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LG ‘Still On Board’ With Windows Phone 7, Will Focus On Android Devices

Flying in the face of recent speculation that the Korean manufacturer would be turning its back on the Windows Phone 7 operating system, LG has spoken out to the contrary with Pocket-Lint.

“None of it is true. Korea Herald is showing its speculative side again,” said an LG spokesperson to the site.

“We are still on board with Windows Phone, but right now, we’re focusing on Android because that’s where the demand is.” Can’t argue with that rationale, especially with the closeness (and subsequent success) between Finnish phone maker Nokia and Microsoft’s mobile platform with its Lumia range of devices.

In stark contrast, the LG Optimus 7 failed to stand out amidst a crowded Windows Phone launch in Q4 2010, releasing few devices since that have run on the fledgling OS.

Rather than scrapping their Windows Phone…phones, LG state that they will still be bringing out handsets on a range of platforms:

“Regardless of which OS, LG is committed to offering consumers as wide a choice as possible.”

With recent handsets – including an attractive reboot of the LG Prada handset – not quite garnering the traction expected, their mobile division posted a 14% drop in year-on-year revenues whilst the company as a whole turned a profit for the first quarter of 2012.

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