AT&T Mobility's version of LG Electronics' G3 smartphone has support for an LTE band linked to the 700 MHz Lower D and E Block spectrum AT&T bought from Qualcomm, the first device from the carrier to support such spectrum. The band, LTE Band 29, appears on the technical specifications for the G3 on AT&T's website. AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel confirmed the device does support Band 29. Other recent smartphones from AT&T, such as Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, do not support Band 29.
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LG Electronics introduced a new wearable device aimed at allowing parents to track the whereabouts of their children. What makes it unique is that the wristband-like gadget will have cellular connectivity.
One out of every three LTE smartphones shipped globally in the first quarter came to the United States, according to a new research report, another indication of the country's continued leadership in the LTE market.
LG Electronics is going to increase its marketing spending to promote its new flagship smartphone, the G3, but the company is going to emphasize how its technology can make life simpler and not just boast about specifications, according to an LG executive.
NEW YORK--LG Electronics unveiled the G3, its latest flagship smartphone, with key improvements in screen technology, the phone's camera and overall design and user interface. The G3 is coming out more than two months after rivals Samsung Electronics and HTC released their own 2014 flagship phones, and will need to fight for attention in a crowded market.
Microsoft quietly announced that it intends to start supporting a Windows Phone 8.1 software update on June 24. However, it's unclear if that means wireless carriers will start pushing the update to customers on that date.
It would take a major reversal of fortunes for Samsung Electronics and Apple to lose their places as the No. 1 and 2 smartphone market vendors, respectively, but according to industry analysts competitors Huawei, Lenovo and LG Electronics are grabbing more market share and are starting to loosen the grip the leaders have on the market.
Google plans to scrap its four-year-old Nexus Android device program in favor of a program called "Android Silver" aimed at delivering high-end smartphones attuned to Google's specifications to better compete with Apple's iPhones in the premium smartphone segment, according to a report from The Information.
Android remained the top mobile operating system in the first quarter of 2014 with a 70.7 per cent share, while Apple was in second position at 19.2 per cent according to latest smartphone sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.