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  1. tekhna's Avatar
    LG dumps Windows Phone for Android focus - SlashGear

    Not really very surprising, and not really a big loss. Not exactly a big OEM. But still, sucks.
    04-30-2012 10:39 AM
  2. selfcreation's Avatar
    meh honestly I think they WILL be back at some point.
    but in the end.. who really cares .. LG makes less then stellar smartphones ( they have only been making them for 1 or 2 years )

    let them fail on Android for a few years before they come back to WP. lol
    04-30-2012 10:49 AM
  3. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    I never understood why LG Android phones are so unpopular. It's quite obvious why the Quantum flagged; but, their other phones aren't that bad and they're decently priced.
    04-30-2012 10:58 AM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    LG is flying high because their LTE phones are doing pretty good right now (and so is their TV division).

    LG returns to profitability in Q1 2012 results | The Verge

    However, I think LG's profits will shrink again once more (and better) LTE phones start to crowd the market. After that they're going to pull a Samsung/HTC. They'll throw WP a bone to see if they can pick up a few extra sales.
    04-30-2012 11:20 AM
  5. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    I never understood why LG Android phones are so unpopular. It's quite obvious why the Quantum flagged; but, their other phones aren't that bad and they're decently priced.
    The LTE Revolution on VZW was a failure. No one ever even wanted to look at it. I sold 1. People even took the Thunderbolt over it. It just didn't appeal to anyone at all. They were even giving us spiffs on the device to push it and that didn't help. People just didn't care for it.
    04-30-2012 01:50 PM
  6. cgk's Avatar
    We are going to see some exits from the mobile sector, not simply from the WP side but from mobile entirely - the market is completely dominated by two companies and they are sucking up all the revenue and all the profit. OEMs are going to start throwing in the towel.
    04-30-2012 02:30 PM
  7. tk-093's Avatar
    If you don't market the **** out of an Android phone, it will get lost in the shuffle of the 1000 other ones. Nobody is going to but the Revolution because nobody has ever heard of it.
    04-30-2012 02:56 PM
  8. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    I expected that Nokia would squeeze out a smaller WP player or two.
    04-30-2012 03:02 PM
  9. socialcarpet's Avatar
    I never understood why LG Android phones are so unpopular. It's quite obvious why the Quantum flagged; but, their other phones aren't that bad and they're decently priced.
    I had an LG Android phone and it was pure crap. OEM camera app crashed constantly and LG was useless as far as help and support. No software updates. No fixes. Nothing.

    I'll NEVER buy an LG phone again and I'll think twice before buying any LG product really. Issues happen, that's forgivable, but how they are handled is very important. My experience with Nokia has been virtually the polar opposite.

    There was the data bug with the Lumia 900, which I never even experienced and Nokia had a patch for it within a week and a half AND refunded my $99 for the phone. Outstanding.

    I think customer service and competent support is an alien concept to the cheapo Korean Android phone makers.
    04-30-2012 04:19 PM
  10. socialcarpet's Avatar
    The LTE Revolution on VZW was a failure. No one ever even wanted to look at it. I sold 1. People even took the Thunderbolt over it. It just didn't appeal to anyone at all. They were even giving us spiffs on the device to push it and that didn't help. People just didn't care for it.
    I owned one.

    The WORST phone I've ever had. Absolute pure crap.
    04-30-2012 04:22 PM
  11. keyboardP's Avatar
    I felt the timing of this announcement was slightly suspect considering that Ballmer is visiting them in May. Maybe hoping for some funding like Nokia is getting? It's clear they haven't sold many WP7 devices but suddenly making this announcement is strange. Either way, I wouldn't be surprised to see them come back on WP8.
    04-30-2012 06:02 PM
  12. Shark87's Avatar
    As others have said, not really the biggest loss. LG [Android] phones have tons of issues. The G2X was buggy, the Revolution was bulky w/terrible battery life and its MetroPCS "sister" phone had a reboot issue, the Connect/Lucid/Viper has overheating issues, so on and so forth. If an LG phone works for you, I'm sure they're good (they at least look good on paper) if not well...
    04-30-2012 06:56 PM
  13. willied's Avatar
    The G2X was plagued with bugs, my friend is on his third one. They also lag on the updates. LG just doesn't put enough effort behind their phones, so it's really not a loss.
    04-30-2012 07:09 PM
  14. cckgz4's Avatar
    Deuces

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    04-30-2012 07:57 PM
  15. HerronScott's Avatar
    Bummer, we love our LG Quantums (3 of them).

    Scott
    04-30-2012 09:07 PM
  16. tekhna's Avatar
    I felt the timing of this announcement was slightly suspect considering that Ballmer is visiting them in May. Maybe hoping for some funding like Nokia is getting? It's clear they haven't sold many WP7 devices but suddenly making this announcement is strange. Either way, I wouldn't be surprised to see them come back on WP8.
    Yeah, I can't help but wonder if Microsoft has created a problem for themselves.. now OEMs think they can extract cash from them. Buying into Nook probably won't help that image either, even if it looks like a really smart choice in some ways. It could end up being that Microsoft essentially bankrolls Barnes and Noble and Nokia..
    04-30-2012 09:50 PM
  17. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Speaking of LG, I just gave my sister and her husband unlocked Quantum's for use on T-Mobile. But I can't for the life of me get MMS working. They can text, but not send pictures over text. I've tried the LG network setup app, plugging in epc.tmobile.com, etc. If anyone knows the right APN info to put in I'd greatly appreciate it. I'd post this in the Quantum section but it's a ghost town. :)
    04-30-2012 09:55 PM
  18. 12Danny123's Avatar
    The LTE Revolution on VZW was a failure. No one ever even wanted to look at it. I sold 1. People even took the Thunderbolt over it. It just didn't appeal to anyone at all. They were even giving us spiffs on the device to push it and that didn't help. People just didn't care for it.
    What is the lte revolution? Honestly I don't know
    05-01-2012 03:05 AM
  19. keyboardP's Avatar
    Turns out LG are not ditching WP. As suspected, I'm sure they'll be around for Win 8.
    05-01-2012 04:57 AM
  20. shlomo80's Avatar
    Turns out LG are not ditching WP. As suspected, I'm sure they'll be around for Win 8.
    Nevertheless this is the company which brought us the Jil Sander phone.

    On a scale of 'not getting it' factor, LG is the polar opposite of Nokia.

    They can come back with WP8 but I'm still not buying anything they make if they continue going down that route. If they bring their A-game and premier design (not silly gimmick) chops, then I'll reconsider - as with any other handset maker.
    Last edited by slomo; 05-01-2012 at 07:55 AM.
    05-01-2012 07:33 AM
  21. N8ter's Avatar
    The LTE Revolution on VZW was a failure. No one ever even wanted to look at it. I sold 1. People even took the Thunderbolt over it. It just didn't appeal to anyone at all. They were even giving us spiffs on the device to push it and that didn't help. People just didn't care for it.
    That's because HTC and Samsung have much better brand recognition than LG in the high end smartphone market.

    WP7 has the same issue. People just don't care for it, and that's why Microsoft/AT&T are trying to get their reps to push it harder. But pushing too hard can make people like me go to another carrier instead. I always walk in carrier stores with my earbuds in, and simply ignore any rep that speaks to me. Not there to be sold anything in that way.
    05-01-2012 08:17 AM
  22. Dagolara's Avatar
    Turns out LG are not ditching WP. As suspected, I'm sure they'll be around for Win 8.
    Hopefully they come back and release an updated Quantum.
    05-01-2012 01:11 PM
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