LG Decides Not to Compete in The Tablet Wars

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by dgstorm, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    LG recently announced that they will not be building any Android based tablets to compete in the tablet arena. Here's a quick quote from them,

    You know this had to be a tough decision for executives to make at LG, but it was probably the right decision. On the one hand, you have the potential to eke out some profit on the fastest emerging new technology market on the planet. On the other hand, the field is so ridiculously crowded with nearly hundreds of Android manufacturers, plus the new Surface tablet from Microsoft was just announced, and of course, you still have the juggernaut that is the iPad to contend with. LG is currently the number four smartphone manufacturer for Android. It makes sense to consolidate your resources and not waste them chasing a miniscule margin of profit, when instead you can focus those resources on improving your smartphones and competing there.

    As an interesting sidenote, Ken Hong of LG also had a final comment to make about the new tablet from Microsoft,

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    Source: Bloomberg
  2. strider_mt2k

    strider_mt2k Member

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    Southern New Jersey, USA
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    Acer Iconia A500

    LG makes underpowered stuff and there are plenty of manufacturers already filling up the underpowered tablet niche.

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