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Lenovo might soon trail only Samsung among Android manufacturers

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Lenovo might soon trail only Samsung among Android manufacturers
Thanks to its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, Chinese tech firm Lenovo might soon find itself looking up at only Samsung among Android manufacturers. According to those meddling Taiwan supply chain makers, the combination of Lenovo's strength in China and emerging markets, and Motorola Mobility's strong showing in the U.S. and Europe, will allow the company to embark on a strong growth trend globally.

Samsung currently is said to have 65% of the global Android market, followed by LG (7%), HTC (6%), Sony (5%) and Motorola Mobility (4%). On April 11th, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released. Flagship models are expected to be announced shortly for LG (LG G3) and HTC (The All New HTC One) while Sony (Sony Xperia Z2) has already outed its new flagship at MWC.

With all of those new models expected to eventually grace retailers' and carriers' shelves, Lenovo will need to come up with a home run if this forecast is going to come true. Thanks to the relationship Motorola has with Verizon for its DROID range, the Chinese manufacturer now has the ear of the largest mobile carrier in the U.S., which can't hurt.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:37 5

1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


They produce extremely crap laptops. The gpu got messed in my notebook and motherboard got shot for unspecified reason. I had to pay $170 even under warranty.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:54 1

4. pwnarena (Posts: 873; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


yes, low to mid range lenovo laptops suck. i can attest to that.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 08:22 2

11. draconic1991 (Posts: 130; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Me too...and their customer service is beyond pathetic...i bought a laptop 4 months ago...it has overheating problems and a faulty screen...and over that when they came too fix my screen, while changing it they broke the frame's lock and its been over a month and after sending them 10s of mails and posting on their facebook page....their reply is this

"I would like to inform you that, we are trying to replace the defective part and have sent an approval request to relevant team and waiting for an update. We shall follow up and keep you posted on the progress shortly"

Over that they have the audacity to send me a mail asking how i liked their service and when i dont reply to that...a reminder to take the survey....but whats the point...i gave all negative remarks but its not as if they ever did anything..

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:54 4

5. SleepingOz (unregistered)


My Y510P highest config is a freaking monster and it never overheats unlike my previous laptops, Dell, HP and Vaio.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:32 2

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


My previous sony vaio notebook never let me down in my 5 year experience. It was not the best value for money but got it why it was expensive. Two water spills and a tea spill nothing happened. Sad it got outdated in terms of specs.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:07 3

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3534; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


The last time I checked Lenovo was rated number 2,, only behind Apple.....

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:48 1

2. Lt.Green (Posts: 371; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I think the Motonovo mash-up makes them a force to be reckoned with. Having Lenovo's manufacturing capabilities backed up with Motorola branding, you got a fierce competitor.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 19:47 1

17. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


woh ! ur profile picture is one of the Sony Z2's wallpaper right? I am using it for my phone wallpaper...nice! =D

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:49 3

3. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Woah, Samsung has 65% and the closest competitor (LG) has 7%??? Explains why Google have to be concerned.

Had no idea Sony was STILL trailing behind HTC, very interesting times ahead :)

Lenovo have their work cut-out for them.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:13 3

8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3534; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


This kind of reminds me of Smartphone market share...
...................
For example...Android with 80%, iOS with 15%, and WP with 5%... We wouldn't exactly say that HTC, LG, Sony, and Motorola phones are not as good as Samsung devices because they aren't as popular, and don't sell as well... No, we wouldn't...
..................
Likewise we shouldn't judge a OS by it's popularity either..

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:07 2

14. tarek1980 (Posts: 52; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Samsung provide good hardware, SD card, replaceable battery , reasonable price & more options and controls in Touchwize Rom, other OEMS like HTC & Sony don't like to listen or understand what people wants .

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:30

16. Odiin (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


You must be very happy then!

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:12 1

7. papss (unregistered)


It looks like only SS is making money in android land... That is a huge gap

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 07:14 1

9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3534; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Read my comment above.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 08:34 1

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3450; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Motorola has a strong showing in the USA? Since when?

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:34

18. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 150; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)


When was the last time you bought your Motorola? About that time. LOL.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 09:23

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Sammy is the King right now.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:57 3

15. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


If they want to keep that position they better recruit new designers.

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