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LG today revealed that it has no plans to release new Windows Phone devices anytime soon instead its going to focus on Android devices. LG Electronics and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership in 2009 to make a huge volume of Windows Mobile devices and the plans never took off since Microsoft abandoned the platform completely with new Windows Phone 7x platform. LG even supported the new platform with three average looking Windows Phone devices in few countries.
From Korean Herald,
The executive also said LG is taking a step back from Windows phones powered by Microsoftâ€™s platform, adding that it will â€œcontinue research and development effortsâ€ on Windows Phones.
â€œThe total unit of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure,â€ said the LG spokesman, further elaborating that it currently has no plans of rolling out another LG-manufactured Windows phone soon.
Apart from Windows Phone devices sales, LG’s Android devices are also not selling great when compared to Samsung and HTC devices. I think LG should focus more on design and product experience with whatever platform they chose to be on. The “Me too” devices will never take off against the cutting edge and mass volume products from companies like Nokia, Samsung, etc,. Also Korean Herald believes that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s visit to LG’s home city later this month might change LG’s plans on Windows Phone devices. Let us see what happens!
Source: Korean Herald