Korean tech firm LG has finally revealed their much anticipated top of the line Optimus G, a few days before it is set to be showcased at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany.
Speculations about the Optimus G have been roaming around the web for a few weeks now, but yesterday, LG has finally unwrapped the veil of secrecy on their latest device, before it goes on sale in Korea next month.
The LG Optimus G has an IPS LCD display with a 4.7 inch WXGA True HD, which boasts of a pixel resolution of 1280×768. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with a 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU.
It also features a 2GB of RAM and a 1.3 MP front facing camera with a 13 MP camera installed at the back.
Jelly Bean fans might be disappointed because the Optimus G runs on Google 4.0 Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
The LG Optimus G will be on sale in Korea beginning next month and will soon be available to the international market.
The pricing of the LG Optimus G will be made available at the IFA conference a few days from now.
The war of the smartphones have seen a ton of shake ups in recent days. Take for example Motorola’s pending loss in its patent battle with Apple. Not only do these two companies fight over market share. But strangely, they have been bruising together in the justice department with Apple getting possibly the nod over Motorola.
Florian Mueller, an intellectual property expert, used the phrase “war of attrition” in describing the battle between Apple and Android makers. He disclosed that a court in Germany is likely to decide for Apple in the pending lawsuit against Motorola over the Android photo gallery.
According to Mueller, “the court doesn’t have much doubt about the validity of this patent and appears rather convinced (at the end of the hearing even more so than at its outset) that the Android photo gallery constitutes a violation of that patent at least in its ‘zoom in ‘ mode and possible (though this is not yet certain) in its ‘zoom out’ mode.’
The European Patent 2059868 is the one in question. It is the Portable Electronic Device for Photo Management.
If the court awards this battle to Apple, Motorola would likely modify its software.
Just last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission found that HTC violated a patent of Apple. But just a day after the release of this ruling, HTC was already testing devices that found loop holes in Apple’s intellectual property.
Long-haul business passengers of the German flag carrier won’t have to worry about missing text messages and emails.
Lufthansa and Panasonic has teamed up to provide passengers in-flight wireless Internet starting next year. Lufhansa boss Wolfgang Mayrhuber claimed that the Internet experience will be comparable “with those available at powerful hotspots or upmarket hotels”.
According to Michael Lamberty, a spokesman from the carrier, prototypes will be tested by the end of the year and by mid-2010, 50 long-haul planes will be offering the service. Aside from being able to use the Internet, Lamberty said passengers will also now be able to send text messages via mobile phones.
Lufthansa offered a similar service before but it wasn’t very well accepted so the company withdrew it by the end of 2006. Now, it seems like they are willing to test the waters again and with the popularity (not to mention necessity) of being connected all the time, who knows? They might just succeed this time. 🙂