If you happen to own a LG Optimus G, it’s time to start getting excited. It looks like Jelly Bean is on its way as LG has begun rolling out the Android 4.1 update to users in South Korea. Call me optimistic, but I don’t expect it to be very long before the rest of the Optimus G world starts seeing the update.
After Sony showed off its sleek dust proof, water resistant Xperia Z at CES, the question on everyone’s mind was: “when will it be available and how much will it cost?” While Sony gave a rough release date of Q1 2013, we’re now starting to see online retailers offering up the device for pre-order —giving us an idea of price and availability.
Samsung took to Flickr to throw out a few boastful numbers regarding the success of their Galaxy S line. Overall, the Galaxy S line managed to sell over 100 million units over the 2 years and 7 months they’ve been available. Among those units, the Galaxy S III model lead the pack with an impressive 190,000 units being sold per day and an overall sales figure of 40 million in just 7 months.
Google has confirmed a number of manufacturers who will be showcasing Google TV products in the upcoming weeks at CES, however, it’s the ASUS Qube I’m most excited about seeing. I’ve been hoping for an affordable Google TV solution to hit the market for quite some time and yes, I’m aware there are already a few affordable options (I currently own a Vizio Co-Star). However, none of those options have worked quite as well as I had hoped and if there’s one company that can get it right, it’s ASUS.
Speaking of the Nexus 4, it looks like T-Mobile will begin carrying this elusive beast in all their retail stores starting this month. If you still haven’t managed to score a Nexus 4 from Google Play and don’t mind paying an extra $150, you might want to consider walking into your local T-Mobile store to see when they’ll have them in stock.
The Nexus 4 didn’t exactly have the smoothest launch and was riddled by server crashes, fluctuating stock, and just plain miscommunication. Despite all of these mishaps, the sales of this pure Google device continued to soar. Well, at least that’s what we were led to believe by the perpetual “Sold Out” notification and ever slipping shipping dates.