lg-ophone-gw880-8The LG GW880 smartphone is due for release on China Mobile very soon, and is packing the OPhone OS. China Mobile’s OPhone OS offers the company’s mobile software store, called Mobile Market, and is based on Android, but looks fairly similar to the iPhone’s operating system.

The good news for developers is that the software development kit for the OPhone is also compatible with the Android SDK and furthermore, applications developed for Android will work just fine on the OPhone platform with the same API.

Looking at the technical side of things, the LG GW880 will support China’s 3G network, along with EDGE. It also packs in 3.5-inch touchscreen with a WVGA resolution. Other specifications include 512 MB ROM/256MB RAM, GPS, Bluetooth, and a 5 megapixel camera. Photos are after the jump via Slashphone and originally from sina. Some are old but there are a few newer ones in there, too. Enjoy!

James Tromans
Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.