Sorry, Xiaomi, the Motorola/Lenovo duo is now third in market share

Sorry, Xiaomi, the Motorola/Lenovo duo is now third in market share
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:

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40 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Wow... How do yah like them apples? #shotsfired

5. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Why drag apple here? Lol!!

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It's a saying XD

16. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

It's a quote from a movie. I don't mean the company.

33. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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.

2. unwanted

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Lol , xiaomi still not completed Asia but lenovorola have presense most of the market. Will keep looking into Q4 results

14. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I liked this bc "Lenovorola"

27. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

True. Xiaomi is just giving handicap to Lenotorola or Motonovo or whatever they want to call the alliance.

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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.

35. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Lenovo... Well known brand... Where? I have never seen, or know anyone, who has a Lenovo brand of phone, tablet or computer?

36. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

You must live in North Korea.

3. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Soon Microsoft will rise up to take over the top spot. Mark my my words the most powerful OS can not be held back.

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

LOOOL! Thanks... you made my day! ;)

17. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

You laugh now, but soon you will want to make the transition over to Windows Phone.

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Why will that be? Will Metro finally bite the dust and be replaced with a UI that doesn't suck?

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

These are not the droids you're looking for. Move along.

40. ATInsider

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lol, MS's OS? Hope you are not talking about anything based on the complete miserable Windows 8 OS, including WP8. Nothing out to date can touch BB10's superiority.

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What that suppose to mean ?

9. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

If they build a whole new mobile OS just like Windows

12. hammertong

Posts: 41; Member since: May 10, 2010

Muhahahahahahahahahahaha................good one.

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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?

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You bringing facts into this....whats wrong with you?????

32. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The same thing that's been wrong with me since 05 December 2009. :D

23. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Yes sure... I thought so too. I had windows phones for 2 years and I was thinking they would catch up to competitors.

28. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Consumers would love to see the new Lumia challenge the big guys. If they can bring new innovations and attractiveness in their handsets, that would be great for the mobile community.

38. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Elop must've hit you in the head too hard while you were on your knees...

4. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Nonsense article. Lol!

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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.

24. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Like to your comment and a like to your username!

10. kiwison

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Well, that escalated quickly..

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