Android may be gaining another fan, in South Korean carrier LG Telecom. The carrier’s CEO reportedly said that the company is looking to adopt Google’s Android mobile operating system for its 3G wireless data services.
According to a report by Dow Jones Newswires, LG Telekom CEO Jung Il-Jae said: “We’re adopting an open-standard software platform for our 3G data services and Google and other companies have already shown interest.” Il-Jae also reportedly said that the company is willing to talk with foreign carriers and content providers in order to encourage the use of mobile Internet services.
LG Telecom is South Korea’s third-largest mobile carrier by revenue.
The company also announced the launch of its EVDO Rev. A 3G data service. LG said it went with EVDO Rev. A because it was not a “financial burden” compared with rolling out an HSDPA solution.