News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Let an ISACA® certification
elevate your career.

Register today and save
Personal Tech
24/7/365 Network Uptime
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
LG's Optimus 2X Delivers High-Performance Multimedia

By Mark Long
January 5, 2011 2:07PM

    Bookmark and Share
High-performance video and audio will be offered by LG Electronics' Optimus 2X smartphone, which will have Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2 processor. LG showed the Optimus 2X at the Consumer Electronics Show and said it can be upgraded to Android 2.3. The Nvidia Tegra 2 processor will also be featured in Motorola's Atrix 4G.

Smartphone makers LG Electronics and Motorola are preparing to challenge Apple's iPhone with innovative Android handsets featuring capabilities that exceed anything available in the mobile market today. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, LG showed off the company's forthcoming Optimus 2X smartphone, which breaks new ground as the world's first handset to sport a dual-core processor.

Announced last month, the new handset harnesses the power of Nvidia's advanced Tegra 2 chip to deliver faster, smoother web browsing and game play. "Consumers today want to connect and enjoy a constantly updated range of content and applications," said LG Electronics President Skott Ahn. "We understand this, and that's why 2011's going to be a big year for LG."

Seamless Multitasking

Running at a clock speed of one gigahertz, the Tegra 2 chip is designed to deliver high-performance video and audio playback without guzzling huge amounts of battery power. Moreover, the dual-core processor will give users seamless multitasking between applications, LG said.

"Dual-core technology is the next leap forward in mobile technology," said LG Electronics Mobile Communications CEO Jong-seok Park last month. "So this is no small achievement to be the first to offer a smartphone utilizing this."

In addition to offering 1080p HD video playback and recording, LG's Optimus 2X incorporates high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) technology that mirrors the handset's multimedia content on external displays up to full HD quality. "With unique features such as HDMI mirroring and exceptional graphics performance, the LG Optimus 2X is proof of LG's commitment to high-end smartphones in 2011," Park said.

Though the Optimus 2X being released in Korea this month runs Android 2.2, LG said the new handset will be upgradable to Android 2.3, also known as Gingerbread. LG expects the smartphone to become available in Europe and Asia in the near future, but has yet to say when it will hit the North American market.

Stealing LG's Thunder

The good news for U.S. smartphone users is that the same trendy processor technology offered on the Optimus 2X will soon be available in the United States. AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega and Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha revealed Tuesday that the first 4G smartphone to run on AT&T's network will be Motorola's Atrix 4G.

Motorola's exclusive deal with AT&T fulfills one of the key requirements analysts said the handset maker had to achieve. "What is needed [at Motorola] is more marketing and a few deals with key carriers to make a difference," said Gartner Vice President Carolina Milanesi in an e-mail.

Like the Optimus 2X, Motorola's 4G handset will feature Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor as well as an HD media dock for displaying multimedia content on HDMI-compatible screens. AT&T subscribers equipped with the new 4G smartphone also will be able to use a super-thin laptop dock for which the Atrix 4G will serve as the "engine."

When running in what AT&T and Motorola call "webtop" mode, the laptop dock will enable users to experience connected computing no matter where they are, AT&T said. For example, the Atrix 4G will ship with Adobe Flash Player, together with the full version of Firefox 3.6 as well as the standard WebKit browser. Users also will be able to download and view TV shows live from AT&T's U-verse mobile TV service.

Tell Us What You Think

Name: is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.

 Personal Tech
1.   Wireless Households Growing in U.S.
2.   LinkedIn Replaces Contacts Mobile App
3.   World Cup Online: Streaming Frenzy
4.   Review: Advances in Smartwatches
5.   Apple Expands CarPlay System

Facebook Social Experiment Irks Us
Secretive test was legal, but ethical?
Average Rating:
Review: Huawei's Mate2 Impressive
Many features for a reasonable price.
Average Rating:
Wireless Households Growing in U.S.
Americans dropping landlines in droves.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Charges: Russian Stole Data from U.S. Restaurants, Zoo
A Russian man arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, authorities say.
Another Month, Another IE-Focused Patch Tuesday
Microsoft rolled out 59 vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer in June. But the IE-patching party is not over yet. Redmond published six new security bulletins on Tuesday; two, critical; three, important.
Russian Arrested in Hacking Case Filed in Seattle
The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man who is accused of hacking store computers to steal thousands of credit card numbers, charging him with bank fraud, identity theft and more.

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Another Day, Another Internet of Things Consortium Is Born
In the emerging Internet of Things, zillions of devices will be talking to each other. Samsung, Intel and Dell just formed a consortium to ensure each thing can understand what others are saying.
Gartner Sales Study Sees Tablets Up, PCs Down but Recovering
Are PCs on the comeback trail? That depends on how you define "comeback." While tablet sales remain strong, Gartner's latest study found PC shipments aren't dropping as fast as they did last year.
Review: Warming Up to Tablets with Keyboard Covers
If you've ever thought tablets with keyboard covers were just a poor excuse for a laptop, think again. Nokia's Lumia 2520 comes with an optional keyboard cover that just may change your mind.

NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.