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The Optimus is Not LG’s First Venture With Google’s Mobile Operating System

LG’s latest addition to their mobile phone collection is the app-heavy LG Optimus. The phone utilizes a 3.2 inch TFT resistive touch screen and runs on the Android 1.6 operating system. LG has equipped the device with a digital camera, multimedia player, and an FM radio tuner; the phone is integrated with several social networks and boasts a full web browser Web Posting Pro. The Optimus looks very handsome and very sleek.

The slimline casing has been made from high-quality plastic, light and durable, and has been given a metallic finish to add to the modern design. There are two curves carved into the bodywork of the phone; they aren’t there just for looks though, as you will find when you flip the phone into landscape mode; from here, the curves are very accommodating for the shape of the human hand, they are there for comfort while you are messaging.

The Optimus is Not LG's First Venture With Google's Mobile Operating System 1

LG has used an updated version of their S-Class user interface to paint the Android platform in a colorful, user-friendly overlay. The interface boasts several features, and thanks to the Android core, the Optimus is packed full of additional SNS incorporation and Google support applications. The basic layout of the phone’s software is pretty simple; you can have up to seven home pages to work from if you select the Android experience, and if you choose the LG optimized home screen, you will have the opportunity to customize which widgets you can access directly from a special bar at the bottom of the screen.

You will notice that the app heavy interface as dedicated social network support with Bebo, Twitter, and Facebook all compatible with the phone’s system. The Optimus is a pleasure to use in landscape mode; the added comfort supplied by the curved ends of the phone complements basic thumb-typing on the huge on-screen QWERTY keyboard. The screen is responsive enough to recognize quick taps, and the on-screen buttons will be sized for even the fattest of digits, and with support for SMS, MMS, social networking, and e-mail, you will have plenty of cause to use them.

The mobile web surfing experience was adequate considering the handset price; LG has supplied Optimus users with a consistent Wi-Fi connection; it delivers reliable web surfing support, loading times are minimal, and download speeds are quite fast for such an affordable phone. The 3.2-inch HVGA display is ideal for web surfers; when you flip the phone horizontally using accelerometer technology, you will find the general experience quite pleasant.

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The 3MP camera comes well equipped with autofocus, face detection, and smile detection features that add an extra dimension to the overall performance, image quality is quite alright, and videos are filmed in VGA at 17fps. As expected, the Optimus comes complete with a video player that will playback DivX and Xvid formats. The music player is basically the same as seen on previous LG phones and supports FM radio. The phone’s memory can be expanded thanks to the MicroSD slot and a 3.5mm audio jack that is compatible with almost any headphones.
The Optimus is not LG’s first venture with Google’s mobile operating system; the InTouch Max was another of their Android phones, and LG is becoming quite accustomed to the ways of Android. The lively interface provides an easy platform to work from and t. Thed Market also backs the device, so if you want to add to the already application-rich interface, you can access the online store for the content you need.

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