LG Launches Two Android Smartphones

By Branko Miletic

  • Powered by Android 2.2
  • Optimised for Google's mobile services
  • Face-tracking camera

LG Electronics has launched the LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic, two news smartphones, which further cement its ties to the new Android operating system.

Powered by Android 2.2 (also known as ‘Froyo’) and optimised for Google Mobile Services, the new handsets are designed to deliver easier accessibility for those looking to purchase their first smartphone.

The LG Optimus One and Chic are among the first smartphones in Australia to come with Android 2.2, the latest version of the Android platform, which allows for up to three times faster and smoother internet browsing, web-page loading, application pop-ups and multi-tasking.

The devices are designed to enable easy syncing with Outlook Calendar, while offering portable Wi-Fi hotspots to share a single 3G connection.

On top of that, these two new phones come with Google Voice Search, Google Voice Actions, Google Goggles, Google Shopper and Google Maps with Navigation, and access to the Android app market with more than 80,000 applications.

The LG Optimus One also includes the LG App Advisor, which recommends 10 highly rated applications every two weeks.

The phone features a camera with face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2-inch wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery.

The LG Optimus Chic’s, curved lines provide a solid grip and the two-color variants along with touch-sensitive buttons complete the device’s sleek and minimalist look.

LG Optimus Chic also offers an on-screen phone feature which allows users to remotely control the device from their PCs. Plus, via LG Air Sync, it keeps users up-to-date by wirelessly syncing contacts, photos and other vital information with computer and cloud databases.

Compatible with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), multimedia content can easily be shared with other DLNA certified devices such as TVs, AV systems and laptop computers.