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LG to launch Android phones with VMware virtualization on Verizon 'in the coming months'

LG to launch Android phones with VMware virtualization on Verizon 'in the coming months'

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We've known LG and VMware have been working on phones with virtual Android instances since February, but now Verizon and Telefonica wil be launching a phone with the tech "in the coming months."

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LG's here at CES 2012 showing off VMware virtual Android machines running on a Verizon Revolution — you can have a "personal" phone that you manage yourself, and then hit a button and click over to a totally sandboxed "work" phone that's managed by your employer. We've known LG and VMware have been working on this since February, but the big news today is that Verizon and Telefonica wil be launching a phone with the tech "in the coming months." No one's getting more specific than that, and we're told it'll be on new LG devices only — the Revolution you see here is just a proof of concept. Still, it's interesting, and should make that whole work phone / personal phone split a little easier to manage.