LG Getting Back in the Tablet Game?

The best way to describe LG’s tablet releases is probably “few and far between.” We first heard of the Optimus Pad all the way back in 2010, and it’s been over a year since the company launched the Optimus Pad LTE. Since then, we’ve heard LG talk about putting all tablet development on hold. Has it finally started reconsidering things? A new report out of South Korea claims that LG is eyeing a reemergence onto the tablet market, and it could do so sometime in the third quarter of this year.

Unfortunately, we’re at a serious loss for details. There’s no word on size, SoC choice – heck, we don’t even know if LG is thinking about an Android tablet or is interested in getting on-board with Windows 8. If we had to guess, we’d say the former’s more likely, but the possibility to be surprised remains.

We wonder if LG might go for a whole spread of tablets across various sizes, like Samsung does, or if it might take things easy and keep it real simple, maybe with a single model targeting that attractive eight-inch sector of the market.

If this report is accurate, we could hope to learn of LG’s return to the world of tablets at the IFA 2013 this summer. With any luck, we’ll have the chance to go hands-on with this new LG tablet then.

Source: Munhwa (Google Translate)
Via: Unwired View

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