LG: Android tablet incoming, no bendable phone this year, global rollout for the Optimus G2

LG: Android tablet incoming, no bendable phone this year, global rollout for the Optimus G2
LG's European VP of mobile sat down for an interview, and spilled some beans on the company's plans for the future. First off, he mentioned that LG returns to making tablets, and these will be Android at that, with the Windows 8 situation being monitored for now.

He also hinted that LG is planning to release a phone with a different operating system than Android, as he sees a veritable duopoly forming with Apple and Google cornering the vast majority of the smartphone market. It is more than likely he means basic Firefox OS handsets, as Mozilla listed LG as one of its partners upon announcement of its new mobile OS.

The more interesting things, however, are that LG has no plans to release a flexible, bendable phone this year, as speculation mounted, since "the technology for this is not yet mature enough," and also the homebrew chipset that was rumored to go into its handsets, is not making a cameo, as "the L9 processor that is in our televisions is made ​​for a substantially different architecture than we have in our mobile phones."

It is not clear from the translation if he meant just phones or also screens that can bend, as it just showed a 5" flexible Full HD OLED last week with a plastic substrate, and we were hoping this will go into its next flagship, but, of course, there's the problem of yield, too.

In any case, we'd take the rumored Snapdragon 800 for the Optimus G2, no worries, LG. As for the flagship phone this year, LG said it will try and roll it out globally upon announcement, rather than some regions getting it months after others, like it happened with the Optimus G, and is now happening with the G Pro, which the VP said is actually meant to be a flagship for Asia.

All in all, from the interview it becomes clear that LG is planning to get its mobile ducks in a row, increase its marketing spending, and this year might be a transitional one before some really exciting products being rolled out late 2013/early 2014, hinted the VP.

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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Can't wait to see how the Optimus G2 looks like! Bring it on LG!

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Is there anything on this GOD'S GREEN EARTH you are not excited about ?!?!?!

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What about you tech2? Is there anything on this GOD'S GREEN EARTH you are not excited about ?!?!?!

4. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

lol spoiled child got nothing else to do

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Why are you having a go at him for being excited....does it affect you in any way...no so gtfo if you've got nothing better to say...idiot

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah, I agree ! When I was 14 yrs old I could only dream of getting a phone let alone getting a smartphone like Xperia Z

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Chicks...

5. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

"Me so Horrrny!"

6. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

S800 on the G2, god it will be good. Combine that with LG making relatively compact phones, I fully expect the G2 to have a brilliant (REAL COLORS) 5 inch 1080p display with phone dimensions very similar to the Galaxy S4

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hey LG, when is that real life-sized, bend-able, feel-able, talk-able, wash-able, twist-able, long-lasting phone next to the rectangular box coming?

9. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

And I hope G2 don't be look like Samsung inspired!

17. lovefist unregistered

hope so too. but knowing LG.. hohummm.

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

They are doing every thing to put samsung down... Before the release of s4 they said about smart pause feature...but only showed it after samsung did.... And now this...

12. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I'd love an LG tablet~!

14. gmracer

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2013

Well if they Launch globally I can wet that is gonna be a good thing for LG because Each time they release a new phone in my case always late, so hope this optimus G2 have great performance, I like LG and Samsung both are good companies

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Then give me your model LG i'll make her bend

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