Everyone is coming with Verizon LTE Androids for CES

December 23, 2010: 10:30 AM ET

It looks like Verizon will have a full lineup of LTE Android devices ready for 2011.

Samsung 4G LTE device via Gizmodo

Samsung is the latest device manufacturer to leak their Verizon (VZ) LTE hand before CES.  The upcoming Galaxy S-ish Android phone appears to be running the Froyo (no Gingerbread?!) version of the Google (GOOG) Android OS and  also has a front facing camera (a first for Verizon).

Most importantly, you'll notice the 4G denotation at the top, meaning that this phone will jump on Verizon's uber-fast 4G network.

Gizmodo's tipster also mentioned that it will not have Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing Search and Maps grafted onto it like Samsung's previous Verizon efforts.

Samsung is just the latest leak in the run-up to CES for Verizon and its new 4G LTE network.  Motorola (MOT) has been teasing us with ads for its new Android tablet (rumored to be part of the Xoom line).  That is due for release in March along with Android 3.0 Gingerbread.

Motorola is also expected to announce its Olympus Nvidia Tegra 2 -powered Android phones at CES.

Speaking of Nvidia Tegra 2, LG, the first to announce their Tegra 2 phone will be announcing at CES and releasing in February in Europe.

Last, but certainly not least, HTC is hinting like crazy that it will have a EVO-like 4.3 inch LTE phone ready for Verizon's network.  In fact, HTC says they will be first (again) with 4G so expect a phone announcement at CES and release shortly thereafter.  From the leaks of the device (below), it appears that it will be called the HTC Incredible HD.

So, expect an announcement on January 6th of phones from just about every maker on Verizon's new 4G network.

Oh, Verizon may also announce an Apple (AAPL) iPhone.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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