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LG, Motorola, Android and Windows Phone gain market share as Apple falls in …

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

LG, Motorola, Android and Windows Phone gain market share as Apple falls in …
News from SmartCompany.com.au:

LG, Motorola, Google Android and Windows Phone all gained market share in major smartphone markets, while Apple lost ground, according to new Kantar WorldPanel figures.

The figures show Android represents 58.5% of the Australian smartphone market in the quarter to February, within the margin of error of the 58.8% share it claimed for the same quarter last year.

Interestingly, BlackBerry gained some ground in the Australian market, albeit off a low base, growing from 0.4% a year earlier.

Windows Phone also grew in Australia, increasing from 3.5% to 5%. Meanwhile, Apple saw its Australian market share drop from 34.8% to 33.9%.

Globally, Android reported market share gains in Germany (71.9% to 75.7%), France (61.9% to 67.7%), Italy (58.5% to 67.6%), the US (51.1% to 55%), China (71% to 80.3%) and Japan (43.7% to 44.8%). The only declines were in Britain (58.3% to 54%) and Span (92% to 88%).

Meanwhile, Windows Phone gained market share in Germany (5.4% to 7.5%), Britain (6.7%), France (6.3% to 8.3%), Italy (11.9% to 16.1%), Spain (4.5% to 6.3%) and the US (4.1% to 5.3%).

In contrast, Apple’s…………… continues on SmartCompany.com.au

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Android Phone Comparisons: LG G2 VS HTC One M8
News from Android Headlines – Android News:

 

Introduction

This comparison has an older face, the LG G2 from the end of September, and a new face, the just released HTC One M8.  I know there will be the naysayers that will say WHY did you pair the new HTC One M8 with this older model – well, I will tell you.  The LG G2 and the HTC One M8 are actually very close in specifications and the G2 has stood the test of time – there are many people who just will not give up their LG G2, and that speaks volumes.  Both devices use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor – true the one in the HTC One is overclocked, but they are not all that much different.  They both have 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage, although the HTC One M8 does have room for a microSD card for additional storage. Both have non-removable batteries. Take a look at their specifications below and then we’ll talk about the differences between both devices before we pick a winner. 

Specifications

LG G2

The LG G2 was the fir…………… continues on Android Headlines – Android News

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Classy Envelope Wallet & Phone Case for LG Fathom VS750 (Passionfruit Pink)


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The Best Android Phone, Device On the 2014 Market : LG G2, Huawei, Google …

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The Best Android Phone, Device On the 2014 Market : LG G2, Huawei, Google …
News from Latin Post:

First Posted: Mar 15, 2014 09:45 AM EDT

There are a lot of choices when it comes to Android phones these days. A few years ago, Android phones were considered to be the cheaper version of iPhones and BlackBerrys, but with an increase in the number of companies developing Android phones, the choices have become a lot more interesting, but, which one is the best?

Each brand has its unique features. For most consumers who want to get a phone at a budget price, LG and Huawei are the best brand choices. Top ranking phones include Sony, Samsung and HTC.

One of the best choices is the LG G2. Set at over $ 200, the phone provides high-end features with impressive design. Aside from the lack of a microSD card slot, the rest of its features are a cut above the rest of the competition at its price.

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Tech review: LG G Flex – World’s first curved, flexible smartphone
News from kdvr.com:

Posted on: 9:20 am, March 14, 2014, by Nancy Melear, updated on: 03:57pm, March 14, 2014

Flip phones were all the rage in the 90’s but over the past 7 years or so, candy bar style smartphones have taken over.  Flat phones.  Now, LG is out with what it calls the first ever curved, flexible smartphone. I had a few weeks to demo the new LG G Flex on Sprint.

First Impressions

The LG G Flex is big!  It has a 6” screen so it’s closer in size to a 7” tablet than it is to an iPhone.  The Phablet (phone/tablet) market has been growing over the past few years and the LG G Flex is one of the largest options in that category.

I also immediately noticed the awesomely bright and clear OLED screen.  The 720p resolution isn’t mind-blowing but the colors and…………… continues on kdvr.com

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BasAcc Black/ Black Astronoot Phone Case for LG E960 Nexus 4

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LG G2: One of the Best Android Phones in the Market?

Monday, December 30th, 2013

LG G2: One of the Best Android Phones in the Market?
News from Gizmodo India:

What is it?
The latest flagship Android smartphone from LG that attempts to change the way we hit the buttons on a smartphone.

Who is it for?
Like all flagship phones, LG G2 costs a premium but if you are looking for options in the Android world, the G2 is right there amongst the top. If you don’t mind the general brand perception, it’s a great option on the table.

Hardware
The LG G2 reinvents the traditional hardware design of smartphones. The volume rocker and power button are unusually placed at the rear of the phone rather on the edges. LG points at the observation that most users rest their index finger at the back while holding the phone. The claim is interesting and the attempt is brave, but the user experience is awkward. In most cases, I could never hit the intended button on first try. Maybe it grows on you over time. However, credit goes to LG to design the buttons in such a way that it is extremely unlikely that these buttons will be clicked accidently when the device is laid flat.

LG G2 features an incredible 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display with one of the thinnest bezels. The edge-to-edge experience is impressive, and the colors are bright and vivid. Even with its size, the G2 fits nicely in the hand and in a pocket, or maybe it’s us getting used to large-size…………… continues on Gizmodo India

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LG Optimus G Pro market expanded, more please

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

LG Optimus G Pro market expanded, more please
News from Phones Review:

The LG Optimus G Pro has impressed us with notable specs and a decent design and although we recently told how it was heading for a release in Japan on NTT DoCoMo, we have also hoped that it will launch in other regions too. We now have good news that the LG Optimus G Pro market has been expanded as it is also being released in Korea. We’d very much like to see it in more regions please and wonder if you want it to hit the shelves where you are?

We think there are plenty of people who’d like to see the sale of the Optimus G Pro in their region and news that it is to release in Korea is promising. It will be available on all of the major South Korean carriers as slightly different variants over the next few months. For SK Telecom it’s model number LG F240S, for KT it’s LG F240K and for LG U+ it’s LG 240L.

This Android smartphone could be a big hit for LG if they release it more widely, especially if it is competitively priced. The Optimus G Pro specs include a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad…………… continues on Phones Review

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Google-LG Nexus 4 on T-Mobile Sells at Online Seller ‘Let’s Talk’ at $ US76.49
News from International Business Times AU:

Want the LG Nexus 4 for roughly $ US77? For those able to access T-Mobile’s network the Google handset is up for grabs courtesy of online retailer Let’s Talk, which offers the deal to new and existing subscribers of the U.S. telco.

Going through the normal route, Nexus 4 on T-Mobile can be had by plunking down $ US199 with a two-year contract. Let’s Talk whipped out some magic and now it is able to dispense the hot Android smartphone with significant price cuts.

The whole deal, exclusive for new T-Mobile customers, actually costs $ US84.99 but when signing up you make use of the coupon code ‘TALK4TEN’ Let’s Talk will gladly shear off another $ US8.50 from the original price.

The arrangement is also available for existing T-Mobile clients but they will have to pay up $ US154.99 to get the Nexus 4 upgrade.

Getting a second T-Mobile line via Let’s Talk is cheaper though as the gadget seller will charge you the same fees intended for new recruits.

The best thing about the offer, according to Talk

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LG Tone Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset – Retail Packaging – Black/Orange
With the LG Tone’s premium sound quality, conversations and music live in perfect harmony. Headset battery – Rechargeable (Char…
LG Optimus GT540 Unlocked GSM Quad-Band Phone with 3 MP Camera, Android OS, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth–No Warranty (Black)
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Report: LG moves ahead of Apple to secure runner-up spot in US phone market

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Report: LG moves ahead of Apple to secure runner-up spot in US phone market
News from Android Authority:

Welcome to the Android era, where the top 2 spots in the U.S. handset market are held by proponents of Google’s mobile OS, Samsung and LG. Validating LG’s surge in North America is the latest report from Counterpoint Research, which highlights LG’s takeover of the spot that once belonged to Apple – though the race was pretty close.

According to the Hong Kong-based research firm, Samsung was number one in December of last year by grabbing 33% of the market share.  Coming in at second and third place – as mentioned – were LG and Apple with 13% and 12%, respectively. Completing the top 5 list were Motorola, 9%, and HTC, 8%.

It’s worth to note that Counterpoint’s report lumped both smartphones and feature phones together. LG may have a lead in the overall handset market in the U.S., but Apple is likely to have sold more smartphones.

Nevertheless, LG has stepped up its game big time against Samsung and the rest of the competition. The Korean recently announced that it’s sold 1 million units of the flagship Optimus G across North America, while the L-series smartphones have sold to the tune of

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LG joins the 5-inch 1080p party with Optimus G Pro
News from The Verge:

Sure, the Optimus G is a great phone, but wouldn’t it be better with one of LG’s new 5-inch 1080p displays? Today, Japanese carrier NTT Docomo is unveiling the Optimus G Pro, a bigger, beefier device that aims to compete with the new crop of HD phones from the likes of Sony and HTC. And on the surface, it’s an improvement — the bigger screen has a much higher pixel density (440 ppi) than the old 4.7-incher (312 ppi), and is impressively bright and sharp. That said, the display is no longer the standout feature that it would have been just a month or two ago, and by the time the Optimus G Pro launches there will be plenty of other options on the market if huge, high-res screens are your thing.

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Breaking: LG pushes Apple to 3rd place in U.S. phone market

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Breaking: LG pushes Apple to 3rd place in U.S. phone market
News from Examiner.com:

According to a January 20 report in Yonhap, Apple slides to 3rd place in the U.S phone market as LG Electronics regains 2nd position. LG had been in 3rd position for one year.

Counterpoint Research in Hong Kong said Sunday, January 20, that LG Electronics won a 13 percent market share in the U.S on strong sales of its new smartphones in December. Especially popular is the Optimus G, with more than 1 milllion sold in North America.

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An spokesman from LG Electronics said: “Optumus G and our other latest smartphones gained popularity in the North Americ…………… continues on Examiner.com

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LG Reportedly Sees No Issues in Nexus 4 Supply Shortages
News from Droid Life:

After Google’s UK director called supply of its Nexus 4 “scarce and erratic” from LG, rumors have begun to suggest that LG may have cut orders to focus on future devices of their own. While those rumors are unconfirmed, what we do have now is an LG exec mentioning to a Korean publication that production is proceeding as planned and a denial that there are any supply issues. 

Clearly, this exec hasn’t taken a spin through the Google Play store or any other retail outlet that sells the device across the globe. The Nexus 4 has been unavailable from Google for a month now, with no sign of a return. We aren’t sure what the status is at T-Mobile stores, but can’t imag…………… continues on Droid Life

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Rumor: LG’s 5.5 inch 1080p flagship to hit the market next month?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Rumor: LG’s 5.5 inch 1080p flagship to hit the market next month?
News from Android Authority:

HTC may have been the first company to launch a 1080p smartphone, but devices from other handset vendors are not that far behind. According to a report in the Korean publication ETNews, LG will announce a 5.5 inch 1080p flagship phone at Mobile World Congress next month. We know what you’re thinking, big deal, when is it actually going to land on store shelves? The report suggests that’s going to happen right after the phone is unveiled. We can think of only one other company who announced devices and then ships them just a handful of days later: Apple.

The story also says Pantech will launch a phone using the same LG manufactured 5.5 inch 1080p panel, but knowing how Pantech operates, we’re just going to call it now and say that handset will never launch outside of South Korea.

Now we can’t stress this enough, 1080p screens are going to be the highlight feature of numerous devices due to be announced during the next 60 days. Huawei

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LG Nexus 4 a No Show in Google Play Store and Still Expensive on Retailers
News from International Business Times AU:

LG Nexus 4 still has an expensive price tag on third party retailers and resellers due to its absence in Google Play Store.

The price of the LG Nexus 4 is still high since the device is nowhere to be found in Google Play Store and shipment is delayed.

On eBay, a re-seller offers the 16GB Nexus 4 for $ 550 each which is more than $ 200 more expensive than the suggested retail price set by Google. Also worth noting is the 8GB variant being sold by one eBay top-seller with a price tag of $ 450, more than roughly $ 200 costlier than Google’s $ 299 8GB Nexus 4.

At Amazon, the numbers are higher as they allow shipping to other countries. The 16GB LG Nexus 4 retails for $ 575 each and the 8GB variant is priced $ 450 on average. For comparison, popular online smartphone retail stores are selling the unlocked handset for $ 600 for the 16GB and $ 550 for the “cheaper” 8GB variant.

Google is currently struggling to meet demand for its recently-announced Nexus 4 smartphone. Manufactured by LG, the device’s low price means it has seen extremely high demand, and Google has had issues keeping the phone in stock.

The Google-LG Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7 inch screen display with 1280×768 resolution, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 8 MP camera and 2100 mAh battery.

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LG Guessed to Withdraw from China’s Mobile Phone Market

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

LG Guessed to Withdraw from China’s Mobile Phone Market
News from Financial and … – MENAFN.COM:

LG Guessed to Withdraw from China’s Mobile Phone Market

BEIJING, Dec 19, 2012 (Menafn – SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) –An insider of LG Electronics Inc. said that the company would withdraw from China’s mobile phone market in 2013.

LG mobile phone business has been sluggish in China since 2010. The company no longer launches new mobile phone models and is clearing its mobile phone stock at present.

LG’s global market share slipped from 10% in 2009 to 3.1% now, according to the data from IDC. The company’s mobile phone business has been declining fiercely in China since October. Besides, the company is reported to have been cutting its mobile phone division and plans to reduce 1,000 sales personnel. Due to the ultra low market share, LG withdrew from China’s air conditioning market in August, becoming another South Korean enterprise quitting this Chinese market after Samsung. continues on Financial and … – MENAFN.COM

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Danes pay double for LG’s Nexus 4
News from TECH.BLORGE.com:

December 18, 2012

Most of us in the US are used to having our cell phones subsidized by our carrier making it cheaper to get the phone up front.  The majority of the phones cost is paid for over the life of our two year contract. Still no one expects to pay over twice the unsubsidized price of the phone except for Danes interested in purchasing LG’s Nexus 4.

According to Geek.com, purchasing a Nexus 4 in Denmark is going to cost you $ 828. While many phones unsubsidized would cost between $ 500 and $ 700, this phone purchased straight from Google costs only $ 349. So how can Danish carrier Three get away with charging so much? Because you can’t purchase the phone directly from Google if you live in Denmark. That seems to imply that anyone that wants the phone is willing to be fleeced by either the phone carrier or LG, whichever one set that exorbitant price.

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LG GT550 Encore Unlocked Phone with 3MP Camera, GPS, 3G Support and Touch Screen – US Warranty – Black
The LG Encore weighs 3.7 ounces and measures 4.17 x 2.10 x 0.47 inches. Its 950 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours …
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US smartphone market consolidates around Android, iPhone

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

US smartphone market consolidates around Android, iPhone
News from BetaNews:

In a move appropriate for another two-party presidential election season, there is now little room for three dominant smartphone operating systems. The US market is now decisively consolidated around just two, Apple and Google platforms, as rivals — including BlackBerry and Windows Phone — make brisk retreats.

For the three months ended in August, Android and iOS had combined 86.9 percent smartphone subscriber share — that’s up from 82.8 percent at the end of May, according to comScore. August 2011: 71 percent. As combined share approaches 90 percent, a third-party contender looks less likely. Both potential candidates lost share during the three months, all gobbled up by the leaders.

Android share increased to 52.6 percent from 50.9 percent, while Apple grew to 34.3 percent from 31.9 percent. Year earlier: 43.7 percent and 27.3 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, during the three months, BlackBerry share fell to 8.3 percent from 11.4 percent and Microsoft platforms Windows Mobile and Phone to 3.6 percent from 4 percent. August 2011: 19.7 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively. Combined, year over year, Microsoft and Research in Motion mobile operating systems lost 13.5 points, while Apple and Google platforms gained 15.9 points.

The point: The two dominant platforms also took share from others, mainly Symbian, giving up nothing for the others. Th…………… continues on BetaNews

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comScore: Apple & Google Gain Smartphone Subscriber Share
News from The Mac Observer:

6:38 PM EDT, Oct. 2nd, 2012 · Bryan Chaffin · News

Research firm comScore has released a new report for the three months ending in August, 2012, that show Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms consolidating their lead in the smartphone market. Both platforms gained share at the expense of all other U.S. players. Apple also gained share in total mobile subscribers, while arch rival Samsung was flat, and LG and Motorola Mobility lost share.

comScore’s measurement is of subscribers—that is, phones in use, as opposed to sales of new devices. Those two data sets can diverge according to how long devices remain in use, a metric that frequently benefits Apple as its devices stay in use longer than competing devices.

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According to the report, 116.5 million U.S. consumers owned smartphones during the three months ending August 12th, 2012. That’s up 6 percent from the three month period ending May 12th.

As shown in the chart below, Google’s Android platform remained the #1 platform with 52.6 percent of the market, up from 50.9 percent in the prior period, a gain of 1.7 percent. Apple also remained firmly in the #2 spot with 34.3 percent,…………… continues on The Mac Observer

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iPhone 5 Expected to Fire Up Mobile Market

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

iPhone 5 Expected to Fire Up Mobile Market
News from PCWorld:

Worldwide sales of mobile phones saw a 2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2011 due to a slowdown in demand from the Asia/Pacific region, but the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 will help drive a stronger second half of the year in Western Europe and North America, according to Gartner. The report also notes that Apple’s sales in China were “particularly strong” despite people holding of sales in the hope of an iPhone 5.

As a whole the market saw a decline, notes the Gartner report: “Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users reached 419.1 million units in the first quarter of 2012, a 2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2011.”

RIM, Nokia, Motorola, LG, and HTC all saw their share of the market shrink when compared to the first quarter of 2011. “Global sales of mobile devices declined more than expected due to a slowdown in demand from the Asia/Pacific region,” said Gartner analyst Anshul Gupta.

“The first quarter, traditionally the strongest quarter for Asia — which is driven by Chinese New Year, saw a lack of new product launches from leading manufacturers, and users delayed upgrades in the hope of better smartphone deals arriving later in the year,” added Gupta.

In contrast, “driven by the…………… continues on PCWorld

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