Sorry, Xiaomi, the Motorola/Lenovo duo is now third in market share
posted by Chris P. / Oct 31, 2014, 8:48 AM
After Korean market research company HIS iSuppli yesterday revealed that its stats show that Chinese Xiaomi has become the third largest smartphone manufacturer on the planet (and IDC numbers corroborate those findings), we now have a curious turn-around – just 24 hours later. As a few of you might have already figured out, the official closing of the Lenovo/Motorola deal means that the duo (that has now merged into a single entity) means that Xiaomi has been pushed down to fourth again.
Motorola Mobility's President, Rick Osterloh, realized that, too, and even tweeted the news himself:
According to the IDC, Xiaomi shipped 17.3 million handsets in Q3, while Lenovo managed 16.9 million by itself. Unfortunately, the exact number of Motorola handsets sold is unknown, but it's obviously enough to tip the numbers in Lenovorola's favor. That said, Xiaomi has seen growth rates explode in the past year, so it's uncertain if the new alliance will hold onto its third spot for long. We'll live and we'll see.
source: @rosterloh via BGR, IDC
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Wow... How do yah like them apples? #shotsfired
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 8:51 AM 4
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Why drag apple here? Lol!!
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 9:13 AM 9
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Not to forget, the not so old Xiaomi is serving just 15 countries (Officially) now, while others are available almost any parts of the world... I wonder what will be the figure if Xiaomi is available worldwide.
posted on Nov 01, 2014, 2:20 AM 1
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Lol , xiaomi still not completed Asia but lenovorola have presense most of the market. Will keep looking into Q4 results
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 8:55 AM 8
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True. Xiaomi is just giving handicap to Lenotorola or Motonovo or whatever they want to call the alliance.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 2:23 PM 0
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It's not an alliance it's a bought over much like compaq bought over DE and HP bought over compaq. Motorola is no more. Lenovo will sell a few token phones under Motorola but will eventually consolidated their own brand. Especially Lenovo is well known brand.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 8:55 PM 0
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Soon Microsoft will rise up to take over the top spot. Mark my my words the most powerful OS can not be held back.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 9:02 AM 1
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LOOOL! Thanks... you made my day! ;)
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 9:13 AM 12
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It's had almost as long as Android has to pull this off. And while Android has risen to like 80 percent market share, Windows Phone has stayed in the low single digits. But who am I to interrupt a bro's masturbation fantasy?
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 9:37 AM 3
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I'm happy to see XiaoMi has fierce competition, so that we can learn each other. I begin to support Motorola, we are one big family after all... family competition never harm but only bring healthier lesson to bring others down.
posted on Oct 31, 2014, 9:14 AM 4
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