LG was one of the first to take on iPhone with the LG Voyager Smartphone. The Voyager Phone was the first to be called a iPhone Killer. The company has many other phones that become popular, like the LG Dare Phone. The Dare was a great alternative to the iPhone for a couple years along with the enV Touch.
LG was again a first when adopting Android at the very beginning. Users would never know it, but the company was on the initial list of the Android Open Source Project.
LG seams to have been a little late launching the LG Android Phone line, but we are sure it was to deliver the best Android Phone possible. The company is known for building long lasting easy to use products. This is a extension of there development in other technology like cell phone touch screens and Televisions.