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Motorola, LG aim high with Android in 2010

Both Motorola and LG have made loft claims about their intentions to challenge the smartphone hierarchy with Android-powered handsets in 2010, including a phone with a 2GHz processor.

Hot on the heels of Apple's iPhone 4 announcement, LG has announced it will launch 20 new Android handsets by year's end and Motorola's CEO claims his company will have a 2GHz processor in an Android-powered smartphone within the same time frame.

The Motorola Milestone and LG Ally are both unavailable in Australia. (Credit: Motorola/LG/CBSi)

According to Conceivably Tech, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha revealed this plan during a speech at the Executives Club of Chicago, a forum known for having company CEOs allude to upcoming innovations during presentations. Though Jha didn't elaborate further, an unnamed Moto spokesperson tells the blog that the upcoming Motorola powerhouse will also include a dedicated Nvidia graphics processor and a gyroscope to improve gaming, Abode Flash and a high resolution camera.

LG has been flirting with Google's platform for over a year now, so far releasing five Android smartphones into various markets around the world. The claim to be working on 20 individual Android handsets shows a renewed commitment to Android and shows the Korean company's increased faith in the commercial possibilities of the platform. Both Motorola and LG have struggled to remain competitive in the race to develop smartphones rather than feature phones and we should see soon if backing Android pays dividends.

To date both Motorola and LG have chosen not to launch the highest profile Android phones in both company's ranges, the Motorola Milestone (or Droid in the US) and the LG Ally.