LG exec talks Windows Phone, phablets, smartwatches, and more

Those FCC docs we just looked for an LG tablet – presumably the G Pad – were a fantastic find, helping to answer some lingering questions about LG’s plans. We thought that might be the most significant story regarding upcoming LG hardware we’d see today, but it looks like we’re only getting started. A new interview’s been published with LG Bulgaria’s Dimitar Vulev, and he goes into some detail about what’s next for the company.

For starters, he mentions an LG tablet like we’ve just been discussing, and explains that LG sees the tablet market as prime for growth, and wants to get back involved, suggesting that this new tablet will go up for sale before the end of the year.

He also talks a little about phablets, and indicates that something big is coming next year – physically larger than either the Optimus Vu or Optimus G Pro.

As for platforms, Vulev indicates that LG is likely to return to Windows Phone, following a WP8 no-show. He additionally mentions efforts to produce a Firefox OS handset, though that may not be in the cards until 2014.

We also get some brief teases, like a quick mention of a smartwatch sometime next year, and one that even might use a flexible display (like we just heard LG was working on).

Source: Dnevnik (Google Translate)
Via: Android and Me

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