Life’s not good: LG pulls out of the tablet market to focus on smartphones

LG Android Tablets Canceled

LG on Tuesday announced that it will halt its tablet development and instead focus on its smartphones. “We’ve decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones,” Ken Hong, an LG spokesman, told Bloomberg. The South Korean manufacturer, which released its Optimus Pad LTE earlier this year, has struggled to compete with Apple, Amazon and Samsung in the tablet market. The electronics giant is looking to turn around its smartphone business with its Optimus line of Android-powered handsets, however the company is still open to making phones using Microsoft’s Windows Phone software as well, Hong said.

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