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LG Unveils New Android Smartphones & Promises Tablet

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Oh LG how you tease us...

Today Samsung's would-be slayer has unveiled no less than three major new Android smartphones, given away no hard specs and then promised an Android-based tablet - again with no details.

Consequently we can't delve into the depths we'd like, but we can tell you the names of the high powered quadruplets are the 'Optimus Z' (left), 'Optimus One' (middle) and 'Optimus Chic' (right). The Z will be the flagship designed to tackle the Droid X, the One will be the entry-leveller, the Chic a handset targeting da kidz. LG also announced the 'Optimus Q' - a rebranded 'Ally' which the company announced on Verizon last month.

The best news is all these models will launch with Android 2.2 - which suggests manufacturers are going to step up and start giving us the greatly improved new version of Google's fast evolving smartphone OS. The worst news is they are currently all headed for Korea and we have no international launch info.

As for the tablet all LG revealed is it will ship sometime in Q3/Q4 which means anytime from now to Christmas and I doubt it will be a million miles away from the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

All of which just makes me ever more cynical about the chances of the Windows Phone 7 "ad-serving machine". Maybe Windows 8 will have to do it all...

Link:
LG.kr Press Release
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