LG says it’s making a Windows Phone 8 smartphone – but it’s not sure if it will release it


Companies rarely like to speak about future plans, but an LG executive has confirmed that company is indeed working on a Windows Phone 8 handset; however, working on a phone doesn’t mean that it will actually be released. LG India Managing Directo Kwon Soon was quoted by Light Reading India as saying:

?At home (in South Korea), we are actually working on our Windows Phone 8 OS powered smartphone. Android is the major platform globally, given its acceptance and penetration. Although, we believe that Windows will pick up going ahead, as Microsoft is pumping efforts into it.”

LG released multiple Windows Phone 7 handsets, but the Korean manufacturer has sat out the first year of availability for Windows Phone 8. The trepidation is understandable considering that the company said its Windows Phone 7 launch fell short of expectations. However, with improving Android sales and a very slow advancement of Windows Phone 8 dominated by Nokia, the company may be more willing to take a chance.

Kwon clarified that LG has not yet decided when or if it will release the phone currently in development. The manufacturer is currently exploring options and waiting for a chance to seize on the right opportunity. LG will continue to make Android a priority, but it hasn’t ruled out pursuing Windows Phone 8.

 

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