LG Drops 'Optimus' Name from G Series
LG today announced that its next flagship device will be called the G2. Beginning with the G2, LG will no longer include the name "Optimus" with its G Series devices, which represent its top-of-the-line handsets. Further, LG said that its high-end smartphones with 4:3 screens will all be rebranded under the Vu name. LG is expected to fully reveal the G2 on August 7.
Hands On with the Motorola G5 and G5 Plus
Motorola introduced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus in Barcelona, the latest in its series of mid-range handsets. Motorola says it polled consumers in order to develop the G5 series' feature set, which include metal designs, good cameras, fingerprint readers, and high-definition screens.
Hands On with Alcatel's Pop 4 Series
Pop is Alcatel's main line of affordable phones. The Pop 4 series breaks little major ground, although the top-end model of the range — the Pop 4S — sports a fingerprint reader.
Sony's Xperia X Series to Reach US In June
Sony today said it plans to bring its Xperia X range of handsets to the U.S. market beginning in June.
Qualcomm Teases High-End Smartphone for CES
Qualcomm today suggested a new high-end smartphone is on deck for a big CES reveal. The company tweeted, "A new Snapdragon 800 powered smartphone is launching next week," along with an image and hashtag for the Consumer Electronics Show.