Is LG’s Homeboy tablet actually a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3?
August 29, 2013 | 1:39 pm
By Elisabeth Young
Perhaps two of the most popular Korean brands are LG and Samsung. We can consider these two as big rivals when it comes to consumer electronics and gadgets, but in a weird twist of fate, LG is going to benefit from a Samsung product. Why? LG’s very own cellular network, LG U+, is offering the “Homeboy” tablet. And this Homeboy tablet is in fact a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.
LG is simply rebranding the 7-inch Android tablet. LG is the third-largest wireless operator in South Korea, and its latest product will of course allow Koreans to access movies, songs, e-books, and TV channels.
The Homeboy also works as a security system for the home; its camera can detect a possible intruder whenever you’re out. Homeboy service, meanwhile will be available with a monthly subscription fee ranging from 16,000 to 20,000 won.
LG doesn’t really have its own tablet offering, so maybe that’s why it’s banking on Samsung’s product. But then LG, is rumored to be unveiling a GPad at the upcoming IFA, so I suppose we’ll have to wait and see.
But a Samsung tablet, giving business to LG? Looks like it…
A version of this post originally appeared on GadgeTell.