Lenovo might soon trail only Samsung among Android manufacturers

Lenovo might soon trail only Samsung among Android manufacturers
Thanks to its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, Chinese tech firm Lenovo might soon find itself looking up at only Samsung among Android manufacturers. According to those meddling Taiwan supply chain makers, the combination of Lenovo's strength in China and emerging markets, and Motorola Mobility's strong showing in the U.S. and Europe, will allow the company to embark on a strong growth trend globally.

Samsung currently is said to have 65% of the global Android market, followed by LG (7%), HTC (6%), Sony (5%) and Motorola Mobility (4%). On April 11th, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released. Flagship models are expected to be announced shortly for LG (LG G3) and HTC (The All New HTC One) while Sony (Sony Xperia Z2) has already outed its new flagship at MWC.

With all of those new models expected to eventually grace retailers' and carriers' shelves, Lenovo will need to come up with a home run if this forecast is going to come true. Thanks to the relationship Motorola has with Verizon for its DROID range, the Chinese manufacturer now has the ear of the largest mobile carrier in the U.S., which can't hurt.

source: DigiTimes

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17 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

They produce extremely crap laptops. The gpu got messed in my notebook and motherboard got shot for unspecified reason. I had to pay $170 even under warranty.

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

yes, low to mid range lenovo laptops suck. i can attest to that.

11. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Me too...and their customer service is beyond pathetic...i bought a laptop 4 months ago...it has overheating problems and a faulty screen...and over that when they came too fix my screen, while changing it they broke the frame's lock and its been over a month and after sending them 10s of mails and posting on their facebook page....their reply is this "I would like to inform you that, we are trying to replace the defective part and have sent an approval request to relevant team and waiting for an update. We shall follow up and keep you posted on the progress shortly" Over that they have the audacity to send me a mail asking how i liked their service and when i dont reply to that...a reminder to take the survey....but whats the point...i gave all negative remarks but its not as if they ever did anything..

5. SleepingOz unregistered

My Y510P highest config is a freaking monster and it never overheats unlike my previous laptops, Dell, HP and Vaio.

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

My previous sony vaio notebook never let me down in my 5 year experience. It was not the best value for money but got it why it was expensive. Two water spills and a tea spill nothing happened. Sad it got outdated in terms of specs.

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The last time I checked Lenovo was rated number 2,, only behind Apple.....

2. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I think the Motonovo mash-up makes them a force to be reckoned with. Having Lenovo's manufacturing capabilities backed up with Motorola branding, you got a fierce competitor.

17. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

woh ! ur profile picture is one of the Sony Z2's wallpaper right? I am using it for my phone wallpaper...nice! =D

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Woah, Samsung has 65% and the closest competitor (LG) has 7%??? Explains why Google have to be concerned. Had no idea Sony was STILL trailing behind HTC, very interesting times ahead :) Lenovo have their work cut-out for them.

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This kind of reminds me of Smartphone market share... ................... For example...Android with 80%, iOS with 15%, and WP with 5%... We wouldn't exactly say that HTC, LG, Sony, and Motorola phones are not as good as Samsung devices because they aren't as popular, and don't sell as well... No, we wouldn't... .................. Likewise we shouldn't judge a OS by it's popularity either..

16. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

You must be very happy then!

7. papss unregistered

It looks like only SS is making money in android land... That is a huge gap

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Read my comment above.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Motorola has a strong showing in the USA? Since when?

18. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

When was the last time you bought your Motorola? About that time. LOL.

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sammy is the King right now.

15. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If they want to keep that position they better recruit new designers.

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