LG so far has not been able to replicate the kind of success that its domestic competitor Samsung has achieved both in the smartphone and tablet segments. However, the company has now decided to commit its resources in building a tablet device notwithstanding all its earlier efforts in this field has come a cropper. LG’s last attempt at a tablet device, the Optimus Pad LTE never could make a mark in the competitive tablet market. The confirmation towards this has come from EU VP of LG Mobile, Kim Wong who though has not revealed anything else about the upcoming tablet, except that it would be Android based.
Kim Wong though has made it amply clear the upcoming tablet won’t come with a flexible display as is being made out in certain quarters. LG has for quite some time now being making news with its progress in developing a flexible display and had even showcased such a display at the SID event just last week. It was then announced the display will finally be seen in a commercial product that would be launched later in the year. Kim Wong though has ruled that out claiming the technology is still not matured enough to warrant its application in any product and it’s least likely to happen this year.
Samsung too had earlier hit headlines with its version of a flexible display, something that many thought would be incorporated on its current flagship device, the Galaxy S4 or the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. While that is already know what the S4 display is like, it’s equally unlikely for the Note 3 to come with a flexible display either.
Meanwhile, Kim Wong has also clarified the company isn’t developing the next Nexus 5 and has also stated they have no intention of a Google Edition phone of the likes of the Galaxy S4. HTC is also in the process of launching a Google Edition of its One smartphone.