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LG working on first Windows Phone 8 device, hasn't decided to release it though

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LG working on first Windows Phone 8 device, hasn't decided to release it though
LG has been one of the manufacturers on the rise in the Android ecosystem. The Optimus G has sold well around the world, and of course LG was the manufacturer of the Nexus 4, and is rumored to be making the Nexus 5 as well. But, the company may be looking beyond Android and towards Windows Phone.

LG’s Managing Director for the Indian market Soon H Kwon told Light Reading India, "At home (South Korea), we are actually working on our Windows Phone 8 OS powered smartphone." Although Kwon did note that LG had yet to come to a decision as to if the device would be released or not. 

Kwon didn't want to give the wrong impression though, and said that the company is still fully committed to Android, saying, "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."

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posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:04 7

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7766; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm pretty sure when WP8 supports 1080p screen res. and Snapdragon 600, LG is going to jump ship and make a WP8 flagship phone. In terms of competing with Nokia, if they can take the camera from their new rumored device and challenge them, I think they'll have a fair shot in the WP8 world.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:32 2

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2664; Member since: 26 May 2011)


That is expected with Windows Phone 8 GDR3, which should be out later this year.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:45

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7766; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I know, which is why I'm curious to see how everything will plan out in Q3 and Q4.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:18 5

2. Moodi (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Sorry but WP = Nokia

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:41 2

4. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


this sh*t is getting old

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:44 5

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7766; Member since: 14 May 2012)


But it's a fact. Nokia dominates WP8 as Samsung dominates Android.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:44 2

6. Kriksis (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


No it's not...

IF WP then no other choice but NOKIA

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 15:46 2

17. Johnnokia (Posts: 493; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Exactly right..
When it comes to WP, it means Nokia and only Nokia

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:52 5

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Sorry but Nokia dominate WP so if LG released a WP I don't see it doing well...

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 15:24 3

16. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Why? If LG would make a better phone than lumia and marketing it a lot, show some features that nokia don't have, better build quality(lg has better quality, just look on nexus 4 or optimus g). LG has a chance to bite off Nokia's share in WP, but only if LG tries really hard.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 15:48 2

18. Johnnokia (Posts: 493; Member since: 27 May 2012)


LG can produce better quality than Nokia ???.

Drunk from early morning or what ??

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 03:39 1

22. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Every time I compare nexus 4 or optimus g to a lumia phone, lg wins. Glass feels more premium than plastic(polycarbonate).

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 22:01 2

21. Alex123 (Posts: 210; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


It sounds so funny that LG can make better phone than Nokia. Nokia would be number one in the world if use both WP and Android. I don't know how LG sells it product but in my country almost one one use LG. if android they go to Samsung & HTC, WP they go to Nokia

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:13

9. Moogle (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


You guys ran this story a week ago, genius.

"LG making a Windows Phone 8 handset?"

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:16 5

10. Odiin (Posts: 212; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


"Windows will pick up going ahead, as Microsoft is pumping efforts into it"
Noway! "Windows will pick up going ahead, as Nokia is pumping efforts into it."

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 15:49

19. Johnnokia (Posts: 493; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I wanted to write the same ... well done brother.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:29 3

11. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


So they release a LG WP8, don't market it, don't aggressively price it making the LG flop against the barrage of Nokia's. LG will just say there is no demand for WP8 and call it a day.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 18:32 1

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6274; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


You're right bout that. Why think Sony Samsung stop making WP8? Sales n not enough demand.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:36

12. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I could see LG making a qwerty WP8 slider and actually standing out from the pack. LG's keyboards have been top notch, and with HTC not making a new Touch Pro, there's an opening in the market.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:01 1

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Looks better than the lumias to me.....just put it in white lg

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:40 5

14. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Dude that's an optimus G with a WP8 screen stuck on......

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 12:05 1

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2145; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You beat me to it. They even forgot to remove the on screen Android buttons.

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 07:12

23. sam.7 (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


nokia is the king here in windows no matter what comes!
when android took first step in the world,it was samsung who adopted nor others so samsung is the top. so here Nokia going to rule!

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