Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Alternative Ipod Touch: LG-LU3700

For a while, I longed to have a portable media player (PMP).  I have my eyes on different models but the iPod touch stood the crowd.  But due to my budget limit, I end up buying a second hand android phone.  The picture above is the LG-LU3700, a Korean-only phone.  It's specs is similar to LG Optimus One (P500) but the difference is that the LU3700 is a CDMA phone so it can't be used to call and text in a GSM network.  That's the only feature of the phone that you can't use directly however there's a device called Gmate that will allow you to call and text to a GSM network.  But I have a GSM phone already so I used this phone just for playing music, video and casual gaming.  

Like I said earlier, the phone is similar to LG-P500 so it runs an Android OS.  I'm able to update the phone from version 2.2 to 2.3.4 by using the update software from LG website (using LG-P500 as the search device).  I tried to root the phone in different methods but to no avail.   I'm still happy with this phone because I can still install different apps.  Stay tuned for my upcoming posts regarding android apps that I used.