Recognizing their lack of success in the tablet market, LG has announced that they’re putting tablet development on the backburner, and will instead focus their efforts on smartphones, a company spokesperson told Bloomberg. LG had introduced the Optimus Pad LTE earlier this year, which failed to gain traction in an ever-crowded tablet market dominated by Apple’s iPad. The move is indicative of struggles Android tablet makers are having gaining traction in the tablet market.
LG will focus its efforts over coming months on developing high-quality smartphones running the Android platform, which in my opinion is a good move for the company. While LG makes stellar TVs and home appliances, their previous Android smartphones have left much to be desired. It’s a shame really, as LG is fully-capable of making high-quality products that would rival the likes of the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III, but their implementations thus far have been subpar. Perhaps with a refocusing on smartphones, LG will emerge as a strong competitor in the Android smartphone market.
Time will tell whether LG’s move away from tablets will be beneficial for them. The tablet market is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years.