Over 10 million Motorola smartphones were sold in Q4 2014

Over 10 million Motorola smartphones were sold in Q4 2014
Now a Lenovo company, Motorola Mobility has had a pretty good quarter in Q4 2014. According to Lenovo, more than 10 million Motorola smartphones were sold around the world during the quarter - a 118% increase over Q3 2013. This is the first time when Motorola hits the 10 million sales mark (when it comes to smartphones, not mobile phones in general).

While Lenovo doesn't say which Motorola handsets were the most successful last year, we already know that the Moto G takes the crown, being Motorola's best-selling smartphone to date.

Overall, Moto's handsets added $1.9 billion to Lenovo's quarterly revenues. However, Motorola Mobility is not yet profitable, but Lenovo says it's "on track to be profitable within 4-6 quarters."

Lenovo reaffirmed that, together with Motorola, it's now the world's third largest smartphone maker, grabbing about 6.6% of the global market share. The company also said that it sold 3.7 million tablets in the last quarter, up 9% year-on-year.

source: Lenovo



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Guess Google did gut it too close to the bone as haters said.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 6847; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's still pretty good. Considering all of WP only sold that many devices as well for the same quarter.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

True it is pretty good, I expect this year should be better. Allowing that little more transition time to settle in. I'm thinking that was perhaps a little of the issue, slow scale up to demand. Plus Google was probably still meddling with them and new N6.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Could have sold more had they been more diligent with the X line of phones. Being modest in specs with flagship prices doesn't make sales.

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Buddy of mine picked up the Moto G 2014. Solid beast decent screen solid speakers, I took that thing out of the box and I couldn't believe he paid $170 for it. It's built so well, so solid. If you handed me it and a galaxy s5 and told me the s5 cost three times what it did I wouldn't believe you. I may yet return moto, but I felt HTC deserved a shot from me, & I am actually pretty dang happy with my M8. now I am still in the market for a full sized Android tablet 10", the Nexus 9 just doesn't scratch the itch.

4. SyCo87

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Good, hopefully their sales continue which keeps them competitive.

6. jonartpop

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Motorola needs to start selling its phones in Indonesia tbh.

10. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

moto g moto e

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Only 10 million? If that's what Lenovo was forecasting then ok.

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's a pretty big leap, very solid progress for Motorola. I mean, it's still a fraction of what Samsung's sold for the same period-about 70 million handsets-but it's a much bigger fraction than Motorola has typically had. Speaking of which, I registered for a discount code yesterday. If my tax return comes in on time I might just have myself a 2014 X.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That number is too vague. We don't know if that's the low cost Motorola devices plus the Moto X or if they're including the first generation model.

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You mean the first gen model of the Moto X and Moto G? Well, considering that this is Q4 earnings (Lenovo's 3rd quarter, but Q4 in the general financial world, meaning October through the end of December) the first generation devices probably counted for very little, if any sales since they were stopped almost immediately after the new devices went live (which was around September).

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