LG scraps future tablets following Microsoft's Surface arrival

LG is a manufacturer that has tried to take advantage of the tablet market since the announcement of the original iPad, but the company hasn’t had a great deal of success.

When asked about Microsoft’s Surface announcement, the Korean company stated that it “doesn’t see Surface competing with anything we’re focusing on at the moment,” but then indicated that it would be taking a break from the tablet market in an attempt to focus on improving the company's weaknesses.

LG previously released the LG Optimus Pad, and later on in the year it was also announced that the LG Optimus Pad LTE would be released, but it hasn’t yet and we are beginning to question whether it still will following the statement about putting its tablet division on hiatus.

Logically thinking; the move is pretty smart because currently the iPad holds the bigger share of the tablet market, with Samsung and ASUS both releasing a large amount of Android tablets to try and grab the remaining share, and now that Microsoft has entered the fray with Surface, there really wasn't any market for LG. The company aims to focus on strengthening its smartphone line before moving onto tablets again.

Is LG's presence needed in the tablet industry? Can we appreciate LG's decision to not manufacture tablets until the time is right? Please leave your comments in the section below.

Via: Slashgear
Source: Bloomberg

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