LG has its fingers firmly entrenched in the Android pie, but that doesn’t mean the company is going to ignore other options. LG India’s Managing Director Kwon Soon let people in on a secret that the company is working on a Windows Phone 8 device.
“At home (South Korea), we are actually working on our Windows Phone 8 OS powered smartphone,” Kwon told Light Reading India and added that the device is in the R&D stage currently. Kwon did not reveal when exactly we may see this device in stores and added that LG is assessing the market opportunity attached to Windows Phone devices.
LG has Windows Phone 8 in sight
He was also quick to point out though that Android is still LG’s bigger focus. After all, LG has had some success in the market in the past year thanks to their partnership with Google on the Nexus 4 smartphone. Considering that sales of the device have not peaked in India, where it has only recently hit stores, it's safe to say that LG can expect more fortunes from the Nexus 4. “Android is the major platform globally, given its acceptance and penetration. Although, we believe that Windows will pick up going ahead, as Microsoft is pumping efforts into it,” Kwon added.
LG launched the Optimus G Pro in India earlier this week and it will be the company’s new top-of-the-line smartphone in the country, taking the place of the Optimus G. With its massive 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and a quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC, it is expected to take on the next-gen Galaxy Note.
Publish date: July 6, 2013 2:45 pm| Modified date: January 7, 2014 11:54 am