Will LG launch an Android tablet later this year?

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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8 Comments

1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

2. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

lg had a tablet?

3. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Who cares?

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I do! :)

4. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

6. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Simple reply to your comment, just 4 words: Survival of the fittest.

8. Aeires unregistered

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

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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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