Sources have confirmed that the upcoming LG tablet, known as the “G Pad,” will not come with the originally rumored Snapdragon 800 processor, and will instead pack the Snapdragon 600. A few other important details about the device have been released as well, including that the tablet will have an 8.3-inch WXUGA display with 350 knit brightness and 60% color reproduction rate. It will be available in two variants including WiFi and LTE, and that the WiFi variant will be for the Korean Market, and the LTE variant will be available from Verizon Wireless. More details to come on the tablet as we approach the rumored unveiling date at IFA 2013 in Berlin.
When I last wrote about Invoxia’s AudiOffice, I had one complaint… its lack of Lightning support for modern iOS devices. Fortunately, its new device fixes this. I actually had another minor complaint—its name, which led me to joke that it was an accessory for Audi automobiles! In the latest version, the mixed-case name is gone, now simply called Audioffice ($299).
The newer Audioffice is an elegant accessory, with a companion app, invoxia (free) that turns your iPhone, iPad, or Android device into a full function conference room speakerphone. You also can use internal and alternative apps like FaceTime, Skype, etc.
Or in other words, you can swap the Bridge from your computer to phone (or tablet) without the need for any additional cables. The Bridge is available in a 16GB or 32GB storage option and is priced at $17.99 or $28.99 respectively. While all this sounds interesting enough so far, there is one catch that comes with the supported devices — for now this will be limited to those running Jelly Bean.
Aside from Jelly Bean, there is a device compatibility list because unfortunately not all Jelly Bean devices are supported. The Bridge also needs devices with support for a micro USB On-The-Go (OTG) connector. The list includes a variety of Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG smartphones as well as Samsung, Lenovo and Asus tablets. Also worth noting, the Leef Bridge drive does support the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
At present the Leef Bridge is available by way of the Leef website. Finally, while storage is limited to 16GB or 32GB at the moment, Leef has said a 64GB model will be available relatively soon. Pricing for the 64GB Bridge has yet to be announced, however the drive is expected to arrive in July.
Makes gaming on touch-screen devices much easier. Controls are similar to that of a PlayStation controller, so it’s easy to pick up and learn. Wireless.
Pricey. You can’t use the controller for full navigation; touch-screen menu selection is required for some games. Not compatible with all games. Button remapping requires a computer.
The SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Controller aims to improve your touch-screen gaming experience, but it comes with some limitations and a too-high price.
The SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Controller ($79.99 direct) is a Bluetooth-enabled, multi-platform gamepad that is compatible with Android and iOS tablets and phones, PCs, and Macs. It aims to make touch-screen gaming less frustrating and easier to control.
The infamous charge cord is one of the most difficult form factors in tech. It seems to always conveniently get lost, only to end up tangled and frayed at the bottom of your backpack, briefcase or junk drawer. It’s a necessary annoyance, but it’s rarely available when you need it most and easy to forget about.
Gizmodo reports that the ChargeCard, a Kickstarter-backed project made in California, offers an intriguing prospect: a 0.1″ thick charger that fits any standard USB connector on one end and attaches to your iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or Android smartphone on the other. Once your device is sufficiently charged, the adapter folds up neatly to fit a wallet’s standard credit card holder.
The LG Optimus Vu 2, at least for models of this smartphone in South Korea, will finally be on the receiving end of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, after arriving with just Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box when it was launched, quite unlike its rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that already had Jelly Bean in tow.
Thanks to the awesome and ever reliable @evleaks, we now have a picture to put to the face of LG’s rumored upcoming Optimus F series phones that are slated to be revealed at MWC next week, with LG showcasing the Optimus F7 and Optimus F5.
LG yesterday released a MWC teaser video, which does not show us any of its new devices, but does make mention of the letters L,G,V and F. It seems that the allusion to the letter F has been decoded, with @evleaks releasing photos that supposedly match up to the Optimus F line, with the Optimus F7 on the left of the above picture, and the Optimus F5 occupying the right half of the picture. We are still clueless as to the specs of the devices,release dates and pricing.
MWC starts in 5 days, and LG will be giving us all of the deets then. Check back with us for our coverage of MWC! And check out LG’s teaser video below.