LG to put their tablet ambitions on hold for a while


Immediately following Microsoft’s announcement of their Surface tablets, LG has taken a bold step in announcing that it would focus less on tablets and shift toward smartphones. While it’s a surprise to see them come out and say it, it’s not a surprise that their mobile division isn’t where they want it to be. LG have had trouble breaking into a competitive smartphone space, and with the tablet wars being even more fierce it’s hard to believe they would have had success any time soon. [Bloomberg via The Verge]

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  1. Considering there’s never been a good android LG phone I’m glad LG doesn’t upgrade anything.

  2. I’ve seen nothing but bad reviews when it comes to LG phones….I would never get a LG phone until their reputation is good …

    1. Apparently the 4x HD is a really good phone. Probably as a result of their new efforts.
      LG were pioneering. Remember we saw the first ever capacitive touch screen on a phone on the LG Prada which also had a design remarkably similar to what Apple whacked out soon after

  3. The tablet market is quite crowded for being so small (and the market for non-iPad tablets is even smaller). But essentially you have every phone OEM and every PC OEM at least dipping their toe into it. I don’t think it’s a terrible idea for HTC and LG to stay out of it.

  4. Most of their phones look nice, but in the case of the LG Spectrum on Verizon, it’s made of cheap plastic (like Samsung products), and I will never touch another one of those.

    If they increased the quality of the shell materials, I’d definitely consider an LG for my next smartphone.

  5. I have the LG Revolution. By far the worst phone I have ever had. Bloated, slow and the battery is pathetic. They promised 4.0 and then backpedalled on it. Will never buy another LG phone.

  6. It’s not where they want it to be because their support for products after launch are abysmal. I got the LG G slate when it came out, and there was little to no support for it. It’s still rocking android 3.1, and the week after I got it the wall charger broke a nd to this day I can’t get a replacement wall charger they don’t make it. I have to use a car charger plugged into an adaptor plugged into the wall. I cant imagine why their mobile division lags behind the competitors.

  7. LG please stick to making washing machines. Your phones are master piece of shit

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