Verizon Could Be Getting an Android-Based Smartphone from LG

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Information from Verizon Wireless indicates that it’s going to offer the LG VS740, but little is known about the device except that it will run the Android OS. Still, it might be a version of LG’s first high-end smartphone with Google’s OS.

An entry for the LG VS740 recently appeared in Verizon’s product database, along with a mention that it is a Google device, presumably indicating that it will use the company’s operating system.

This isn’t the first time the LG VS740 created a stir; the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a phone with that name early last month. The FCC’s website doesn’t reveal much about the upcoming model, other than it will use the CDMA standard (as Verizon does) and include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 

Verizon’s online database does not offer a release date or pricing information.

Is It the LG Aloha?
According to a recently unconfirmed report, LG is building its first high-end smartphone based on the Android OS. It’s possible the model in Verizon’s internal product listing is this device, but there’s no strong evidence to support that idea.

The LG Aloha will have the designation LG-C710, which is not very close to Verizon’s LG VS740.

The Aloha is allegedly going to have a WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) screen and a keyboard though a full physical description hasn’t been revealed.

The LG model’s hardware remains unknown, but there are some details about its software. As a smartphone running the Android OS, it’s going to include communication, Internet, entertainment and productivity applications, many of which can sync with Google’s online services for email, navigation, calendar, among other functions.

Source: Phone Arena





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