LG executive confirms new tablet, smartphone, and smartwatch


Just last week, we found out that LG could be building an 8.3-inch tablet called the LG G Pad, an idea that I quite liked. Quickly enough, LG’s head of mobile communications in Bulgaria, Dimitar Valev, has decided to give us some more information about LG’s future plans, which include a tablet that could very likely be the LG G Pad.

In an interview with a Bulgarian blog, Valev revealed that LG will in fact be bringing back it’s dormant tablet line with a new device, which will hopefully be something like what was rumored last week. In addition to a new tablet, the company is also working on a very interesting smartphone with a 6-inch display. Surprisingly enough, the new device doesn’t run Android – No, it will be running Firefox OS, which so far has been reserved mostly for lower end applications. Somehow, though, I doubt that a new 6-inch smartphone will be a low-end device.

Even more surprisingly, he also said that LG will be giving the smartwatch a try, and may even employ flexible LCD display technology. There’s really no telling what direction LG might take a smartwatch, from the full fledged independent device to a smartphone-dependent second display. Still, based on what seems to be a newly ambitious phase for LG, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the company try something different.

Sadly, there’s no mention of a new Nexus 4 here, though there is still hope that Google’s next Nexus might be a clone of the LG G2. Even so, it is interesting to hear that LG will be taking what sounds like a new direction, working with Firefox OS on smartphones and cutting edge technology in a smartwatch, not to mention a potentially great tablet. Even without the Nexus 4 2013 model, I’m quite intrigued to see what the company will be releasing in the future.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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