As manufacturers cram an ever-growing array of multimedia goodness (music, mobile TV, and so on) into their consumer lineup, processor requirements grow significantly, spurring the gap between featureful dumbphones and true smartphones to grow ever closer. Sensing this, LG's ready to throw in the towel on trying to keep the hardware differentiated and is calling in TI to provide OMAP chipsets, commonly associated with smartphones, to power their latest generation of plain ol' handsets. While the switch probably doesn't mean much for the user experience, UI lag hangs like a black cloud over a wide variety of modern dumbphones -- we have our fingers crossed that moving to a more powerful platform will make it a thing of the past.

[Via The Wireless Report]

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LG taps TI to bring smartphone power to dumbphones