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By 6 July 2010 | Categories: news

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LG today announced its upcoming LG Optimus Series, a line-up of devices based on Google’s Android Froyo (2.2) build. These will include a number of smartphones and tablet PCs which will range from entry to premium level.

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 two android-powered smartphones in the pipeline - LG Optimus One with Google and LG Optimus Chic will incorporate Android 2.2, also referred to as Froyo. The Optimus should be hitting our shores in July still, with an expected retail price below R3500.
 
Beyond smartphones, LG will be introducing its first tablet device later this year. 
 
Local pricing and release details have not yet been confirmed.

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