LG Optimus LTE, LG Optimus Sol, LG Eclipse and LG Prada 3.0 among the first LG devices to receive Ice Cream Sandwich

LG Optimus LTE, LG Optimus Sol, LG Eclipse and LG Prada 3.0 among the first LG devices to receive Ice Cream Sandwich

LG announces the schedule and devices to receive the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update.

First it was Samsung, followed by Sony Ericsson and now LG to announce the devices that will upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the approximate period of the happy event. Apparently, the last two somehow synchronize when it comes to upgrading to ICS as LG estimates to begin the update in the second quarter of 2012.

The owners of LG Optimus LTE,  elegant Prada phone by LG 3.0, LG Optimus 2X, LG Optimus Sol, LG myTouch Q and LG Eclipse will be the first to enjoy the Android Ice Cream Sandwich in the second quarter of 2012. Then,in the third quarter is the turn of LG Optimus 3D, LG Optimus Black, LG Optimus Big, LG Optimus Q2 and LG Optimus EX.

Now, we don’t know for sure when the update will happen as LG says “the exact dates can vary by market, as each country can have different requirements depending on the carrier and the smartphone model“. But I’m sure the company will tell us details at the right moment.


T-Mobile Comet, Motorola Defy and LG Optimus to arrive on November 3

T-Mobile CometT-Mobile announced that pretty soon will release the T-Mobile Comet from Huawei Ideos along with LG Optimus and Motorola Defy.

These three Android handsets are expected to arrive in stores starting November 3. T-Mobile Comet features a 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen display, a 3.2 megapixels camera, a 528 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM. It also has 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS connectivity, Google Maps and runs Android 2.2 Froyo.

T-Mobile Comet will cost $9.99 on contract and about $199.99 on pre-pay.

[Via T-Mobile]

LG Optimus 7 is the first Windows Phone 7 device officially announced

LG Optimus Windows Phone 7LG is now the first mobile phone company that announced the first Windows Phone 7 device. Its name is Optimus 7 and was revealed for the first time this week at the IFA event from Berlin.

LG Optimus 7 is the first WP7 device with DLNA technology and features a 3.5 inch AMOLED touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, accelerometer and proximity sensor. Other specifications include a a 5 megapixels camera with autofocus and LED flash capable to record HD videos, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and GPS receiver.

The DLNA technology of Optimus 7 is capable to show all the multimedia content from a phone to another DLNA device, just like a TV with DLNA. The multimedia content transfer can be made via Wi-Fi to any other DLNA device.

LG Optimus 7 is expected to become available in markets at the end of this year. The price was not revealed yet, but we will find out very soon.

[Via gsmarena]

LG Optimus One and Chic, Android Froyo upgrades available

LG Optimus One(left) Chic (right)Two new entry-level smartphones announced by LG, Optimus One (left) and Optimus Chic (right). The smartphones runs the Android OS v2.2 Froyo.

Until the end of year, LG promises up to 10 new handsets under their Optimus Android Series. LG also promises Android Froyo upgrades for thier curent crop of high0end Android smartphones (Optimus Q and Optimuz Z.

In press release LG mentions the Windows Phone 7, “it is in the works and will be released sometime this year”. About price of Optimus One and Chic, LG don’t say nothing.


Press release

Line-up of Smartphones and Tablet Devices Integrate the Latest in Mobile Technology

BERKSHIRE,UK, JULY 5, 2010 — LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its upcoming LG Optimus Series, a line-up of innovative smart devices featuring the latest in mobile technology that will spearhead the company’s newest campaign to highlight LG’s ability to simplify consumers’ information-dominated lives.

LG Optimus, meaning ‘best’ in Latin, will be comprised of devices running on a range of operating systems as well as Android Tablet PCs. By offering a variety of choice in operating systems and incorporating smart technologies, LG prioritises consumer choice as a key strategy for expanding its footprint in the mobile industry. The smartphones and tablet devices range from entry to premium level, with various features to meet the diverse needs of all customers. As part of its aggressive strategy to grow its share of the global smartphone market, LG will be introducing approximately 10 new smart devices worldwide in the second half of this year under the LG Optimus label.

“The LG Optimus Series is aimed at challenging the notion that one device can meet the needs of many,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “At LG, we believe in providing people with many different choices because our customers are not all alike. We want to provide devices that suit all needs and simplify people’s lives.”

The LG Optimus Series is the result of extensive consumer research and development that delved into the way people gather information in today’s digital age. According to a consumer survey conducted by LG, ease of finding information is the top motivator in considering a smartphone purchase. The research also looked into what consumers liked and disliked about some of today’s most popular communications devices. Not surprisingly, user friendliness and fast response time were high on consumers’ lists.

The two android-powered smartphones in the pipeline — LG Optimus One with Google™ and LG Optimus Chic — incorporate the speedy Android Platform 2.2 (Froyo).

LG Optimus One with Google™ offers the latest in Google™ mobile features and connects seamlessly to the world. Its ability to connect effortlessly to Google’s Android Market™ delivers an unfiltered and genuine smartphone user experience. Also, a convenient user interface and diverse multimedia options ensure a mobile environment that makes this device one of the easiest to use on the market.

The LG Optimus Chic caters to fashion aficionados with its tasteful design incorporating soft and smooth lines. The handset’s sleek curves set a new standard for smartphone design, challenging the perception that advanced Android devices need to appeal to a hardcore tech crowd to gain widespread acceptance.

Beyond smartphones, LG will be introducing its first tablet device later this year. Running on the Android Platform, LG’s tablet will deliver vastly superior performance than other similar devices currently on the market while still managing to be thinner and lighter than competing devices.