More LG News: Android Tablet Coming; No Bendable Phone This Year, Optimus G2 & More

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's definitely an LG-filled Tuesday. We have three more morsels of LG news to share.

    First, there is supposedly a new LG Android tablet in the manufacturing pipeline. No specifics were given at all.

    Second, LG will apparently not be offering a bendable-flexible display smartphone any time this year, because "the technology for this is not yet mature enough," according to LG's European VP.

    Third, LG supposedly has a non-Android & non-Windows smartphone in the works too, just like Samsung and others. More than likely LG plans to offer a Mozilla based offering as they are listed by Mozilla as a partner.

    Finally, the global rollout out for the Snapdragon 800 equipped Optimus G2 will definitely happen later this year. More importantly, LG is working to make sure the global rollout happens simultaneously rather than in short region specific bursts throughout the world.

    It certainly looks like LG is organizing and mobilizing in an attempt to get more competitive with Samsung and Apple. LG is in a solid third place behind the other two giants, but they are still way behind them. It will be a great thing if they can close some of the gap and spur even more competition in the marketplace.

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    Very good news on 2 fronts. More manufacturer specific competition and more operating system competition. The war between Apple and Samsung using ios vs Android is not the best case scenario for the customer, just like when for U.S.carriers it was strictly between Verizon and ATT with the others being basically just there and absorbing more losses per quarter with no new strategies to stop the bleeding.

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    It all comes down to market share though, brands sell and iOS and Android are at the top of their game. Optimized, mature, well supported, clean...anything to take away their market share will just be gimmicks in the eyes of the market until someone comes in with a real reason and a real popular branding to appear to be superior. Both sides of the coin already exist, you have lock down simplicity Apple and feature rich open source Android. I don't see Android being toppled for a decade or more because it's just too ubiquitous (unlike Apple who is going to struggle with public image and will loose market share until they finally succumb and change policy to regain popularity...or not) but I see very, very little room for a 3rd wheel.

    Just look what the two have done to Crackberry.
     
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