LG Optimus U1, Their First Android Device Packed With Ice Cream Sandwich
The folks over at GSMArena have received an image (from an anonymous source) which looks to be LG’s first smartphone to incorporate the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. There is no official word on this device and the only true evidence of this image’s existence is a commonality is between the devices name (U1) and the LG’s recently changed South Korean telecommunications division, now called U+. LG and Samsung alike have both been known to release exclusive devices in the Korean market that doesn’t see the light of day in other regions, hopefully this isn’t the case with this device. The device has been said to launch in 2012 but we will update with any relevant updates on this one. It’s no secret we will be expecting more ICS featured devices to be rearing their heads in a similar fashion by other manufacturers going forward, most likely with a mid Q1 release. The device looks very thin similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S II, however the devil is in the details, and it looks like this device is equipped with capacitive buttons as well as a home button. In recent eventswe’ve heard that these capacitive buttons are not necessary in the new Android ICS as there are on-screen ones to replace them and thereby increasing screen revenue. Again with any rumor we always advise to take these things with a grain of salt, as this may just as easily be a concept device that will never actualize.