In a move that greatly dismays Microsoft, LG has announced that of the 20 phones it plans to introduce in 2010, a majority of them will be powered by Android, with only a few running Windows Mobile. In September, when LG launched its first Android phone, the Eve (Canadian exclusive), the company stated that it would release at least “13 new smartphones over the next 16 months that utilize Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.”
The GT540 will be LG’s second Android phone and is targeted at the lower end.
LG altered its plans and showed off a few Android phones at CES last week. This decision hurts Microsoft, as other companies like Samsung and Sony also begin manufacturing more Android products. LG is increasing its smartphone line-up and wishes to sell 10 million units of its most hopeful model in 2010.
Could other big players like HTC be next to join the mass Windows Mobile exodus towards Android?