LG doesn't see the Lenovo - Motorola deal as a threat to its smartphone business

LG doesn't see the Lenovo - Motorola deal as a threat to its smartphone business
While the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo is still awaiting regulatory approvals, the deal will most likely go through in the near future. As a result, Lenovo and Motorola combined will become a top 3 smartphone maker, trailing only Samsung and Apple. Despite that, LG, currently the world’s fourth largest smartphone maker, doesn’t see the deal as a threat. At least that’s what Kim Jong Hoon, head of product planning at LG’s mobile division, told to ZDNet.

Reportedly, the LG exec said that “internally” they “aren’t discussing much about” Lenovo and Motorola.

LG is off to a good start this year, having just revealed the G Pro 2, a larger and improved successor to 2013’s G Pro. The company should also announce a G2 Mini later this month, and a G3 flagship handset towards the end of the second quarter.

Of course, Lenovo and Motorola will also introduce new handsets, so it remains to be seen if LG is right in having a care-free attitude regarding this new "truly global smartphone company." Lenovo's CEO recently said that it's confident it can make Motorola profitable again, and that could mean trouble for LG.

source: ZDNet Korea



1. lee480 unregistered

Someone remind LG they actually don't make profits out of smartphones. LG is too insignificant to make a dent in the smartphone industry.

3. X.E.R.O. unregistered


5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

*SMACK!* and a *WAPOW!* for you.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

As a consumer, I don't freakin care. Lol. As long as their phones are good, users would be happy. Yes, LG has been making very good phones recently. And don't worry too much for LG. That company knows better than you do. :)

17. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

If u only care about yourself, then u may find out one day, they dont bring 5.0 version to your G3 due to lack of profit on their mobile division

19. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Only say that if it doesnt happen pyradark.

21. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Hmm... Are you serious? If you care about LG or worry for LG, how will it help the company to push about 5.0 version to the G3? Please explain. Now here is the thing: If I buy an LG phone, I am already helping LG make profits. ;)

18. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

LG's profit grew during 2013...

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Will someone smack the commentor above me for being so stupid

20. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Only if your talking about lee480 and pyradark.

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Almost every leading company say that, but look at them now, i don't know the current revenue for their smartphone, but what i know is that they are not even the leading company in this market.

7. X.E.R.O. unregistered

I think the Motonovo mash-up makes them a force to be reckoned with. Motorola is a brand people already know & trust, back that up with some Lenovo muscle and you have a strong competitor. Even Samsung should be threatened IMO.

10. SleepingOz unregistered

Exactly and they sure know it. They just don't want to admit it in public. Lenovo make great yet affordable products.

8. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

despite the market.. LG still holds the best smartphones on the line.. G2 and G Pro 2 are just the best..

11. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

you're right about this one...

12. papss unregistered

Moto is a skeleton of its former self. I wouldn't worry if I were lg

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And Nokia isn't?

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

No, cuz Nokia is more than just mobile phones.

16. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually, not anymore they're not. Nokia had the same thing happen to them. Both were very diverse but now the entities that we're discussing, the mobile phone side, is all they do. Moto was bought by Lenovo, Nokia's Lumia handset division was bought by MS. Other entities still exist that they used to be a part of, but the divisions that make handsets are both on their own. Motorola used to be very diverse, two-way, first responder, networking, set top boxes, etc. As I recall, Nokia did handsets and networking, if there was more please let me know. But the point is, when I started using cell phones, there was pretty much only 2 names, Motorola and Nokia. Motorola was mostly dealing with North America, where Nokia was more global. Motorola did ok, while Nokia for a time ended up being the largest mobile OEM with a globally used OS. If anything, Nokia fell a lot further from their peak than Motorola did.

13. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

LG doesn't even have clairvoyance to know that Lenovorola will not be a threat to them. Just wait and see on what will be totally happen if Lenovorola will be successful or will be unsuccessful.

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