LG has the biggest increase in Android market share since June

LG has the biggest increase in Android market share since June
Which Android device manufacturer picked up the most market share between June and September? Would you have guessed LG? Thanks to the LG G3, the manufacturer picked up 1.7 percentage points, and now controls 10.4% of the Android smartphone market. That puts it second to Samsung. The latter saw its market share increase by 1 percentage point to 57.4% during the same time period.

The data was derived from following the web traffic of hundreds of millions of Android flavored phones and tablets from September 1 to September 30, 2014. The numbers were compared with the figures generated from June 1st through June 30th.

The forked version of Android used on the Amazon Kindle Fire line has surprisingly given Amazon the third largest market share for Android devices, at 6.9%. That is up .1pp from June. Surely it is not from the Amazon Fire Phone, which has not been selling that well. Motorola (6.4%, down from 6.7%) and HTC (4.8%, down from 5.5%) round out the top five. Sadly, Sony's lack of distribution has kept the web impact of its models down. That results in the company finishing in 11th place, behind Barnes and Nobel. As of the end of September, Sony had .7% of the Android market, down from the .9% it had at the end of June.


source: Chitika

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18 Comments

1. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I would like to see Motorola increase their share.

2. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

HTC, Motorola, LG, OnePlus, and occasionally Sammy make the best high-end Android phones you can get right now. I think that if people thought harder on which phone to buy, those brands would have more market share.

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Same here and I am shocked Moto is doing better than HTC.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Moto G, X and Droid series. Duh.

17. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I want to see samsung sharing there share ( Because they are selling devices at overpriced )

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Very good job LG!

4. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Lol Sony!

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Well they haven't exactly released a lot of their flagships in the US have they..

13. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

that's their problem.. not me! Ask them why not release in US!

14. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

They are addressing the issue as we speak. Releasing three Xperia Z3 variants in the US this month. The Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3V.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol. +1

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

LOL verizon! keep it up LG.

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

GJ LG! And go Samsung too. The top two are the best!

11. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Zte, Alcatel,Huawei better than Sony .

12. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Kinda buried the lead here. Yes, it is great LG has seen an increase. They freaking should as well- no manufacturer has improved their product more in the past couple of years. But.... Samsung STILL outsells the next 14 manufacturers combined (40.4% dwarfed by 57.4%). This chart really shows that even an "off" couple quarters by Samsung- which we have all heard about over and over- is still so far ahead of other Android manufacturers it is near comical. Maybe you can make the argument that Samsung doesn't make the best Androids if you want. But that is subjective. What isn't subjective is sales, which Sammy has and nearly no one else does.

15. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

another new contender: Sharp love their Sharp Aquos Crystal

16. Smarter

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

I agree that Samsung and LG are very googd phones but I am suprised that chinese phones like Alcatel, Motorola, Zte are succesful in the USA. I do not know why americans support foreign industrialists from China to get rich. And I have a question: What is the name of the company between ZTE and Alcatel in the chart?

18. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I'm not at all surprised to see this. Their are many consumers that love the option of removable batteries and SD cards. As I said a couple of weeks ago, I have rallied for the manufacturers to return theses options. I also predicted that LG would start gaining due to these options. As a side note to editors that review these phones. It would be wise to list removable batteries and expendable memory under "Pros" when giving pros and cons. Because, afterall, these are pros to today's smartphones. And in spite of tech sites trying to push the opposite, a good percentage of people really like these options. John B.

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