LG Electronics says it's set itself a goal of selling 140 million mobile phones this year, 20% more than in 2009. It also says it's going to push into the smartphone market and wants to become one of the world's top two mobile device manufacturers by 2012.
This year, LG says it'll reveal around 20 smartphones with at least half of them using the Android operating system. "Hopes are especially high for Android phones, which, with their user-friendly and open-access OS, are expected to make up more than half of all LG’s new smartphone releases", the company said. This seems at odds with LG's year-old partnership with Microsoft, when a joint statement in 2009 promised "LG will make Windows its primary operating system for its smartphones".
Dr Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics, said "We are facing another revolutionary change in the mobile industry thanks to the rapid growth of smartphones and demand for more content and better services. We will continue to make breakthroughs in 2010 as we strive to maintain our trendsetter status and become one of the global top two by 2012."