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2012-09-13_12h11_38

"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid. You're afraid nothing's going to change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you what's going to be announced. I came here to tell you how it's going to be teased. I'm going to send out this invite, and then I'm going to show these people what they want to see. I'm going to show them a world without Samsung, or HTC. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything could be announced. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you." -- LG PR

Okay, maybe that's not what the actual PR says. But it should be! Instead, we just received this invite from LG and Qualcomm, inviting us to "live without boundaries."

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The event will take place in NYC at 8am (because LG hates it when you sleep. The invite also came with the following tease:

LG and Qualcomm cordially invite you Live Without Boundaries. This exclusive event takes place on September 19 at [REDACTED], where you will receive a first-hand look at an upcoming LG smartphone. LG and Qualcomm executives will be on hand to show off the device and discuss how this partnership is taking both companies to new heights.

The event is six days away and aside from a glimmering silhouette in a black void, we don't have much information on what this device will be. It's likely, though, that it will be the Optimus G the company has been quietly releasing videos of. As evidenced by the fact that it will probably pack some kind of Snapdragon processor. Otherwise, it'll be pretty awkward for Qualcomm to be on stage at this event. So, who's excited for a new LG phone?

Serious question.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • RedPandaAlex

    Make it a Nexus and don't let LG anywhere near the software, and it should be a winner.

    • Tyler Chappell

      I really hope they manage to at least push out ICS to my mom's Lucid by the end of this year. There is no excuse for them not to, they promised it and have had more than enough time. I never recommend LG to anyone but it was my mom's first smartphone and she didn't want anything bigger than 4" and the Dinc4G wasn't available for another two months. The Lucid has served her really well so far and I have been impressed with its performance despite the child-like UI

    • http://twitter.com/worldofashishb Ashish Bhatnagar

      Actually don't make it anything. Everything about LG is junk. I have't owned nor do I know anyone personally that has had any kind of good experience with LG products.

  • http://www.facebook.com/d.v.s.rajesh Rajesh ‘Rajee’ Dwarapureddi

    most probably a note 2 competitor.

  • ProductFRED

    It's the Optimus G with the quad core S4 processor. LG already put up a video about it on YouTube. It looks great, but LG's lack of support has always been a reason for me to automatically choose an HTC or Samsung device. I'm rocking a GS3 i9300.

  • ColmanCarpenter

    As a current Optimus 2X owner, I have to say I'm a tad skeptical! However nice the spec and however good the device, I wonder if a couple of years down the line any Android updates will filter through.

  • oggy059

    Frequent update & I'm in!!

  • http://twitter.com/KickingLettuce Kicking Lettuce

    Cortex-A15 please.

  • That Guy

    Spoiler:

    The "Live without Boundaries" slogan will almost certainly relate to an "edge to edge" screen.

    • Daniel Wiggins

      My thoughts also.

    • Logan B.

      Nope, edge-to-edge implies edges at all, and those are boundaries. the silhouette is an obvious misdirection. I'm predicting LG will come out with some AR contact lenses that are powered off your hopes and dreams.
      Or small children and unicorn tears...

  • http://www.euandroid.com.br Tsuharesu Luciel

    Lg Optimus G /o/

    I hope this come fast to Brazil =(

  • Sarah Puls

    I have a feeling it's going to be a large phone...probably a GNex S3 competitor. Hopefully they don't put too much crap on top of Androi-- oh wait.

  • Dom

    I hope they don't shoot themselves in the foot with this no boundaries thing. Is the phones boot loader already unlocked? Is it rooted but will still receive automatic updates? What's the deal? I love how LG is getting back in the mix with mobile devices. Competition is great for all of us.

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    My next Nexus phone will be definately either Sony or LG. ( If there were more than one companies to make Nexus phone ) My Samsung Galaxy Nexus loudspeakers sucks!

    • fixxmyhead

      because the loudspeakers "suck" :rollseyes:

  • TRUST_ME_IM_AN_EXPERT

    Don't be looking forward to software updates if you decide to get LG.

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    I hope we will have more then one nexus, Samsung, HTC and LG or ..., I like LG design and HW too, it's good and nice. But SW no.

  • flavinator

    Won't this be the Optimus G?

  • Drew

    LG's reputation for lack of support and updates is apparent. Though this phone has great specs, it won't be long before Samsung comes out w/quad-core (that isnt as big as the Note 2) and 13mp camera phone.

  • firuz

    I dont get why all you people talk about the Software Updates...When there is xda community!!!
    i have already had jelly bean for the past month on my LG OPTIMUS P500!! and its stable
    So for me...all i need to do is root the phone and install a custom rom...wont even use the stock rom

    • ari_free

      I know...even iPhone users know how to jailbreak their phones.

      • Tyler Chappell

        That's because a small handful of smart people make it so easy for them that a toddler could do it with a few clicks.

        • ari_free

          And there are no smart people interested in Android phones???

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      I could write a book on why "lrn2XDA" is not an acceptable substitute for timely updates from manufacturers. Chapters 1-3 would be one my experiences with the G1 which was notoriously difficult to root that I ended up bricking twice. Chapter 7 would discuss the complete lack of development I've seen on my Epic 4G Touch (hell, the CM9 only just went beta on this thing recently). Chapter 10 would point out that despite the claim that you can "just throw a custom ROM on it," CM9 took months to arrive, and CM10 hasn't reached stability yet.

      I'd fill in the rest of the chapters with an examination of the completely incomprehensible ROM community, where users who don't spend half their free time scouring forums will have no idea which "kang" is okay to use, which is just a rehashed version of someone else's ROM, and where "stable" can sometimes mean "GPS still doesn't work right, and your battery life is probably going to be about halved."

      Don't get me wrong. I'm thrilled that the XDA community exists. I also used to work with the folks over at RootzWiki, and they are some of the most passionate, hardworking, intelligent, and helpful people in the world. However, by the very nature of the work done in those communities, it's going to be difficult for even casual nerds to keep up. Much less the common man. It's not for everyone. Some of my colleagues here at AP keep up and it's fantastic for them. I am capable of doing so, but I got tired of reflashing ROMs and getting rid of old bugs only to discover new ones. For me, I'll probably be sticking with Nexus devices from now on, because it's the best way to guarantee updates. For some others, yes, XDA is an option. There are still hundreds of millions of people, though, that need more, and it needs to come from manufacturers. And no, "just root it and put a ROM on it!" is not an acceptable solution for everyone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000589677566 John Moody

      Really? like 7 or 8 phones ONLY.....

  • Trenton Seagoe

    Sounds like it will be with a very minimal bezel.

  • Robert Schuh

    boundaries = screen borders...?

  • Robert Jakiel

    Having a G2X has been an OK experience in terms of the hardware. It has been a solid device overall but the lack of software support from LG sucks ass. With that said the developer community has made the G2X a fantastic phone with CM7 and CM7 based ROMs. So like Samsung I am willing to give LG another chance to see what they do with round 2 in the smartphone business. Prior to the Galaxy series of phones Samsung suffered the same as LG with pathetic support and now look at where they are! So here's hoping to a good presentation and that LG can turn themselves around!

  • nwd1911

    I'm just hoping it shipped with Jelly Bean, so we don't have to worry as much about updates...at least for a while. The phone is going to be a beast.

  • http://www.flickr.com/stuffbox DuduMaroja

    it looks like a Samsung Galaxy S2

  • Freak4Dell

    From the videos, it looks like it will be almost edge to edge (the side bezels look pretty small), but it looks to still be a fairly big phone. No thanks, LG...I'll reserve my excitement for the Razr M.

  • warcaster

    I like how LG is really keen on using the very cutting edge processors. I love and respect that about them. However, they need more work on design, and a LOT more work on software. If they would be using stock Android, people might actually take an interest in LG.

  • http://komorkomania.pl/author/michal-brzezinski Michal Brzezinski

    You should work in PR department, writing invites like this ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.lopez.315080 James Lopez

    Perspective LG owners should know by know that due to LG's unacceptable update policy, their new device will be obsolete in less than 18 months. Everybody knows that the world's 1st dual-core device will probably be the last to receive the ICS update, while competition (SGS2) are already preparing for JB. LG has been working on ICS since February and originally the update was scheduled for Q2. Then it was postponed for Q3. By the looks of it, we are looking at Q4(!) for the actual update. In the meantime, LG has completely ignored its users, whether that would relate to further information, ETAs or any sort of communication. The hardware is good and relatively cheap, thats true. But as we all know, hardware is nothing without the software to support it. So even though there are 600MHz single core devices on the market with ICS, LG's former 'flagship' still runs on Gingerbread. 'Nough said..

  • Steve Freeman

    Is anyone else disappointed that what they posted WASN'T actually the PR said? Because that would have been awesome.

  • Matthew Fry

    LG better watch out. Looks pretty rectangular to me.

  • Filipe

    I`m exciding for the update to 2X, i hope LG talk about this on this event. We owners of 2X cant wait the update anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000589677566 John Moody

    I will be dumping my Lucid soon as I can. LG is the worst phone maker for OS updates. Read around the net some. Phones NEVER get updated.