A ton of new Android smartphones and Android devices are slowly but surely hitting the FCC and this time it’s an entire boatload getting inspected. LG’s enV Pro, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play and Samsung’s Galaxy Gio all reached the FCC and are getting ready to hit the market in the near future if all goes well there. Now the most exciting new development is represented by the LG enV Pro which was thought as a dead project, yet this latest FCC development proves the contrary.
The LG VS760 is most likely the name under which the LG enV Pro hit FCC and comes with some pretty decent specs. Sometime in January, Cellebrite added support for the LG US760 and the VS761 devices, which rather translates as this being the US Cellular version of the LG enV Pro. The device will be sporting a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a rumored 1 GHz processor and Android 2.2 Froyo. Although a lot of people thought the device to be dead in the water, it seems that it finally made it through and will be heading towards Verizon most likely, yet none of this is fully confirmed for the time being.
The Samsung Galaxy Gio is the second in line to get manhandled by the FCC, a device which was announced a few weeks ago officially, being more of a mid-range device released by Samsung. The known specs for the Galaxy Gio are pointing towards it being a mid range device as it will be coming with a 3.5 inch HVGA TFT-LCD display with a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and an 800 MHz processor. To top it all off the rumored version of the Android OS running on the Samsung Galaxy Gio is none other than the 2.2 Froyo release.
Last but not least, is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play which a lot of you have been awaiting quite a lot as it will be the very first device to support the Sony PlayStation suite, which will be bringing PlayStation games to your Android smartphone. The real news regarding this version of the Xperia Play however is more aimed at the North American user base as it now has 3G band support for the North American services unlike its European sibling.
For the time being the best news regarding all of these devices is for me at least, the probable, yet unconfirmed, launch of the LG enV Pro which was thought off as dead by many and that always brings a small tear to my eye, as every time an Android phone comes back to life, a nerd gets his upgrade.1