LG has just published a press release confirming that their new flagship phone, the G2, will be launching in the United States and Germany this month. They don’t give any specific dates, they don’t mention any prices, and they don’t name any operators. We know from LG’s G2 unveiling last month that it’ll launch on all four of America’s operators, but who will get it first? If I had to make a bet, I’d say AT&T. As for Germany, I know what to tell you.
So what makes the G2 special anyway? It’s one of the first phones to use the Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm, though to be fair, you’ll be seeing a ton of phones using the chip hitting the market between now and the end of the year. It’s also the very first phones to have a 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. That’s a feature that’s not going to come to Samsung phones for at least another six months, so respect to LG for leapfrogging their Korean brothers and sisters.
But still, should you be saving your pennies for this phone? Judging from the off the record conversations I’ve been having with several journalists who are testing the device, they all say the software is beyond horrible. The phone is fast, sure, but LG really ruined Android in a way that can’t be described without using vulgar language.
Here’s hoping the next Nexus is basically a stock G2, because I’d definitely want one.