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LG is the fastest growing Android manufacturer in the U.S. states report

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LG is the fastest growing Android manufacturer in the U.S. states report
A new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, shows that Android is expanding its share of the U.S. smartphone market. After the release of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c last September led to market share gains for iOS in the states, Android has regained momentum. The latest stats show that Google's open source OS has added 3.9 percentage points to its slice of the U.S. smartphone pie over the last year.

Among the myriad Android manufacturers, none is adding to its share of the U.S.market any greater than LG. The Korean manufacturer is now the third largest smartphone producer in the U.S. with 8% of the stateside market. LG now trails only Apple and Samsung in U.S. smartphone market share.

Unlike past years, when LG depended on its low to mid-range models, it is the high-end LG G2 that is now leading the way. According to Kantar, the LG G2 tops the Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in customer recommendation scores with a figure of 9.2 out of 10. The flagship iPhone model scored a 9.1, and the latest iteration of Samsung's phablet received a 9.0 score.

"The LG G2 marks a significant change in direction for LG, now aiming squarely towards the top end of the market. Customer recommendation figures for the past three months show the LG G2 has the highest rating of any new handset at 9.2 out of 10, followed by the iPhone 5S at 9.1 and Samsung Galaxy Note III at 9.0. User advocacy is hugely important in mobile and this is great news to help LG maintain its momentum. Selling phones is one thing, getting your buyers to help you sell even more is another."-Dominic Sunnebo, strategic insight director, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech

The rumored (but unannounced) LG G3 is expected to be a monster release for LG later this year. The phone is rumored to offer a 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 and is also tipped to be waterproof and dustproof. If LG delivers the goods with its next flagship model, it might be able to continue adding to its U.S. market share.

source: KantarWorldpanelComTech

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posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:40 14

1. Lt.Green (Posts: 318; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


LG is one lucky goldstar.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:41 2

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2243; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


lol. Though I had always thought that LG stands for "Life's Garbage"

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:46

31. refillable (Posts: 583; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


lol. That's not funny.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:49 5

5. LGisgood (limited) (Posts: 428; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG always the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

G3 PLEASE.........

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:13 3

27. Louie5431 (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)


LG is better than other brand

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:18 4

9. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


LG shares the similar DNA with Samsung.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:39 4

11. blingblingthing (Posts: 419; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Sent from my LG G2.
Actually using desktop and Chrome, But my G2 is right beside me.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:19

15. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2243; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


OH YEAH NISSAN GT-R MAN GOOD TASTE ! !

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:31 7

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3248; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nexus 5 and lg g2 did that.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:41

18. Ashoaib (Posts: 1212; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Well lucky goldstar is going to have apple running behind along with icourts... dont grow lg if you want free of icourts headache, you dont know lg that you are a carbon copy of apple

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:42 6

3. Kishin (Posts: 579; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Go LG..Go I m big fan...

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 14:56

22. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


me too. G2 was arguably the best phone of the year. Cant wait to see them continue with the G3.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:43 10

4. Antimio (Posts: 125; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Nexus 5 FTW!

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:10 3

6. lee480 (Posts: 172; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Too bad they don't make any profits out of their phones. Been bleeding money. Let's see how they can sustain.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 12:10

19. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Actually, LG did turn a profit last quarter, I believe. I'd have to double check to be sure.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 16:21

23. pyradark (Posts: 740; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


They are not bleeding like htc. They dont make profit high profit as sony on Mobile division due to cheap prices

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:11 3

7. datphoneguy (Posts: 136; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


I don't doubt LG G2 is a solid phone, but I have yet to see even one in the wild as of yet....

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:11

14. Beaustir45 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


that stinks for you, I've got one and got 4 of them for the rest of my family and that missing bezel makes the phone looks so high end.

Also, the price is between $150-200 cheaper than its competitors

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 12:11 1

20. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Really? I've seen plenty. Including the one I'm typing on right now.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 19:23 1

25. alouden (Posts: 187; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Me neither...well, except for the one in my hand. Soon to be replaced by the G3....

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 06:36

30. blingblingthing (Posts: 419; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Same here. I have the only G2 that I know.

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 19:50

32. refillable (Posts: 583; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Yep, I saw hundreds of iPhone 5 and S, Samsung S4, LG L9 but haven't seen an LG G2 on the wild... Well perhaps people here really are blind to tech and rarely look at HTC one or G2.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:16 4

8. hurrycanger (Posts: 773; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


LG deserves it. The G2 is awesome!

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:25

10. antonioli (Posts: 169; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Competition is always good. Let see what One M8, Xperia Z2 and the next Motorola flagship can do against iPhone and Galaxy S/Note. I think that LG and the others are failing in low-mid. They had to see the Moto G as a model to pursue.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:42 1

12. Adrian38 (Posts: 101; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Awesome news! The G2 is probably the best Android phone out there at the moment.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:05

13. cncrim (Posts: 459; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Great LG. Keep radical innovation like G2 coming ..... plus keep your software update 2 years friendly soon enough LG will bite into apple and samsung shares.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:37 1

17. robert26101 (Posts: 73; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


I've never considered them because they are bad at updating their phones.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 12:14

21. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


I used to back away from LG. But ever since the dropped the G Pro, Nexus 4, G2, Nexus 5, G Flex and G Pro 2, LG has been on a roll. All They need to do now is stay on top of updating their handsets and they'll also be able to be the #3 OEM on the world wide stage as well.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 17:29

24. mikewillz (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Cant wait to see the G3 drop. G2 is nothing short of awesome

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:03

26. fzacek (Posts: 1220; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I don't know why they're probably increasing the LG G3 to 5.5 inches, 5.2 inches was perfect. LG is awesome anyway!!!

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 21:19

28. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 815; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I agree. If they go 5.5", I'm afraid the G2 is the end of the LG Line for me, unless they can work some crazy magic and make the G3 the same size as the G2 (Not gonna happen).

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 02:44

29. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


But....Android is nothing without Samsung.....

Would be interesting to know the profits of LG in that time too....to shut up all the folks saying only Samsung is making money on Android land.

Moto devices are gonna be the next article. A few of us has been saying....only reason Samsung is leading the pack is because they try to cover all the points with features, specs, prices. With Moto offering the low priced, all around good device the Moto G...and the higher end, low priced Moto X....its their turn.

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