Jan 10 AT 7:51 PM Taylor Wimberly 4 Comments

LG previews Barbie phone, ready to push Android

We were hoping LG might debut a new Android phone for the United States at CES, but that was not the case. However, a recent report out of Korea reveals that nearly half of their future smartphones will feature Android.

On display at CES was a new world phone the LG Swift (GT540). The specs were nearly non-existent except that is features Android 2.x, a 3.2 inch display, and 3 megapixel camera. The Swift is a GSM phone and likely headed for the UK market. In the video below you can see LG has created a custom UI, but we also learned that this can be toggled on and off.

LG recently announced they are working on a Snapdragon-powered Android phone for South Korea and we expect a similar device for the United States. Look to CTIA in late March for LG to announce their first Android phone for the states. We also heard that LG plans to target all four major U.S. carriers with their new line of smartphones.

Via: MobileTechWorld

Source: The Korea Herald

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  • mernen

    Lock screen aside, it doesn’t seem to be a 2.x phone to me. All the app icons are old-style, and the preferences screen lacks icons.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I think I agree with you know. There was absolutely no information on this phone so we were kind of guessing when we filmed it. It is interesting that they took the new lock screen and backported it, if that’s what happened.

  • http://Website Jackie

    What ever happened with the LG Prada 3? That sounded like an awesome Android phone headed to Sprint. I thought that was going to be Sprint’s big news in Las Vegas. Hopefully news about it will resurface at CTIA.

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  1. Lock screen aside, it doesn’t seem to be a 2.x phone to me. All the app icons are old-style, and the preferences screen lacks icons.

    • I think I agree with you know. There was absolutely no information on this phone so we were kind of guessing when we filmed it. It is interesting that they took the new lock screen and backported it, if that’s what happened.

  2. JackieGuest 5 years ago

    What ever happened with the LG Prada 3? That sounded like an awesome Android phone headed to Sprint. I thought that was going to be Sprint’s big news in Las Vegas. Hopefully news about it will resurface at CTIA.

  3. MWC: Hands on LG Swift GT540 Android phone – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] LG had a quiet Mobile World Congress (as expected) while they gear up for a major announcement at CTIA. However, they still participated at MWC and were showing off the GT540 that we spotted at CES. [...]