Previous reports indicated that LG has lost interest in making handsets based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. The Korean company has now released a new statement softening its position somewhat.
“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.”
“Although we currently don’t have a new Windows device in the pipeline, that is simply because demand for Android devices is so strong. We’ve maintained since the beginning that LG will support whatever operating system consumers want but at the moment, our priority is to get our Android devices to a level where we feel we have strong coverage of all the major markets.”
This statement is very close to what LG said previously. Mostly, the new remarks from LG seem an attempt to soften an earlier comment made by a company representative: “The total unit of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure.” This could not have sat well with LG’s close partner, Microsoft.
Still, the basic message is the same: LG has no plans to release a Windows Phone in the foreseeable future. Instead, all its mobile efforts are going to Android-powered devices.
According to unconfirmed reports, the company had been working on a smartphone code-named the Miracle. This supposedly would have been a mid-range model with a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, and a 5 megapixel camera.