LG has stated they are working on a Windows 8 based smartphone. However, the South Korean company has refused to further divulge details on the issue. So preliminary is the issue right now that they haven’t even decided whether they would indeed go on to launch the device globally or not. Instead, LG has stated that they are evaluating the prospects of such a smartphone running the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system.
LG though has confirmed it is Android that will remain its thrust area in the immediate foreseeable future and that their Windows Phone 8 venture will never be at the cost of their efforts towards the Google operating system. For LG, Android is the safest bet for them as a mobile platform though it also believes Windows Phone will also emerge much stronger than what it is now in the coming years. What can’t be denied is that its Android that is among the most used mobile platform the world over and has the highest market penetration any where in the world. Android also boasts of one of the largest and most diverse app stores, something that will take years for the Microsoft operating system to reach.
However, while Windows Phone may not have embarked on as steep a popularity curve as Android but has been improving its market share every quarter. Microsoft is backing the platform solidly and some of the best minds as well as copious amount of money is being put in to make a success out of it.
Also, while both Samsung and HTC may have come up with their respective take on a Windows Phone device, none of it has ever got enough recognition. Instead, it’s the Android based Galaxy S4 and the One that is more in news for Samsung and HTC respectively. Its Nokia alone among the big name manufacturers that is pursuing a Windows only policy and has being launching Lumia branded devices that has got decent levels of acceptance so far. But what seems a certainty is that Windows Phone platform has a bright future ahead.