LG is not dumping Windows Phone in favour of Android

News Richard Goodwin 11:17, 1 May 2012

LG confirms that it is not dumping Windows Phone in favour of Android, following yesterday’s report in The Korea Herald saying otherwise

LG is not dumping Windows Phone in favour of Android. That is the official line from inside the company, making yesterday’s report in The Korea Herald utterly false.

Speaking to Pocket-Lint, an LG source said: ‘none if it is true. Korea Herald is showing its speculative side again. We are still on board with Windows Phone, but right now, we're focusing on Android because that's where the demand is.’

Here’s an extract from our report, following news of LG’s dismissal of Windows Phone:

LG will not make any more Windows Phone handsets until sales have picked up, according to a company spokesperson.

The company told the Korea Herald it has no plans to make new Windows Phone devices, but instead will focus on Android.

The spokesperson said, 'The total unit of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure' and then went on to say the company would not launch any new devices running on Windows Phone until sales picked up.’

This, however, is no longer the case – LG is sticking with Windows Phone, despite it’s poor sales to date.

Of course this could just be a case of LG saving face ahead of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s visit to Korea that’s scheduled for later in the month. It’s never a good idea to upset one of the most powerful men in technology by publicly slating his company’s software.

So: as it stands, LG is still making and developing Windows Phone handsets. Whether we’ll ever see any of them in the UK is another matter entirely, however – LG is becoming increasingly anti-UK in its release schedules.

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