LG announces global availability of Optimus Vu, gets an upgrade to Tegra 3

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Remember LG’s Optimus Vu? Well, the Korean electronics firm has just sent word that its unique, 4:3 aspect ratio smartphone will be hitting global markets soon, and will be getting an upgrade of sorts when it hits the ground in select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September. The global version of the Optimus Vu still gets a 5-inch screen but its processor has been upgraded from a paltry 1.5GHz dual-core deal to a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. It’ll have Android 4.0 right out of the tin, and sport 32GB of storage space, along with an 8-megapixel camera.