Report/Rumor: LG, Not HTC Was Google’s First Choice For Android.

  • August 18, 2011 9:37 am


In a rather interesting twist, a new report (subscription required) by the WSJ claims it was LG, not HTC, that was Google’s initial choice for the first Android device. The reasoning for LG’s decision to reportedly back out of the deal mid-way through the run to the G1′s late 2008 launch isn’t given. Though some speculate it was LG’s own plans (at the time) with very similar devices such as the Viewty.

As we’ve seen over the last few years, HTC’s decision to pick up the slack has left them in a much better position. With that said, it makes us think how different the Android scene could have turned out had LG been the first to release Android devices, and how it would have shaped the Android market overall. Brain food…


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Source: WSJ
Via: Slashgear



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