LG denies exiting the Windows Phone 7 platform
On Monday, an executive of LG had reportedly stated that the company will no longer manufacture smartphones with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. According to a report published in the Korean Herald, an LG representative had said thatÂ “The total unit [count] of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure”. He further added that LG will stop rolling out any Windows Phones as soon as possible.
But now, LG has denied that it’s abandoning Windows Phone 7. A spokesperson of the company issued a statement,Â “LG are still on board with Windows Phone, but right now, we’re focusing on Android because that’s where the demand is. Regardless of which OS, LG is committed to offering consumers as wide a choice as possible.”
LG also plans to continue research and development on theÂ Windows Phone 7 platform. This implies that existing users of LG handsets with Windows Phone 7 will continue to receive support and updates.