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LG: No Windows Phone 8 hardware is coming from us

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LG: No Windows Phone 8 hardware is coming from us
Korean handset manufacturer LG worked closely with Microsoft when Windows Phone was being developed, and the LG Quantum was one of the first wave of Windows Phone models. But in October of 2011, the device was discontinued. For those who had been hoping to see a new Windows Phone 8 model developed by LG, better start wishing for something that you might see happen in your lifetime. LG told CNET that while it remains open to producing a smartphone powered by Microsoft's mobile OS, the company doesn't see demand for such a phone. "We want to give customers what they ask for," said a representative from LG. The comments refute a Korea Times story published last month that quoted an LG executive as saying that LG was working on some Windows Phone 8 models in 2013.

The Windows Phone powered LG Quantum

The Windows Phone powered LG Quantum

Not only might LG be turned off by what it sees as weak demand for Windows Phone 8 models, it also could feel that Microsoft's relationship with Nokia is a bit too close for LG to develop a relationship with the crew at Redmond. And that is saying nothing about the Apple-Android combination which makes any other OS difficult to sell. Besides going where the money is, LG also has to consider how much of its resources it would want to tie-up on a Windows Phone 8 project. For now, LG, Android is receiving all of LG's attention and focus.

LG's representative at least had the sense not to burn all bridges. "When there's a significant market for it, we will be on board," he said.

source: CNET

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posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:57 3

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Meanwhile Huawei ZTE and Lenovo, struggling to position themselves on windows without neglecting android :)

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:05 8

6. Laura90 (banned) (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


No one has a chance of profit with Windows Phone because Nokia exists there.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:00 6

2. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


LG is slowly dying it seems. I remember the days when everyone had an LG it seemed. Now I almost never see anyone buy one. Samsung rose, LG slid. As for Windows Phone 8 demand, we've started selling quite a bit as of late. Its a great option for many users. On the other hand the LG Quantum really didn't seem to sell.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:04 8

5. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Oh so if they make windows phones they will start living... crap talk dude... LG optimus G line are great Android phones...
FYI: If any top OEM is dying its Nokia...

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:09 6

8. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


How you dare comparing a crappy company with a giant one like Nokia?.

Thanks Google you gave Nexus 4 to LG

Otherwise, LG is dead now

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:40 3

13. jroc74 (Posts: 4844; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Crappy company? They do make HDTV's too. And they make screens some manufactures use. And Blu Ray players, and...etc. And my first apt AC unit was by LG.

We must remember...mobile phones is not the only thing some of these companies do.

And lets not forget the LG Prada....that doesnt get the credit it deserves for todays's smartphones. Not saying Nokia isnt a good company....but what else do they do besides mobile phones?

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:10 8

9. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Optimus G is a great phone, no arguments here but the U.S. consumer doesn't find it appealing. As for Nokia they will soon be back on the rise. Nokia is innovative like Samsung, LG on the other hand is low on tricks. Wait for the Lumia model with a 41MP camera on Verizon this year ;)

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:49 1

19. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Nokia's long list of innovations
1. Pureview camera with ZEISS optics.
2. The end....
Samsung and apple are in a different league.
Am waiting for Galaxy S4, iphone 5s/6, LG optimus G Pro, LG optimus G2. I need a smart phone with a good camera(8-13mp is more than enough). I don't need a dumb phone with 41mp sensor...

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:57 1

20. FoneAddict (Posts: 206; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


If LG is dying then Nokia is DEAD. They have been DEAD the day they recruited that Microsoft Mole E-Flop.

RIP Nokia.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:02 8

3. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I forgot to mention, we sell probably 5 Windows Phone 8 models for every one LG Android device lol ^_^

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:04 7

4. Laura90 (banned) (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


LG!,
How cares about you?
You are almost died

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:08

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6512; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Well it looks like its over for WINDOWS any way they only have HTC AND NOKIA & Samsung.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:12 3

10. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Lol @ your statement. Samsung's popularity alone could fuel Windows Phone if they wanted it to. Samsung, Nokia &HTC are power players.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:13

11. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Please phone arena why are you writing about LG crap all the time!?? You are so biased! Sammy is the best and largest phone company. News about Sammy GS4 anyone???

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:40 1

12. tmcr7 (Posts: 157; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


US is not the only market for smartphones although it's a big customer base, you don't need to sell well there to be successful.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:54 1

14. jroc74 (Posts: 4844; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Hmmmm...

I remember me and a person on here (probably a WP or Nokia fanboy) had a lil debate about OEM's jumping ship from Android because they said they were gonna do WP8. First he stated a flat out lie. Most do both Android and WP. As far as I know...only Motorola and Nokia does one and not the other.

Second...as far as I know....no company has ever been rumored to not do Android anymore. So far this is 2 in the last 6 months saying they were not doing WP8. There was even an article about HP probably doing an Android tablet...former WebOS OEM.

Not saying it means anything...just pointing out the rumors.... Stay tuned for another article about this being a misquote later this week...lol.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 00:04

15. jroc74 (Posts: 4844; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Just read about the Nook. So far thats the only company doing Android that is rumored to not do it anymore. I stand corrected.

I never handled a Nook, but have a Kindle and Kindle HD. The Kindle must be a better device..or more popular.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:35 1

18. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


talking about WebOS. LG has acquire WebOS from HP. Go to engadget they have an article about it. I cant post links and phonearena hasnt posted anything about it yet even though i tip them already.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 00:11 1

16. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


if it would be as crappy as the optimus 7, then i can just reinforce LG: we have no demand for it!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:26

17. jsdechavez (Posts: 706; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


LG doesn't sell well anyway..

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:59

21. iBananaScoop (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 May 2012)


well they made the nexus 4, why jump to Microsoft (and Nokia?) when you have Google on your side?

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:44 1

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


LG isn't interested in SINKING platform which is still trying to replace the BURNING platform w/o much success :)

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