MWC 2011: LG Revolution Android 2.2.2 Smartphone shown with Wireless Charging-Capable Backplate

February 15, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Well, almost everyone out there either knows or has played with the Froyo. How about a new spruced up version of the Google OS for a change?  Android 2.2.2, a new update of the OS, has been showcased as part of LG’s latest MWC 2011 offering, brought to the MWC venue by  Fulton, a company that makes eCoupled intelligent inductive coupling technology.

The LG Revolution smartphone we saw at Barcelona is a Fulton Innovation-aided device with a QI inductive charging-capable rear plate. Remember, a standard preview version was showcased at CES 2011 a month ago.

What surprises us is the fact that the new Android  variant has been incorporated in a phone made by LG! The practice has always been that Android OS updates or bug fixes or whatever come only to Google phones first.

We have seen that happen on the Google Nexus One and the Nexus S built by Samsung earlier. However, this time around, it has happened on a phone built by another maker. With the Android 2.2.2 Froyo variant coming about, we need to expect the bug fixes turning even more effective.

What’s more appealing is the fact that the Android 2.2.2 could mean that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is even closer now for the LG Revolution. Who wouldn’t like a Google upgrade after all?

The Fullton presence on the phone in the meanwhile would mean that you will be able to wirelessly charge your Revolution from now on. An inductive charging station would be needed, though.

We expect the wireless charging-capable backplate to debut on Verizon outlets very soon. The date will not go beyond March, that is for sure. All we need to know is what the price tag would be like. Stay tuned as we bring you more on that.

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