Jan 06 AT 7:05 PM Sean Riley 26 Comments

LG enters the 4G arena with the Revolution – Update: Hands-on video

Among the smorgasbord of new 4G releases for Verizon comes LG’s first foray into 4G LTE with the LG Revolution.

The Revolution is another member of the 4.3-inch screen (800 x 480) club on Verizon, although it failed to get the coveted “Droid” designation shared by the Droid X and the newly announced Droid Bionic. Hopefully you haven’t gotten tired of the Tegra 2 processor yet, as the Revolution also features NVIDIA’s now rapidly proliferating chipset.

The Revolution offers a 1.3 MP front-facing camera for your video chatting needs and a rear-facing 5 MP camera with flash. A variety of connectivity options includes a Mobile Hotspot for up to 8 Wi-Fi devices, DLNA, HDMI, and DivX.

Unfortunately, the Revolution is going to be launching with Android 2.2.1 and there is no word as to when an update may be coming. As we saw it today, the LG featured an extremely light skin, but they were unsure as to whether the final build would have a more thorough overlay.

We’ll be posting some hands-on video with the Revolution later, so if you have any specific questions give a shout.

Update: As promised here is a brief hands-on video.

Update 2: We did receive confirmation from LG that the Revolution is running on the brand new 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor, not dual-core.

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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