You may remember a story from yesterday that claimed South Korean smartphone giant, LG, was pulling the plug on their Windows Phone division and that they’d be diverting all their effort to Android. Well, according to LG, that’s only half true. LG issued a statement today that contradicts the Korean Times previous report. Speaking with the Washington Post, an LG representative had the following to say:
“At the moment, LG is primarily focusing on developing Android-equipped smartphones, …Contrary to what some articles have said, LG is not giving up on Windows Phones.”
So while it’s true that LG is focusing on Android, they haven’t officially sworn off Windows Phone for good. Our guess? Much like Samsung, they’re going to wait for Windows Phone 8 to release later this year, which will finally allow developers to utilize better hardware. With recent reports suggesting that the current crop of Windows Phone devices not being eligible for an upgrade to Window Phone 8, it does make sense why some companies may hold off, why make a device that will basically be obsolete in less than 9 months, then have to deal with all the customer complaints.
It’s good to see LG not swearing off Windows Phone for good, there’s a lot of potential within WP and with both AT&T and Verizon suggesting they’ll pledge some strong support later this year, we could finally see Windows Phone becoming a strong third option.