Verizon Prepping Four Cutting-Edge Android OS Smartphones for Release in May

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A roadmap of Verizon Wireless’ plans for May has leaked out, and this shows that the carrier is going to introduce no less than four high-end smartphones that month. This includes the 4G-enabled Motorola Droid Bionic and LG Revolution.

Motorola Droid Bionic from VerizonVerizon’s plans for April have already come to light, and the following month will be just as busy. If the leaked roadmap is accurate, this company intends to release eight smartphones in two months.

This move isn’t surprising: Spring is typically a busy time for phone sales, with many device given to new graduates, or as gifts for Mothers or Fathers Day. Carriers respond by putting new models on their shelves.

All of Verizon’s new models expected in May will be high-end smartphones running Android OS, a sign that despite the recent launch of the Apple iPhone, this carrier still has a strong commitment to Google’s operating system.

Two 4G Models
Verizon supposedly intends to release two smartphones that month that will support its 4G LTE network: the Motorola Droid Bionic and the LG Revolution

The Motorola model was pre-announced back in January, at the CES tradeshow, so its specifications are fully established. It is going to run Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) on a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. This device will sport a 4.3-inch screen with a qHD (960 x 540) resolution. 

The LG Revolution won’t be as cutting-edge — it’s also going to have a 4.3-inch display, but this will have a lower resolution: WVGA (800 x 480) and it will have Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) running on a single-core 1GHz processor.

Both of these models were unveiled at the CES tradeshow in early January.

Samsung Galaxy S II with Google Android OS 3.0Two Sequels
According to the roadmap of upcoming Verizon models, the carrier intends to use the month of May to introduce two smartphones that will be replacements for current ones.

The Motorola Droid X 2 will supposedly be a simple “speed bump” upgrade, with a 1.2GHz processor instead of its predecessor’s 1GHz chip. Its screen will allegedly remain the same: 4.3-inches and WVGA.

The Samsung Galaxy S II will be a replacement for the Samsung Fascinate. This makes more sense if one keeps in mind that the Fascinate was a re-named version of the original Galaxy S. The updated model was unveiled this winter, and will sport a 4.3-inch qHD WVGA Touchscreen and run Android OS 2.3 on a 1GHz dual-core processor. 

Exactly when in May Verizon plans to launch any of these models is not yet known, nor are their prices.




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