LG Revolution caught running Android 2.2.2, will have an optional inductive charging backplate
Fulton is a company that promotes eCoupled – a “groundbreaking intelligent inductive coupling technology.”
Leveraging on the QI standard, eCoupled lets you wirelessly charge a wide range of devices – of course, you also need to have an inductive charging station for that.
The Revolution that Fulton Innovation showcased had a QI inductive charging-capable back, which made it a bit thicker than the standard version previewed at CES 2011 (although not by much). The wireless charging-capable backplate should be available shortly after the Revolution hits Verizon’s shelves – probably in March. There’s no word on the price of the accessory yet.
The folks from Fulton Innovation were kind enough to let us play a bit with their LG Revolution. Surprisingly, we’ve discovered that the smartphone was running Android 2.2.2.
What do we know about Android 2.2.2? Well, it’s a new build of Froyo that was recently pushed to Nexus One users in order to fix several bugs – so it isn’t an important update. But a newer version of Android is always better than an old one, right? And it’s one step closer to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which will make it to the Revolution eventually.