Leading manufacturers unite against Google

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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21 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

APRIL FOOLS already uggg

2. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Is this really official news?

11. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

It's April's Fools...

19. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

3. qbanpete

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

APRL's lol...nice

10. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Haha, I saw that too.

4. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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.

5. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

that's hilarious lol

6. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

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

7. boriqua2000

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

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

8. surethom

Posts: 1618; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

9. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

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

12. liquidmonkey unregistered

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

13. kjh267

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

hahahaha yea "thats lg's part"

14. Kblakeshot

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 05, 2010

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

15. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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

16. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

they had me. . good one

17. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

empty

18. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

empty

20. underwood2012

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

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

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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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