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LG Working on Android Tablet, Flexible Smartphone Not Coming this Year, Optimus G2 to See Global Release

May 28, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

While Samsung and HTC have already had their big releases for the year, LG normally wait until towards the end of the year. Sure, they had the Optimus G Pro launch on AT&T but, we’re still waiting to see what LG really have in store for us next. In a recent interview, the company’s European VP has let us in on a few secrets, some of which we knew were coming but, it’s always nice to hear it from the horse’s mouth, right?

First up is the rumor concerning a flexible device of some sort, or at least a device featuring flexible OLED technology. This is something the company feels is not “mature enough” and won’t be hitting the market this year. While that’s perhaps disappointing, there’s little point in launching something into the market if it’s not ready, there’s being first, and then there’s getting it right. Along with their flexible display technology, their own CPU stirred some interest earlier in the year but, the company has clarified on their L9 chip, saying that it’s “made ​​for a substantially different architecture than we have in our mobile phones.”

So, just what can we expect from LG? Well, the Exec let slip that the company was indeed looking at getting back into the tablet game, with Android being the favored OS choice. Just like others, LG is still monitoring demand for Windows 8 and we wouldn’t be surprised if LG were to go with Android exclusively for their new tablets. When it comes to tablets, LG are no stranger to the market but, it has been a long time since they released an Android tablet, it’ll be interesting to see what they have to offer now that the market’s changed quite a bit.

Of course, we couldn’t talk about LG like this without mentioning the Optimus G2 now, could we? According to the European VP, the Optimus G2 is going to enjoy a global release at launch, as oppose to the gradual launch of the Optimus G from last year. LG are more than likely feeling the pressure from Samsung when it comes to releases, who managed to release the Galaxy S 4 worldwide and handily keep up with demand. From the sound of the interview, LG is ready to get back into the mobile game with a new flagship and perhaps a more portable tablet akin to the Nexus 7, what do you want to see from LG this year?

[Source: AllAboutPhone.nl]