By Stephen Schenck | March 29, 2013 12:24 PM
While it lacks the bells and whistles of all the latest 1080p Androids, LG’s Optimus G is a pretty decent little Android, and would arguably be even more so if it hadn’t been overshadowed by its cousin, the Nexus 4. Still, it’s a relatively new phone, coming to AT&T and Sprint just over four month ago. That’s why it’s so surprising to hear talk already that the Optimus G could be going EOL.
Now, this may be a mistake – an inadvertently selected row or something – but as you can see on the spreadsheet above, the Optimus G, as being sold by a retailer for operation on Sprint, is marked as reaching its end-of-life status. Circumstantial evidence in support of this status includes the phone’s presence in recent buy-one-get-one promotions, hoping to clear existing inventory.
There are plenty of possible reasons for the move, either trying to free up space for other models, or hoping to replace the Optimus G with the larger Optimus G Pro. Still, it seems wildly premature to shutter a phone after only four months on the market. LG, at least, has been actively promoting the handset. For what it’s worth, we haven’t heard of anything similar going on over at AT&T, so maybe Sprint’s just being weird.