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

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 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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32 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

LG is one lucky goldstar.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

31. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

lol. That's not funny.

5. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG always the best!!!!!!!!!!!! G3 PLEASE.........

27. Louie5431

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

LG is better than other brand

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

LG shares the similar DNA with Samsung.

11. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

OH YEAH NISSAN GT-R MAN GOOD TASTE ! !

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nexus 5 and lg g2 did that.

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 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

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

22. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

4. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Nexus 5 FTW!

6. lee480 unregistered

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

19. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

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

23. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

7. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 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....

14. Beaustir45

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 26, 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

20. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

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

25. alouden unregistered

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

30. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

32. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

LG deserves it. The G2 is awesome!

10. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 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.

12. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

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

13. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

17. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

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

21. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 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.

24. mikewillz

Posts: 52; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

26. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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!!!

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