Back then, I blogged about how good the LG Optimus One is. Really … Android did them a favor because it resulted in a cool smartphone that rivals that of the iPhone. There is soft-touch coating all around the phone, interrupted only by the four nice, clickable Android buttons below the 3.2″ screen, the 3 megapixel camera on the back and the chrome-like bezel.

LG’s additions to the software actually make this phone more attractive with the big additions coming with a launcher, some nice widgets and added DivX VOD support to the operating system as well as subtle touches to the user interface of the dialer and contacts. There is no Adobe Flash support in the browser, and ThinkFree Office is included.

But the core of how good the LG Optimus One is, is how it works seamlessly with Android’s applications like Goggles to identify photos like landmarks, books, structures and many more. Look. To see is to believe right? Check out the video below detailing what things to expect when one owns an LG Optimus One.

LG pulled the covers off their Android-powered Optimus 2X smartphone, revealing the first handset to pack a Tegra 2 chipset—featuring a 1 GHz dual-core processor—under its hood.

The added processing power apparently allows the Optimus 2X to playback 1080p video with no lag on its 4-inch, 800×480 screen, and can supply visuals to larger displays thanks to HDMI mirroring.

And you can even use the HDMI connection to play Android games on a larger screen, still using the phone as a controller. Toss in 8 gigabytes of internal storage, along with front and rear cams (8 megapixels and 1.3 megapixels, respectively), and you have yourself a seemingly solid handset.

The Optimus 2X, slated for a 2011 release in Asia and Europe, will ship with Android 2.2 (Froyo), but of course, a 2.3 (Gingerbread) update will follow. There’s been no announcement about a U.S. release yet. Specs below:
Key specifications:

  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording
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