Rogers to release the LG G2

Ian Hardy

August 9, 2013 1:01 pm

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LG unveiled their new flagship G2 earlier this week. It’s an impressive evolution and the specs and features are packed. We’ve had some hands-on time with the G2 and noted during the event it’ll make its way to several Canadian carriers. TELUS was first up to announce the G2 will arrive on their network, and today Rogers declared via Twitter that customers will be able to purchase the Jelly Bean with unique back volume-button device in the near future. No dates, colours or pricing yet… but every second gets closer.

Source: Twitter

  • dernbiebs

    LG’s interface just ruins this phone for me. It’s like a cheap version of TouchWiz.

    • bembol

      Nova Launcher Prime

    • Henry

      within 5 min of owning the phone

    • RussianDroid

      As cool as Nova launcher is…amm…I got nothing bad to say about Nova.
      It does fix a lot of the drawbacks of Wiz and LG UI, highly recommended.

      LG UI does suck a lot though. What were they thinking?

    • juandz

      Yep the ui sucks, but in the optimus g is really customizable, if the same themes work in the g2, will be awesome

    • Allan

      What kind of comment is this? Since 4.0.4 before Project Butter, LG’s UI has been high performing, while Touchwiz has been a load of crap from 4.0.4 to 4.2.2. On the Optimus G, Optimus G Pro and now the G2, the highlight of the reviews have always been around LG UI. Touchwiz needed a bump to 4.1.1 to fix the extreme lag in 4.0, while LG UI performed similarly to AOSP thanks to its optimization.

      The icons are too cartoonish, but feature-wise and performance wise, Touchwiz is more like a cheap version of LG UI. People who dislike TW and LGUI should just turn to CM instead.

    • dernbiebs

      Whoa there. Excuse me for expressing an opinion. I was referring to the design element of the UI, not performance. Just looking at the clock widget and icons one could easily mistake this for a Samsung device. LG has built an awesome spec’d out phone with a unique design, why not complement the hardware with a unique UI design instead of piggybacking off Samsung.

    • Allan

      Hmmm… yeah you’re right, the new clock does seem to be ripped from UX 2.0. But then again, neither Samsung nor LG has changed their design since 4.0 and I doubt they will anytime in the near future.

  • Sky Baun

    Come on bell!

  • Eric Tang

    I just cannot believe that the phone has “unique back volume-button” as one of the phone’s selling points.

    • RussianDroid

      Yep. Might be ‘cool and different’ but I see LG dropping that in the future versions of their phones.

      IMO a case of “if it ain’t broke…”

    • hfghgfhf

      I think hardware specs are the selling point.

  • bembol

    Decided! One of my two Super Phones I will be picking up. The other is Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

    Unless of course hTc brings something new with the One Max.

  • Ryan Laker

    Really liked the Optimus G. It was a solid smartphone.

  • Michael Bazdell

    It’s really strange that there hasn’t been ANY word on pricing yet. It’s probably going to be $500 on contract or something.

    As far as the back buttons go, I’m willing to give it a try in store before deciding. The specs make it appealing to me and I really like what LG did with the Nexus 4. Only reason I didn’t go for the Nexus was because it didn’t have LTE.

  • big_al77

    WHO CARES ABOUT UI…JUST PUT NOVA. REALLY FIRST THING ON MY LIST. JUST BOUGHT LG OPTIMUS G FOR GREAT PRICE…..ITS BLAZING FAST. ESPECIALLY COMAPRED TO MY GALAXY NEXUS….BRIGHTER, FASTER, LOUDER….I CANT IMAGINE WHAT G2 WILL BE LIKE!

  • sak hus

    I’ve had such a bad experience with lack of updates and support from LG for their uber 3D phone, Optimus 3D that’ i’ll never buy another LG phone. Plus i’ve heard from many others their experiences as well. None of which helps in changing my opinion. They launched O3D as the first of it’s kind with latest hardware but it came out with GB when other phones in market were already getting ICS updates. I think we only received one or 2 updates in firmware after 6 months of it’s launch. No amount of complaints and feedback to them got us any fixes for many bugs. Then there was totally no updates or support from them after few months. I had to sell the phone at just 250$ from 700$+ i paid just over 6 months back. I believe the ICS update came after a year of it’s launch.

    If i had read about LG’s phone support prior to buying the phone i would have saved quite some dough and headache. No wonder they don’t have a fan following from owners of LG phones only people who just look at the hardware and say that they’ll buy the phone.

    I’m just glad to go for S3 and then S4.

  • Book Noble

    beautiful elegant phone!

    i love the power button & volume rockers on the back

    well done LG!