Review: LG Spectrum for Verizon Wireless
The LG Spectrum uses the stock Android phone software, though it has been skinned by LG so it looks slightly different. The phone application is simple and straightforward and offers the typical set of tools, such as speakerphone, muting, and adding a line.
The phone app includes the contact database, which is accessible via one of the tabs at the top of the screen. Contacts can hold a ton of data, including multiple phone numbers, email addresses, web sites, street addresses, and more. There is one home screen widget for contacts which lets you place either six or nine of your top contacts on one of the seven panels. This widget gives you easy access to those few people, and offers shortcuts for sending them texts, emails, or calling them.
As with all Android 2.3 devices, it adds details from Facebook and other accounts to your contact database and keeps everything synced.
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Hands On with the LG Spectrum for Verizon
The Spectrum is LG's new flagship 4G LTE phone from Verizon. The display is huge and HD, yet it's thinner than last year's Revolution.
LG Announces Spectrum for Verizon
LG today announced the Spectrum for Verizon, following in the footsteps of the Revolution announced at this time last year. The Spectrum sports 4G LTE and a 4.5-inch true HD IPS display, like the Nitro for AT&T.
Verizon's New LTE Phones Have Hidden Global Roaming
The new LG Spectrum and Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon both contain unannounced global GSM/WCDMA roaming capability that will be enabled later this year. None of Verizon's current 4G LTE phones support global roaming, in part because of a network issue.
LG Spectrum On Sale Today from Verizon for $199
Verizon Wireless today announced that the LG Spectrum is now available for sale at Verizon Wireless retail stores and online for $199.99 with a new contract. The Spectrum runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradeable to Android 4.0) and supports Verizon's LTE 4G network.
Verizon Announces Android 4.0 Update List
Verizon Wireless today published a list of its Android devices that it plans to update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the: HTC ThunderBolt, Droid Incredible 2, Rhyme, and Rezound; Motorola Xoom, Bionic, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Droid 4, and Xyboards 8.2/10.1; Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1; and the LG Spectrum.