LG: No Windows Phone 8 hardware is coming from us

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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22 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

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

6. Laura90

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

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

2. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

5. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 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...

8. MarioGomez

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 21, 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

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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?

9. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 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 ;)

19. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 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...

20. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

3. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

4. Laura90

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

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

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

10. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

11. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 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???

12. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

18. pimpollofelice123

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

16. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

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

17. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

LG doesn't sell well anyway..

21. iBananaScoop

Posts: 13; Member since: May 28, 2012

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

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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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