Tuesday, July 6, 2010

LG releases Android Froyo based phones

Korean manufacter LG Electronics is releasing a series of phones that it says will run on "a number operating systems as well as Android." Practically this means that while HTC Droid, Incredible and EVO 4G owners wait for an official Froyo update, LG is belting out a new range of smartphones with the latest Android goodness. The LG Optimus Series of 10 smartphones will start appearing in the second half of this year. The Optimus One and Optimus Chic will both ship first with Android 2.2 onboard. LG says that the Optimus One is your bog standard Android smartphone, but the Optimus Chic is designed for fashion aficionados with its "tasteful design incorporating soft and smooth lines." LG will also be introducing its first tablet device later this year. The company claims its tablet running the Android OS will "manage vastly superior performance" than other similar devices while being thinner and lighter.