Rumors by Luke Jones on Wednesday April 15, 2015.
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Windows Phone seems to be in a rut at the moment. Microsoft's mobile operating system is not growing, keeping a solid base in emerging markets but simply not catching Android or iOS. Windows 10 could help to change that, but Microsoft needs more major manufacturers to get behind the platform. HTC basked WP last year with the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone, and now another major brand is returning to the OS.LG has not made a Windows Phone in five years as it turned its full attention to the Android platform. The company's decision paid off as LG has positioned itself as a major smartphone players, and now LG has a good enough base to return to Microsoft. The South Korean giant is reportedly readying a new smartphone that will launch running Windows Phone 8.1, which means it will also likely get Windows 10 later in the year. At the moment there is now official word on this handset, while no name is even offered. However, the leaked image you see above does carry LG's now familiar design language, giving it a hint of the G3. It is unlikely to pack the flagship innards of a flagship though, in fact some modest mid-range specs are probably the order of the day. As is the norm with Windows Phone these days, we expect this handset to focus on emerging markets and to carry a rather tidy price tag.