LG has revealed it's working on a new Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone to possibly launch later this year – its first WP device since the Optimus 7 was unveiled back in late 2010.
We say possibly because isn't 100% sure it will actually launch the handset, saying it is still “assessing the market opportunity” at this stage.
LG India MD Kwon Soon let slip the news of the Korean company's Windows Phone comeback plans to LightReadingIndia (good name, that), and praised Microsoft's ongoing commitment to seeing its mobile platform succeed.
“At home (South Korea), we are actually working on our Windows Phone 8 OS powered smartphone,” Kwon revealed, though without divulging any details. He also predicted Windows Phone momentum would pick up over time – despite its market share still sitting in single figures more than two and a half years after its introduction.
LG's Optimus 7 (pictured above) was one of the original WP7 launch devices, but clearly failed to make an impact given LG's reluctance so far to release a follow-up (despite vague promises at the start of the year).
Kwon said any move to return to the Windows Phone fray wouldn't detract from its commitment to Android, saying: “Android is the major platform globally, given its acceptance and penetration.”