LG Revolution caught running Android 2.2.2, will have an optional inductive charging backplate

LG isn’t the only company that brought Verizon’s LG Revolution to MWC 2011 in Barcelona. Fulton Innovation also did.

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.

Author: Florin

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