LG today officially launches the Optimus 2X, the very first dual-core Android smartphone on the market. The 2X, so named for its NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual processors, looks to be an incredibly fast phone. Possibly the best yet for games, not only for the fast processing but also for the fact that you can connect it directly to an HDTV via an HDMI cable to play back video on your TV. You can also play Angry Birds (ok, I suppose there are other games out there, too!) on your phone and have it simultaneously on your HDTV screen, making the game larger than life. For driving games you can use the phone to control it but still see the game on your TV, making it even easier to see.
The large screen on the Optimus 2X is also easy to see and easy to read. It has a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chatting, and a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera. The colors on the camera aren’t nearly as snappy as they could be, and to kill noise from the huge resolution on a tiny sensor, the noise reduction built-in can take away some of the clarity.
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