 to boost profits is the LG G3 smartphone.
It would appear that the LG G3 is going to take some heavy cues from the last generation, building on the LG G2’s unique look and feel. This device will have the same odd back-facing keys as its predecessor, as well as the LG G Flex. This device will also be coming in multiple colors - starting with black and white.
LG has slowly dropped details on its upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, the LG G Watch. While we continue to await that watch's launch, it seems LG is already eyeing the future, with a patent filing that has surfaced hinting at the next iteration's name and a feature users can expect.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 may not have had the QHD Super AMOLED display some predicted, but Samsung is reportedly working on an updated, higher-resolution version, dubbed by some the Galaxy S5 Prime, as a premium retort to upcoming phones. The 2560 x 1440 handset, said to be internally codenamed "KQ", is believed to be in mid- to late-phase development and expected to deliver an experience arguably more in line with what Samsung originally hoped for its current flagship.
We must not be very far from the reveal and release of the LG G3 given the details we’re seeing this month. Alongside specifications for the device itself, we’ve seen image after image of the device in mockup style - one of which you’ll see here - and talk of colors and release schedules.