LG are in the Windows tablet/convertible market now after releasing the Tab Book Duo, a slate none of us saw coming and one that boasts a battery life that rivals iPads and Android tablets. The Korean company has surprised us with the Tab Book Duo, but we are hardly complaining as it seems like the kind of product that could work.
We wrote about LG's 2015 smartphone flagship strategy earlier and dropped a little hint toward the G Pen stylus, so we thought now would be a good time to elaborate on that. LG has being doing plenty like Samsung this year, launching a flagship that disrupted its compatriot and then releasing multiple devices in numerous niches just like Sammy tends to do.
LG has had a stellar year for its smartphone business, selling more units and becoming a major device maker by sending out multiple devices. However, while LG now fills many niches, the company is willing to kill off one of its main handsets in 2015 in favor of its current flagship flyer. The company will shake up its smartphone business by launching just one flagship in 2015, instead of the usual two.
LG has enjoyed a very good 2014 where the company's products seem to be hitting it off with consumers and the Korean giant has been very busy with new devices. However, this is a rather duller subject as LG today named a new President and CEO of LG Mobile Communication.
LG has become a mobile powerhouse this year and the company is spreading its wings with confidence, filling niches with numerous products. The brand already has a solid tablet range thanks to the G Pad, but it seems LG will add a new slate of a different kind. Reports today suggest the company is working on a new tablet that will be productivity focused and will arrive with a detachable keyboard.
LG said recently that its G3 flagship would be getting the bump to Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime this month, making it among the first third party smartphones to get the update. The good news is that is seems the roll out of Google's latest and greatest will start for the G3 this week, with the South Korean variant reported to be getting the update by Friday.
LG has raised the curtain on yet another new device, with the Korean company now going all Samsung on us and trying to fill every niche and every price point. The new LG Transpyre is actually a device we saw last month as the LG F60, a handset that falls firmly in the budget bracket and even comes with a spot of LTE connectivity.
LG has done that classic thing smartphone companies do to prolong their device by giving it a fresh splash of color a few months after its initial launch. In this case it is the G3 getting the new hue with the Korean company confirming a new colorway for its well liked flagship powerhouse.
LG is keeping up its consistent smartphone releases with another new handset, the oddly named LG AKA, a device that has actually been rumoured over the last month. The company raised the curtain on the AKA in its South Korea homeland today and said that the handset is oriented for young people, and to entice those pesky teenagers the AKA comes with unique cases that turn into different characters (sigh).
While Samsung is making headway in the folded screen department, the company is not alone in this field. Sure, the Galaxy Note Edge is the first such device on the market and Samsung is pioneering the tech, but Korean compatriot LG is also working on its own bendy screen technology. The company says that it will have products ready for 2017.