It has been rumored to be coming for weeks now but The Verge has finally got confirmation from LG. LG has finally given up on the smartphone business!
Personally, I think LG has been out of touch with what consumers have wanted for quite some time. Timely updates for devices would have gone a long way, at least in my opinion, instead of LG’s major OS updates being about a half a year behind the slowest competitor. I thought LG had nailed the V30! It was super light, looked stylish, the wide-angle camera was something LG was doing before most other manufacturers, and the audio quality output from the device was excellent. Well, it still is on the V30. My girlfriend uses my last one as a music player.
The screen uniformity issues were my only complaint with the device, as someone who went through 6 of them. What LG was thinking after the V30, I have no idea, but that line went from something nice looking to something that looked like the internals mattered way more than the look and feel of the device. With some of their other devices, like the Wing… I’m really not sure what LG was thinking there. I have a couple of friends that swear by the G-series but LG killed that off a while back.
Regardless of whether you liked something from LG or not. Less competition in the smartphone market isn’t a good thing.