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Is this the Filmmaker’s Android?

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It’s not often we get to excitedly report on anything Android-ish, but that’s about to change. Early this morning, Engadget posted the specs of a forthcoming LG smart phone.  It’s part of LG’s Android Optimus line, and it looks mighty filmmaker friendly.

In addition to a 4″ screen and a dual-core Tegra 2 chip, this puppy sports an eight megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p HD video. Apple’s current offerings top out at 720p. While there’s no doubt that Apple will eventually release a 1080p capable iPhone, it probably won’t be for some time.

Naturally, all this means nada unless some good Android apps hit the market.  We’ll let you know when they do.

Cruise over to Engadget.com for all the details.

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