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[Update: LG Estonia Redacts Statement] LG Optimus G Shames G2, Gets Official KitKat in Estonia

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Update: Unfortunately, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. That was certainly the case this time, as the official Facebook post cited below has now been redacted. They (briefly) apologized for their actions on their Facebook page, which was then copied here by XDA Senior Member Sorin90, but that was deleted as well. Moreover, XDA Forum Member Flaide Laise posted a screenshot of LG Nordic stating that LG Estonia knew an update was making its way out for the device, and they incorrectly thought it was KitKat.

I’m at a loss here, guys. I am not sure what’s more troubling: the fact that LG Estonia simply removes these statements without adequate explanation or how they seem. . . READ ON »

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Source-Built Android 4.4 KitKat Now on the LG Optimus G

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As soon as the LG-built   received the oh-so-tasty Android 4.4 KitKat goods, we knew it wouldn’t be too long before its sibling device, the LG Optimus G, also was given an unofficial taste. Now, XDA Recognized Contributor houstonn has created an early, yet highly functional port of Google’s latest and greatest for the device.

The source-built ROM currently is a vanilla AOSP-based build. However, as time goes on and the Paranoid Android team updates the PA sources to work with KitKat, the builds will evolve into official Paranoid Android and bring you all of the layout and dpi features you know and love.

The ROM itself is natively compatible with the E970, E973, and E971 versio. . . READ ON »

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Easily Dim the Capacitive Buttons on Many HTC Devices

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Hardware capacitive buttons seem to be a love-it-or-hate-it affair. While many of us seem to prefer the versatility of the on-screen buttons most commonly seen on modern Nexus devices, others instead favor the increased usable screen real estate made possible by having dedicated keys outside of the display.

If you happen to own an HTC device, you are probably a fan of dedicated hardware buttons. But that’s not to say that you can’t tweak them to make them work better for you. XDA Senior Member denversc created an app called Capacitive Buttons Brightness, which does… Well, you guessed it. It allows you to change the brightness of your capacitive buttons.

Currently, the app official. . . READ ON »

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Make Your Voice Heard – Vote on the Next XDA Cases

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At the end of last year, we started selling XDA cases with our friends at CruzerLite, and we’ve seen some phenomenal interest. Our current lineup is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the Google Nexus 4—but we want to add more. So we have decided to hold a poll and let the users choose which device(s) to add to our current lineup.

Below you will find some of the top devices at XDA. Please choose one from the list that you would like to see offered, and we will pick from the top 3 devices. The voting ends on February 15, so make sure you place your vote for the devices you love!

EDIT: The results are in, and displayed below. We’ll keep you updated as to the final options . . . READ ON »

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LG Talks Tech at CES 2013

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The morning started off with an LG press conference. They talked at length about “Touch[ing] the Smart Life.” They then talked about their “smart” products. This included everything from refrigerators and washing machines to televisions with more pixels than people in New York.

They spoke briefly about connected devices. They talked about a washing machine that you can start with your smartphone using NFC. You can control their robotic vacuum with your smartphone. They also covered standard device mirroring, or showing your mobile devices screen on your television. The talk included simplifying the setup for this, using a “one touch connection.”

They spoke about their advanced touch int. . . READ ON »

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Forums Added for the Raspberry Pi, LG Optimus G, HTC One VX, and HTC Desire X!

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Last week, we added forums for a couple of devices that stood out in their own unique way. These were, of course, the Intel-powered RAZR i and the relatively diminutive Galaxy S III Mini. This week, we have a few new forums to add as well.

To start things off, we have the Raspberry Pi due to popular demand. While not exactly a “mobile device,” the device features an architecture extremely similar to typical smartphone hardware. Furthermore, the excellent price and high degree of hackability only serve to sweeten the overall package and make it a must-have for any gadget lover.

Next, we have the LG’s late 2012 flagship phone, the Optimus G. Powered by the top-of-the-line quad-core Q. . . READ ON »

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