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LG planning 20 new Android mobiles in 2010

LG planning 20 new Android mobiles in 2010

LG is preparing to unleash 20 Android smartphones in the next six months, as it looks to get on the Google OS gravy train currently being driven by HTC.

News of the company's plans comes just days after Motorola also confirmed plans to bring 20 handset running on the in-vogue operating system to market in the near future.

As with its US rival, not all of the forthcoming LG Android phones will launch internationally, with some seeing exclusive domestic launches and others being targeted at just one or two markets.

Observers have pointed out that LG's allegiance to Microsoft's mobile operating system is clearly waning, although the firm is planning to launch smartphones based on the new Windows Phone 7 platform later in the year. By choosing Google Android as its primary platform, it is making a clear statement.

"LG should turn itself into a fast mover, rather than remaining as a fast follower, with more advanced technologies instead of just focusing on marketing and organisational changes,'' said analyst Chun Seung-Hoon.

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