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Will LG launch an Android tablet later this year?

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Will LG launch an Android tablet later this year?
Back in 2011, LG announced the Optimus Pad tablet. It was an okay device for its time – with a dual-core processor, good display, running Android 3.0 and with unique 3D video capturing functionality. But the high price of the LG Optimus Pad hurt its sales globally. As a result, it failed to make an impact on the tablet market dominated by the Apple iPad, which is probably why LG didn't even bother to release a successor to the Optimus Pad.

However, LG may be getting ready for a comeback on the tablet market, according to Korean media. In fact, the company may be working on a new LG tablet scheduled to launch before the end of Q3, 2013. Details are scarce at this time, as much as we wish it wasn't so. Media reports don't even mention what OS the rumored device will run, but our intuition tells us that LG will pick Android as the platform for its upcoming slate. Whether it will come in one size only, or LG will make multiple variants of its tablet is not known.

The tablet market is still dominated by Apple as its iPad lineup holds almost 40% of the market share. Samsung holds the second place with about 18% of the market, followed by Asus and Amazon with 5.5% and 3.7% respectively. Will LG manage to grab a piece of the pie with a tablet offering of its own? Only time will tell, folks.

source: Munhwa (translated) via Android OS

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posted on 07 May 2013, 05:01 2

1. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

i would like to see this tablet/..........

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:02 6

2. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

lg had a tablet?

posted on 07 May 2013, 05:18 4

3. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

Who cares?

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:32 2

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

I do! :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 06:04 1

4. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

I feel bad for some manufacturers these days. The tablet market is such a hard one to compete in. Either you get sales by making an amazing tablet, but with a price that puts it along side the iPad, which is hard to compete with, or you make it cheap, but then you're competing with the companies that aren't even making a profit on their tablets, like Amazon. It's just not an easy market for manufacturers, great for consumers though.

posted on 07 May 2013, 07:32 1

6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

Simple reply to your comment, just 4 words:

Survival of the fittest.

posted on 07 May 2013, 10:46 1

8. Aeires (unregistered)

Find a need, fill that need better than anyone else. Repeat.

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:02

7. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Nexus 7.9. LG is the only one with a 1900 x 1200 7.9 inch screen in production and Asus is too cheap to buy it from LG so LG it is. Google doesn't really have a choice.

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