Rumor: LG building a tablet, set for Q3 release

May 7, 2013
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LG is slowly turning into a big time player in the smartphone market, and now it seems to be turning its attention to tablets. According to various Korean media sources, LG is currently testing a tablet internally, with a release date set before the end of Q3 2013.

This would be the second time LG has gotten into the tablet market. Their first attempt, the not so successful Optimus Pad in 2011, leaves LG hoping for more luck this time around. Unfortunately, there are no specifications to report on yet. In fact, there isn’t even a known screen size. As of right now, all this is up in the air.

What we do know is that LG is definitely a big enough company to enter a growing tablet market seeing exponential growth. With Apple seeing its market share reduce, and Samsung yet to release its refresh of the Galaxy Tab range, a spot in the top 3 is definitely up for grabs should LG make a big enough push for it.

LG also makes a large allocation of the Retina iPad displays, and is rumored to be building the Retina screens for the iPad mini as well. That means the chances of seeing a high resolution display on an LG built tablet are high, no matter what the screen size.

It’s also worth noting that LG has already confirmed that it is happy working with Google, and the end of the third quarter is awfully close to the time when a refresh of the Nexus 10 would occur. After the Nexus 4 was released, LG hinted at “more devices” they were working on with Google. With a few dots connected and a good enough product made by LG, anything is possible. Of course, this is all just speculation, so remember to add your pinch of salt to your daily rumor dose.

Would you be interested in an LG made tablet? What about an LG Nexus tablet? Let us know in the comments.

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