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Re: LG Bets on Android Despite Windows Mobile Deal

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____/ nessuno on Thursday 14 Jan 2010 16:47 : \____

> <Quote>
> In the absence of a new version of Windows Mobile, LG said it plans to
> use Android on more than half its smartphones, despite a recent pledge
> to use primarily Microsoft's mobile operating system.
> On Wednesday, LG said that at least 10 of the 20 smartphones it plans
> to introduce this year will be based on Android. The rest will run
> Windows Mobile and Linux. In a statement, LG said its hopes are
> particularly high for Android phones.
> LG said just under a year ago that it would make Windows Mobile its
> primary -- although not exclusive -- phone software platform over the
> next four years. It also said it planned to launch 50 Windows Mobile
> phones during that period, including 25 in 2012.
> But Microsoft has been slow to make Windows Mobile more competitive in
> a new smartphone landscape first defined by the iPhone. Since LG
> announced its agreement with Microsoft, Android has gained momentum
> while Windows Mobile has stagnated and lost market share. Microsoft is
> expected to release Windows Mobile 7 sometime this year.
> </Quote>
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/186863/lg_bets_on_android_despite_windows_mobile_deal.html

LG pays Microsoft for Linux (their patent racket), so anyone looking for an
Android phone ought to avoid LG altogether.

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