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LG shifting its focus away from smartphones? Absolutely not!

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Nov 2013, 01:46

LG has reached out to inform us that the rumors of it shifting its focus away from smartphones are completely untrue. Putting all of the information that follows below in the fiction category, an LG spokesperson has issued the following statement for us to let us know just how serious LG is when it comes to its smartphone business...

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posted on 20 Nov 2013, 18:47 11

25. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

you realize that fanboyism is ultimately self destructive. the only reason samsung is who they are today is because they made something like an apple clone phone.
and i'm not taking shots with that comment. everyone clones everyone else. i'm just pointing out that the only reason they are who they are today is because they came into their own with the razor edge of the iphone against their throats.
why do you think competition-less state monopoly protected industries are havens for backwardness and inefficiency?
there also, i am not saying samsung is or is like a state sanctioned monopoly (i just know how fanboys and/or trolls work with regards to saying exactly what you mean). i am saying that the only reason samsung is spending millions to create innovations for phones as great as the gs4 and the n3 is because of the existence of lg, sony, htc, and others.
if you truly loved samsung and their devices the best thing you could hope for is for them to lose marketshare and fast.
because that sort of threat is what makes any of the great smartphone makers great.
anyone wishing for samsung to have a monopoly is effectively the same as an apple fanboy because the end result of either of those groups getting their fondest dreams is basically identical.
so go on, continue to fanboy, but i just want to point out the utter mindlessness and stupidity of your smartphone ideological position. cheer for your tribe. just remember that it is a tribe the next time you accuse anyone of being like a certain wooly, baaing mammal that often comes up in these discussions.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 15:35 3

11. Mrmark (Posts: 303; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)

webOS phone please ! Lol had to say it sorry ...maybe not

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 15:54 2

12. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

LG has always made awesome TV's. All I ever buy. I really like the Flex too, I just don't care for their Android skin.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 16:16 2

15. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

"Keep in mind that LG isn't disappearing from the smartphone industry completely, just cutting back on how much of the company will be devoted to the device."

I guess some ppl missed this lil tidbit of info. Read the entire article ppl, LG isnt giving up on smartphones, just going to focus more on their TV's.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 16:32 4

18. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

They ramped up phones if anything else. Getting two Nexus models helped a lot as well. Personally, I'd have never considered getting a LG phone if it wasn't for the Nexus 4 being so solid. Right now, I'm loving my G2.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 16:20 1

16. Deadeye37 (Posts: 192; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

I hope they put those phone engineers to good use on the smart TVs. To make a smart TV with a good interface & features that the phones have would be really good.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:17 10

19. egbtmagus (Posts: 93; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

LG is just slowing rollout of handsets, they don't plan to flood the market every 6 months with 12 devices like Samsung does. They don't plan to have the LG G2, G2 Active, G2 Mini, G2 Mega, G2 Ultra, G2 Flex and G2 Advance. They want a small product lineup thats more directly aimed.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:25 1

21. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

This sounds logical. So many good things said about the last 2 Nexus's... LG might take that Nexus, iPhone strategy and run with it.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 19:12 7

27. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)

You forgot G2 Zoom.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 22:01 2

31. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)

so many g2 version will just make the sales lower

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:21

20. Cyberchum (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

And people wished Nokia had joined the Android ship. Small companies like Nokia can't survive here, only conglomerates like Sony, Samsung, LG etc can, at least other divisions can support them when their purse runs dry.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 18:39 5

24. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)

i think the reason people wanted nokia to jump on the android ship is because specifically they are the opposite of a small company.
yeah, they sort of lost everything, but the argument is that if they had jumped to android they might have turned it around.
up until very recently they were the smartphone company. no question. they may die, but they are definitely not small.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 08:09 1

41. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

I remember watching stats of the biggest companiest several years ago. Nokia was the size of Microsoft, and three times of Google...
I know that Nokia was never big in US market, and recently it's a shadow of its former strength, but it's just funny reading opinions of people who think that Nokia has always been a small company...

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 21:47

46. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Nokia may not be what it was five or ten years ago, but calling them "small" makes you look extremely unknowledgeable. Their patent portfolio alone is worth billions of dollars.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 18:30

22. joejoe5709 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

I think that's a bad idea. I think they should follow Samsung and try to make their TV's more integrated with mobile tech. People are very willing to purchase devices that are all the same brand especially if they communicate well with each other. If you have an LG TV and you enjoy it, you're likely to buy an LG phone. And it goes both ways. Sorry to say, but Samsung's doing it right. Keep at it, LG!

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 18:35

23. mike2959 (Posts: 578; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

If they would support their products with updates. I've had the G, G Pro, and now the G2. All awesome phones, so I end up rooting, custom ROM. Not to many custom ROMS though. Great phones.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 20:19 3

29. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Bugger I personally don't want an Apple vs Samsung competition. I hope Nokia, Sony, and Motorola will pull back up.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 21:36

30. TechnoTechyes (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)

All you need is 10,000 people earning a $1/hr. to build the phones, and 1,000 lawyers earning $1,000/hr. to defend them... What's the problem?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 22:09

32. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)

lg need to more focus on its mid-low range device
more suggested to use the latest mediatek soc instance of 2~3year old mid-low range soc
and also their design, after optimus g , every new phone just has a terrible design
as a lg fans, feel sad about this
and also they should launch their phone global ASAP after anounced it

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 22:20 3

33. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

They should just pull out of the USA like Sony. You can follow common sense when catering to other countries. The USA is unpredictable because the consumers are just so stupid.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 01:08

36. Darkerm (Posts: 319; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

I just hoping for LG G3 in jan 2014.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:54 1

56. E.S.1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

If that happens I'll probably get it. Just because how good my LG G2 is. The best phone I ever had.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 04:50

40. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

so its either samsung or sony on android,head to head.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 14:50

44. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Thats a shame, I thought LG had finally arrived in the big leagues, with the G2 taking on the GS4, Note 3, iPhone5S, HTC One and One Max.

LOL at the Sony fanboys who say "Sony are coming", that rubbish is getting older than Apple iPhone's death rumours, lol. You've BEEEEN saying Sony is on their way and each year they fail. Thanks for the laugh though.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 15:04

45. linaresx (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)

People buy TVs about every 10 years but we buy mobile phones every 2 or less. Did Steve Ballmer leave Microsoft to head up LG?

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 02:06

47. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

If Samsung's here, LG is also here. So they won't give up so fast, but they made consumers give up on their phones. For example, it's almost December and LG still haven't release the G2 in some countries including mine. This is one of the example of why LG can't beat Samsung.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 02:09 1

48. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Woot! I'm glad they're not shifting their focus away from the mobile market. I will look forward to their future handsets.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 02:28

49. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

Major fail of journalism, PA!
Can you Please ease down with spam articles?
I hope this will teach you a lesson

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 03:16

51. Jericho (unregistered)

All i can say is EPIC FAIL!!!!!!! on PA's Part.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 03:20 1

52. Reeyawn (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)

At least give us LG users a timeframe when you will give us KitKat to show that you are commited.

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