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Sorry, Xiaomi, the Motorola/Lenovo duo is now third in market share

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Sorry, Xiaomi, the Motorola/Lenovo duo is now third in market share
After Korean market research company HIS iSuppli yesterday revealed that its stats show that Chinese Xiaomi has become the third largest smartphone manufacturer on the planet (and IDC numbers corroborate those findings), we now have a curious turn-around – just 24 hours later. As a few of you might have already figured out, the official closing of the Lenovo/Motorola deal means that the duo (that has now merged into a single entity) means that Xiaomi has been pushed down to fourth again. 

Motorola Mobility's President, Rick Osterloh, realized that, too, and even tweeted the news himself:

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posted on 31 Oct 2014, 08:51 4

1. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1104; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Wow... How do yah like them apples?

#shotsfired

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:13 9

5. amasog (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Why drag apple here? Lol!!

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:22 3

13. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It's a saying XD

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 10:00

16. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1104; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


It's a quote from a movie. I don't mean the company.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 02:20 1

33. neela_akaash (Posts: 1187; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Not to forget, the not so old Xiaomi is serving just 15 countries (Officially) now, while others are available almost any parts of the world...

I wonder what will be the figure if Xiaomi is available worldwide.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 08:55 8

2. unwanted (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Lol , xiaomi still not completed Asia but lenovorola have presense most of the market. Will keep looking into Q4 results

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:23 2

14. antmiu2 (Posts: 312; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


I liked this bc "Lenovorola"

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 14:23

27. dimas (Posts: 2130; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


True. Xiaomi is just giving handicap to Lenotorola or Motonovo or whatever they want to call the alliance.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 20:55

30. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


It's not an alliance it's a bought over much like compaq bought over DE and HP bought over compaq.

Motorola is no more. Lenovo will sell a few token phones under Motorola but will eventually consolidated their own brand. Especially Lenovo is well known brand.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 06:35

35. Professor (Posts: 212; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Lenovo... Well known brand... Where? I have never seen, or know anyone, who has a Lenovo brand of phone, tablet or computer?

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 14:57

36. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


You must live in North Korea.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:02 1

3. tury694 (Posts: 167; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Soon Microsoft will rise up to take over the top spot. Mark my my words the most powerful OS can not be held back.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:13 12

6. boosook (Posts: 1436; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOOOL! Thanks... you made my day! ;)

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 10:03

17. tury694 (Posts: 167; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


You laugh now, but soon you will want to make the transition over to Windows Phone.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 10:11 5

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Why will that be? Will Metro finally bite the dust and be replaced with a UI that doesn't suck?

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 10:43 2

21. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4189; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


These are not the droids you're looking for. Move along.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:16

40. ATInsider (Posts: 22; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lol, MS's OS? Hope you are not talking about anything based on the complete miserable Windows 8 OS, including WP8.
Nothing out to date can touch BB10's superiority.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:14 2

7. sip1995 (Posts: 1575; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


What that suppose to mean ?

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:15 1

9. lhtbinh1909 (Posts: 89; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


If they build a whole new mobile OS just like Windows

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:22 1

12. hammertong (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Muhahahahahahahahahahaha................good one.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:37 3

15. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's had almost as long as Android has to pull this off. And while Android has risen to like 80 percent market share, Windows Phone has stayed in the low single digits.

But who am I to interrupt a bro's masturbation fantasy?

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 21:30 1

31. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


You bringing facts into this....whats wrong with you?????

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 23:53

32. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The same thing that's been wrong with me since 05 December 2009. :D

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 12:04 1

23. justrt (Posts: 385; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Yes sure... I thought so too. I had windows phones for 2 years and I was thinking they would catch up to competitors.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 14:25

28. dimas (Posts: 2130; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Consumers would love to see the new Lumia challenge the big guys. If they can bring new innovations and attractiveness in their handsets, that would be great for the mobile community.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 20:17

38. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Elop must've hit you in the head too hard while you were on your knees...

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:12

4. amasog (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Nonsense article. Lol!

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:14 4

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (limited) (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


I'm happy to see XiaoMi has fierce competition, so that we can learn each other.

I begin to support Motorola, we are one big family after all... family competition never harm but only bring healthier lesson to bring others down.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 12:08

24. justrt (Posts: 385; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Like to your comment and a like to your username!

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:19 1

10. kiwison (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


Well, that escalated quickly..

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 09:20 5

11. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


I have never been a big fan of Lenovo or Xiaomi,
I think their products are second class when it comes to quality
When you are used to a certain quality is hard to look elsewhere.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 14:29

29. dimas (Posts: 2130; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Xiaomi is good quality for their pricing. With Lenovo, I think they should just stick on PCs and laptops for now.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 15:19

37. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


What quality are you referring to?
The Xiaomi Mi3 has a aluminum-magnesium body and the Mi4 is steel.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is made of satellite grade carbon fiber and passed several military quality tests.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 20:20

39. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Brahhhhh....TIMMY!!!!

TIMMY!!!

Brahhhh...TIIIIIIMMMMMMYYYYY!!!!

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 10:20 1

19. foreverjin08 (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


The low sales of Moto is because of that they didn't explore Chinese market where surely will be explored by Lenovo. Motorola has good reputation in China, however, their lately announced products feature pure google services which are not functional and efficient in China. It can be seen that Lenovo will definitely modify all the moto products on the software aspects towards Chinese customers' habits. Now that Moto has both high-end and low-price devices in good quality, their growth can be expected when they start focusing on Chinese market. On this point, I believe Lenovo/Moto will hold the third position tightly for a while. But it is desperate for them to improve their phone cameras by a lot, which is a significantly important feature for Asian users.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 10:24

20. realjjj (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Actually that's total BS ,you can't count Moto as Lenovo before they owned it. Even for Q4 ,Lenovo gets just 2 months of Noto sales.
And they should be more cautious before celerating, they could end up not getting the thrid place at all, even just for a quarter. Huawei cold get 3rd in Q4 and Xiaomi in Q1.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 11:35 1

22. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Lenovorola huh? Lol. Thats quite a name.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 12:27 1

25. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Or Motovo...

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 12:43 1

26. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Xiaomi is not available globally idiot. Don't know when people will understand.
They sold so many phones in Asia that made them 3rd largest.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 03:04

34. sanchesyoo (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Sep 2014)


There are a sh*tload of Asians to whom they can sell too, China taking approx 1.8billion potential buyers from the whole Asia. That is with their ultra low prices that they made No.3 When they are available worldwide they'll be probably beating Sammy and iDevices at ease

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