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LG Not Working On Windows Phone 8 Devices 123

Posted by Soulskill
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helix2301 sends this quote from CNET: "LG's reluctance to embrace Windows Phone 8 underscores the difficulties that the platform faces with both consumers and vendor partners. LG was one of the early partners that signed on with Microsoft, releasing the LG Quantum in the first wave of Windows Phone devices. Microsoft's has a great relationship with Nokia, which is considered in the industry first among equals when it comes to Microsoft partners, has some vendors reassessing their own support for the operating system. Over the past year or so, LG has been focusing on Android and has started building phones running on Mozilla's Firefox mobile OS."
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LG Not Working On Windows Phone 8 Devices

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @07:47PM (#43029373)

    when given the choice between "you will take this OS as it is, we are not listening to end users or "something else", the manufacturers and users are choosing "something else", after all LG wants to sell phones not participate in some US software companies lock in power games bollocks

  • by MightyMartian (840721) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @07:56PM (#43029459) Journal

    This message brought to you by Redmond, WA.

  • Market positioning (Score:4, Insightful)

    by MichaelSmith (789609) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @08:01PM (#43029501) Homepage Journal

    The high end of the smart phone market is occupied by Apple and Samsung. Thats where money is being made. I just bought a Huawei android phone for my son for 60 bucks. Screen resolution and storage are not fantastic but it is great value for money. My current LG phone competed with the Huawei. It is in the same market. Going upscale to compete with Samsung is unlikely to work for LG. Going down scale to compete with Huawei might be possible, but I wonder if they have the manufacturing muscle to pull it off.

    Bottom line is the windows is a distraction right now.

  • by Stormwatch (703920) <rodrigogirao@hLIONotmail.com minus cat> on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @08:04PM (#43029525) Homepage

    Microsoft's has a great relationship with Nokia

    Like a parasite has a great relationship with its host...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @08:16PM (#43029623)

    Most people's issues with Windows 8 have nothing to do with the mobile market, it's the desktop.

    They have everything to do with the mobile market, Microsoft added Metro to Windows 8 and largely forces you to use it, entirely because they're trying to leverage the desktop monopoly into the mobile market.

  • by ace37 (2302468) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @09:06PM (#43030059) Homepage

    Despite the fact that this is Slashdot, I'm surprised at the number of upvoted anti-MS epithets. I don't see how this needs to have anything to do with the merits of the OS itself when a CEO with an MBA and a Blackberry could easily come to this conclusion on a purely business case.

    Neutral phone hardware developers would perceive a small market that requires investment to pursue. Most likely, LG's expected market penetration isn't large enough to justify the investment. And for the cynics, LG could also assume that, to loosely paraphrase Animal Farm, all carriers are equal to MS, but Nokia is 'more equal,' barring antitrust suits. This creates an additional small interest in starving WP of revenue to keep Nokia out of the ring.

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