Electronics maker LG recently made its way into the record books for offering the first dual-core processor smartphone to the general public.

The device that earned LG the recognition for Guinness World Records was none other than the uber-speedy Optimus 2X, which was first released in LG's home country South Korea on January 25 this year.

The smartphone is the first to feature the Tegra 2 chip system from Nvidia, which includes two 1-gigahertz Cortex-A9 processors and eight GeForce graphics cards. Based on Google's Android 2.2 OS, or Froyo, the 4-inch smartphone also boasts a dual-camera system, HD video capture and playback, an HDMI port and the capability to mirror the phone's screen on an HDTV.

The Optimus 2X can be further enhanced by pairing it with any number of mobile phone accessories, including a Jawbone Bluetooth earpiece and a car charger.

LG has released a number of mobile devices based on Android, which is quickly becoming the top mobile operating system in the United States. According to a recent Canalys report, Android captured 35 percent of the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2011.