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Leading manufacturers unite against Google
Worried about the ever-growing popularity of Google's Android platform, four of the leading manufacturers have united in order to stand a chance against the global threat. Apple, Palm, RIM and LG have announced that together they will work on a new revolutionary operating system, as well as on an extensive lineup of smartphones that will utilize it.

Of course, these upcoming devices will take advantage of the best qualities that can be found in the companies' present models. According to APRL's (that's how the alliance is called) press-release, we can expect smartphones with a simple and clean design, SurePress touchscreen with an aspect ratio of 51:9 (that's LG's part) and a magnificent hardware QWERTY keyboard. The software will not support multitasking, but will benefit from an enormous app storefront and outstanding business capabilities. The first phone to run the new OS will appear sometime in Q1 2011 (probably on Feb 30).

source: APRL

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1346; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


APRIL FOOLS already uggg

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 01:47

2. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Is this really official news?

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 07:20

11. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


It's April's Fools...

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 14:18

19. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Yeah I realize that now. It was still 11:48pm when I first read it, so I wasn't even thinking about April fools.

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 01:48

3. qbanpete (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


APRL's lol...nice

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 07:20

10. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Haha, I saw that too.

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 01:49

4. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


I know this one is fake! Hell would freeze over before Apple unites with anyone. Fanboys and non-fanboys alike can agree on that.

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 02:25

5. saneok (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)


that's hilarious lol

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 02:50

6. warhed (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Mar 2010)


Am glad they are doing that! Its about time they did something! Lol too early for this stuff...

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 03:42

7. boriqua2000 (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


HAHAHAHA!!! this one is even better than the EVO4G coming out on APRiL 16th.

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 04:37

8. surethom (Posts: 227; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


April Fool, But Why would LG be in such a group, they dont have there own proper software like the others.

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 06:44

9. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


They probably couldn't think of anyone else :P But Nokia or Samsung would've been better since they're larger than LG.

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 07:50

12. liquidmonkey (unregistered)


the screen ratio of 51:9 should have raised a few eyebrows ;)

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 08:22

13. kjh267 (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


hahahaha yea "thats lg's part"

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 09:21

14. Kblakeshot (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Jan 2010)


I like the way they took a shot at Apple... "The software will not support multitasking" Haha... but so true

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 10:56

15. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


The device will be called the APRL 1....eh, too easy

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 11:39

16. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


they had me. . good one

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 11:39

17. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


empty

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 11:40

18. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


empty

posted on 01 Apr 2010, 21:54

20. underwood2012 (Posts: 49; Member since: 12 Sep 2009)


Anybody else catch the "February 30" part? Haha. If that didn't give it away, the source definitely should have!

posted on 02 Apr 2010, 01:15

21. networkdood (Posts: 6252; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Starnge, I can be on the phone and pull up other apps, while on the phone call - yeah, it can not multi-task.....lol

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