1. Posted on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 9:06 am by Andy
    LG Optimus 2X

    Dual core power

    Smartphone fans will be pleased to hear that news from Sweden suggests that the LG Optimus 2X will be arriving in the same price bracket as its high end rivals when it launches early next year.

    The LG Optimus 2X is set to sport a dual-core processor, making it a uniquely powerful addition to the market. If current reports from Swedish retailer CDon are to be believed the pre-order price for a SIM free Optimus 2X will be around £470.

    This figure has been arrived at because the firm put a 555 Euro tag on the phone and, as such, it is difficult to judge whether this will be directly converted into pounds sterling for the UK launch.

    If the LG Optimus 2X does hit stores in the UK at this price point, it will be well placed to take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S and HTC HD2, two smartphones which are also based on the Android operating system.

    It outclasses its major rivals in terms of specs, but sheer processing power will not make it a great phone, so it will be up to LG to ensure that the implementation of the software is bang on the money.

    When the prices are confirmed you can compare the available UK deals below:

    LG Optimus 2X Deals

  2. Posted on Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 9:30 am by Andy
    LG Optimus One

    Android 2.3?

    This week LG caused quite a stir when it used its social networking presence to state that entry level Android-based handsets like the Optimus One, would not be getting an update to bring their firmware up to version 2.3.

    Initially, the firm stated that the reason behind this was that, with a 600MHz processor, the Optimus One is simply not powerful enough to meet what it called Android 2.3’s minimum specs requirement.

    LG said that Android 2.3 required at least a 1GHz processor to run, which excludes all of the Optimus range from getting an update.

    However, various experts used Twitter to point out that Google has not imposed any kind of minimum specs list upon Android 2.3, causing LG to reassess its earlier statements.

    In effect the South Korean manufacturer admitted that it had been too hasty in stating that Android 2.3 would not run on a 600MHz processor and said that it would be waiting to see the contents of the Compatibility Definition Document which Google will publish shortly, before it makes any decisions. That means the LG Optimus One and its stable mates could eventually get Android 2.3.