LG is set to hold a US launch event next week for the Optimus G Pro. It’s a smartphone with a 5.5 inch, 1080 pixel display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.
While the phone isn’t available in the US yet, the folks at Android Police snagged a Korean model and posted an early review. Meanwhile Engadget has posted one of the first detailed reviews of another relatively large device — the 6.8 inch Kobo Aura HD eReader.
Here are some of the top stories from around the web.
- LG Optimus G Pro reviewed: It’s a better Galaxy Note for people that don’t need a stylus
The LG Optimus Pro is a tablet with a huge screen, a speedy processor, and decent software. It’s not yet available in the US, but this review of the Korean model should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. [Android Police]
- Kobo Aura HD reviewed: The best eReader you probably won’t buy
The Kobo Aura HD is the only eReader on the market with a 6.8 inch, 1440 x 1080 pixel display, and it apparently looks great. The eReader’s software is a bit less great, but the biggest challenge is that if you care about this kind of device you probably already have a NOOK or Kindle. [Engadget]
- BitTorrent releases peer to peer file sync app
Who needs cloud storage to backup your computer? BitTorrent backs up your data to trusted devices, not an off-site server. [TNW]
- JXD S7800 Android gaming tablet with 2GB of RAM on the way
JXD’s next gaming handheld will feature a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display. Other details are scarce at the moment. [Obscure Handhelds]
- Amiga Forever lets you run Amiga apps with full-licensed ROM and OS files for emulators
Want to run some classic Amiga software on your Android phone, tablet, or TV box? There are plenty of emulators available, but you’ll still need a working ROM file. Amiga Forever lets you grab a fully licensed one for just $1. [Engadget]
- Netflix to launch $11.99/month family plan, let you stream up to 4 shows at once
Right now you can stream two videos at a time from Netflix, which means you can watch a movie in the living room while your kids watch cartoons on a tablet. Soon you’ll be able to pay a little extra so that every member of your average-sized American family can watch their own video stream at the same time. It’s still cheaper than cable. [The Verge]