Aug 20 AT 12:02 AM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

LG enV Touch 2 will be Android-powered, arrive this year

The followup to LG’s popular messaging phone the enV Touch (pictured above) will make the jump to Android, according to a source close to the situation. Our friends at Engadget are reporting the LG enV Touch 2 will feature a unique clam-shell design similar to the original with dual-touchscreens (a small one on the outside, and a larger one on the inside when you flip it open).

Current test versions of the phone are running Android 2.1, but it will be upgraded to 2.2 by the time Verizon launches it this holiday season. The enV Touch 2 is also said to be a dual-mode global device, like we have heard other future Verizon smartphones.

We just reported LG has chosen the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor for their high-end phones, so there is always the chance we could see the dual-core CPU in the enV Touch 2. Verizon has traditionally marketed the enV brand as a featurephone, but the move to Android could suggest a high-end device is in store.

Source: Engadget

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