LG Electronics is the latest handset maker to commit to Google's Android mobile OS, announcing it will issue its first Android smartphone in the fourth quarter. The LG-GW620 features both a three-inch full touchscreen and slide-out Qwerty keypad in an effort to meet demand for mobile social networking and messaging capabilities--according to LG, the device should appeal to first-time smartphone customers, and promises also to take advantage of Google's myriad mobile applications and services. The LG-GW620 will initially roll out in Europe--pricing details were not disclosed.
LG's announcement follows on the heels of confirmation it will introduce three new Windows Mobile devices in the weeks ahead, with plans to release a total of 13 WinMo devices over the next 16 months.
For more on LG's forthcoming Android device:
- watch this slideshow
- read this release
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