KOREAN HARDWARE FIRM LG has spoken about its plans for 2014, revealing that it will announce a smartwatch to compete with Apple and Samsung.
LG Bulgaria manager of mobile products Dimitar Vulex revealed the details during an interview with dnevnik.bg. When asked whether LG plans to enter the wearables market, Vulex gushed about the firm's plans to unveil a smartwatch in 2014, going so far as to say that it will make its debut in the US and feature a flexible display in some markets.
Don't expect LG to bring any Google style glasses to market though, as Vulex isn't a fan. He said during the interview, "For the goggles [I] have a reserved opinion. I do not know whether it would be necessary as a mass product."
A watch isn't all that LG has got up its sleeve, however. Vulex said that LG's main focus will remain on mobile phones going forward, adding that the firm is looking to make its smartphones even bigger. While most phone manufacturers strive to keep their future plans under wraps, Vulex didn't seem to care, adding that the firm will launch a phablet that will be even larger than its flagship LG G2 smartphone.
Hinting that the firm got carried away with the size of its phone screens, Vulex added that LG will also re-enter the tablet market in 2014.
Speaking about the firm's tablet plans, Vulex said, "Most manufacturers operate at a loss. But since it is a very growing market and has emerged as a very large [market], over the next few years [LG] will take part. Probably by the end of the year there will be a tablet."
LG will also release a Firefox OS smartphone next year, but the firm didn't reveal any further details about this. µ
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