LG brings its first Android device to market

LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, has announced its first Android mobile device, the LG-GW620, broadening its global offering and commitment to the smartphone market.

The new LG-GW620 features a three inch full touchscreen and slide out QWERTY keypad designed to accommodate the needs of consumers who use their handsets for email and social networking, keeping them connected to their work or personal communities. The LG-GW620’s Android platform ensures consumers can take advantage of the mobile applications and services developed by Google.

LG handsets’ such as the LG KS360 and GW520 were designed with functionality in mind and have been popular with consumers who want an on the go computing experience; the LG-GW620 is continuing LG’s dedication to meet consumer demand for more choice in the smartphone market.

“The LG-GW620 will appeal to first time smartphone customers by offering a new and different kind of user experience,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our objective is to provide a wide selection of smartphones to satisfy the diverse preferences of today’s consumers. This Android phone is just one of many smartphone models we plan to introduce worldwide in the years ahead.”

In related news, LG announced in early September that it will introduce a minimum of 13 new smartphones over the next 16 months that utilise Microsoft’s Windows Mobile including the new 6.5 version.

The LG-GW620 will be available in the fourth quarter of this year in select European markets. Full products specifications will be provided at launch.

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