With Android phones becoming the norm, LG has firmly cemented its support of the Google platform with two newly announced smartphones, the LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic. While yesterday's digital conference centered around Android Froyo's added capabilities, the international chaebol also gave substantial airtime to introduce its new Optimus One, a byproduct of LG and Google's co-development. Purportedly the first phone to come out-of-the-box with the Android 2.2 platform in Singapore, the phone's other key features include a relatively high 1500mAh battery, a turn-by-turn pre-installed app as well as the LG App Advisor app.
Despite the occasional interruptions due to the uneven video streaming, the interactive virtual news conference from Seoul delivered a few interesting key notes about Google's services like Google Voice Search, Google Voice Actions, Google Goggles, Google Shopper and Google Maps with navigation (note: anyone from all 24 time zones can watch the conference live). Part of the short conference included an interactive QnA session conducted through Twitter - virtually anyone could tweet and attention their queries to Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company.
The Optimus One will hit stores in mid October 2010 at all major telecommunication outlets The recommended retail price has not been announced yet, but it looks set to be pretty affordable. More news on the Chic will be revealed later.
Wong Casandra / Former Tech Writer
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