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LG ''Star'' Phone Has Dual-Core Tegra 2

LG plans on launching a smartphone packed with Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2 and an 8MP camera by early next year. It will reportedly be the first dual-core Android handset to be released in the smartphone sector.

Currently codenamed as "Star," the LG device will use a (nearly) untouched version of the Google OS, however it's currently unknown which build will be used. It will also reportedly feature 1080p video recording, an additional front-facing camera, a microSD expansion slot, microUSB connectivity and more.

Based on new images, the LG phone will measure slightly shorter than two sticks of lip balm and look somewhat identical to Apple's iPhone from the front. On the back, both LG and Google have seared their brands into the device however it's a wonder why Google doesn't stick with the iconic Android as an identifiable platform symbol (like Apple using an apple).

Unfortunately, no other details pertaining to the LG Star were provided. We expect to hear more about this phone before the year's end.

  • someguynamedmatt
    Do want. 'Nuff said.
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  • phatboe
    No info on what carrier?
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  • NapoleonDK
    I seriously can 't wait. Granted, there is no way I'd buy a first-gen Tegra 2 phone, I'll wait till Q2. But really and truly, I cannot wait.

    Also, I am surprised as well that Google has not taken to using the Android symbol in the same fashion as Apple's apple.
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  • lejay
    NapoleonDKI seriously can 't wait.

    NapoleonDK I'll wait till Q2.

    NapoleonDK But really and truly, I cannot wait.
    WTF?
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  • house70
    More specs and launch date, please.
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  • Verrin
    I would like to see more powerful phones that offer both touch screen and QWERTY capabilities. So, while intriguing, I'm also a bit wary.
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  • blueer03
    Why was this not the Nexus 2/s/whatever? Like the Nexus One introduced the 1ghz processor, this could introduce dual-core to the Android world. It would be something that would still be relevant (hardware-wise) in a year.
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  • lejay
    blueer03Why was this not the Nexus 2/s/whatever? Like the Nexus One introduced the 1ghz processor, this could introduce dual-core to the Android world. It would be something that would still be relevant (hardware-wise) in a year.There's a lot of rumour about the nexus s being canceled at the last minute and getting samsungs orion instead, which is also a dual core cortex a9 like tegra 2.
    So you may be getting your wishes.
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  • lejay
    Not canceled, sorry, postponed.
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  • Parsian
    finally some Tegra 2 phones :P Microsoft should jump in and start gaining ground by promoting its version of "PSP phone" via XBOX Live

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