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LG, HTC, Huawei set to lose market share due to low sales

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LG, HTC, Huawei set to lose market share due to low sales - read the full textAccording to mobile industry analysts cited by DigiTimes, a number of smartphone makers including LG, HTC and Huawei may be on track to lose valuable market share in 2014. This is a result of the steady, but overall low sales of the makers' flagship models. The undisclosed analyst says that the...

 

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> In reply to y2kern @ 2013-12-28 19:52 from KsMG - click to readAnd they would've done better had they provided a non windows alternative. But then, elop won't get his 25 million dollars.

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  • 2013-12-29 13:07
  • P@1G

> In reply to the bokgift @ 2013-12-28 14:31 from sxvr - click to readI'm sorry that Sony=No Update
they are too busy to update Z,ZL,Z1,Z Ultra,SP,ZR,Z tablet,T,V,TX to Android 4.3!!
while LG Is super busy to update G2 to 4.4!!!

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  • 2013-12-29 10:24
  • t7Xr

> In reply to ex- Sony Fan @ 2013-12-29 09:53 from thHf - click to readThanks for your clarification and experience for those who always think LG is inferior to other brands. They are wrong.

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  • 2013-12-29 09:59
  • ty@r

> In reply to Sony is king @ 2013-12-28 17:29 from HILQ - click to readin your dream.........keep on dreaming.....

i regret three times....

i had three xperias t, v, z...
all bad display and poor battery life... i switched to LG G2 i found its more better...

G2 IS OVERALL BETTER THAN Z1
( BATTERY, DISPLAY.CAMERA, INTERFACE, ERGONOMIC DESIGN)

LG'S UI & INTERFACE IS SIMPLE & NEAT CUSTOMIZED.......


YOU CAN'T FOO ME.... I ALREADY TRIED SONY FOR THREE TIMES...

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  • 2013-12-29 09:53
  • thHf

Reasons I think these companies are facing poor sales :

HTC - These guys made an okay looking (imo of course, though many consider it the best looking) device, but then chose a one-trick-pony camera (when in that thickness and bezels they could've fitted a bigger sensor ala Sony or Nokia), took out the Micro SD slot, and thought that all the phandroids would be okay with the apple-esque storage upgrade prices. Wrong decision.

LG G2 - Only one thing that LG could publicise about the device, NO BEZELZ!! That was about it, nothing special or cutting-edge about the design, Display is pretty good but still second to HTC One and Sony Z Ultra, speakers and audio quality run-of-the-mill for an S800 phone, and camera despite OIS lagged behind competitors.

Huawei - Let's face it, when Huawei wants to take on Samsung, it has to put more power under the hood, designs were quite good as was build quality. But the rest sort of felt par-for-the-course for the prices, which isn't the way to go when you're the new kid on the block. Huawei's making great strides though in bringing the quality up and the price down, like the Honor 3c and 3x, both of which undoubtedly be brought to markets around the world once some of the launch craze demand in China is satiated. But if Xiaomi speeds up its globalisation, then Huawei could be looking at stiffer competition.

In closing, apart from HTC (who still think that the Apple philosophy is a good basis for a successful Android), both LG and Huawei have more opportunities in 2014 than they did this year, however I think LG will face much stiffer competition, with its longer launch cycles, problematic update schedules, and uninspiring designs.

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  • 2013-12-29 06:15
  • Kgfq

> In reply to the bokgift @ 2013-12-28 14:31 from sxvr - click to readSelected model only is updating

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  • 2013-12-29 04:10
  • PxAS

> In reply to Constipated guru @ 2013-12-28 16:55 from 3sEj - click to readyou're funny guru, man...
Design of Air Conditioner from LG are much better than LG mobile phone...Lol

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  • 2013-12-28 23:36
  • thu9

All the flagship models without sd card slots struggled...no major suprise there then!

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  • 2013-12-28 23:18
  • m5$u

To the Manufactures...the things you need to know:
build 1 phone per year, just to increase screen, memory, cpu not gonna push me to buy new phone every 3 months, Iphone 4 is still the best phone on the market, does job like a big ones Iphone 4 is like a Porsche 911 its build to last, you wanna offer me something better to move from my Iphone 4, build a Hologram phone...

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  • 2013-12-28 23:05
  • PMxk

and people seem to think nokia would fare better in an over saturated android market. no matter how you swing it, samsung will keep dominating android. nokia made the right decision by innovating on the windows phone platform. htc needs to reduce the price of their phone. i think its to high.

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  • 2013-12-28 19:52
  • KsMG

They are to expensive ! That's why the low sales for a bunch of plastic phones (LG).

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  • 2013-12-28 18:03
  • ajPk

> In reply to Constipated guru @ 2013-12-28 16:55 from 3sEj - click to readActually Sony's interface is one of the things that admired by so many people,,it's fast,clear,modern,without unnecessary things like Samsung that resulted in messy interface,,but every one have their own taste,and about design,many LG phones are copy from Samsung galaxy series(which are most ugly by my opinion)(actually I think LG imitates Samsung in many aspects)so I don't think LG has any innovation in design,and changing volume key location isn't at all innovation in contrast it's what made g2 very bad looking,all companies have a line of design that Mark that company,and surely Sony's design is above all,,not LG's copyact design from Samsung.

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  • 2013-12-28 17:29
  • HILQ

> In reply to Sony is king @ 2013-12-28 14:51 from nsDb - click to readSony's user interface sucks!! Played with the xperia V/Z and the tablet I hate that square block when u have your menu opeNed up! That's bad! Sony phones hardly changed in design from the ZR/Z/Z1!!! @leat LG is innovative enough with their designs

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  • 2013-12-28 16:55
  • 3sEj

> In reply to Sony is king @ 2013-12-28 14:51 from nsDb - click to readThose who say others are traxx are traxx themselves. Please respect others(brands) whether you like or not.
After all, we are civilized and educated.

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  • 2013-12-28 15:57
  • ty@2

lg lose market bcz it never give ad. another think is lg try to give lower end model like samsung...star pro, trend... sduos ii, ...core.. in this range.....

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  • 2013-12-28 14:59
  • utAD

> In reply to the bokgift @ 2013-12-28 14:31 from sxvr - click to readSorry,but all sony product are much better than your LG's trash,,they have better design and unbelievably better quality than LG,,,z1 is so much better than g2 in every aspect,,,and about update,when did you have this dream kid,,LG and updates!!!!!! It's world biggest LOL,LG dosent have the talent to upgrade their phone,,they are simply in 10 time lower class than Sony,,and if you don't like a company at last be brave to not tell lies,but it's simple,,because always weaks tell lies since they need it

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  • 2013-12-28 14:51
  • nsDb

> In reply to pyradark @ 2013-12-28 10:01 from v0qu - click to readLG G2 is already updated to 4.4 KITKAT
http://s24.postimg.org/k9zy0y4...23438584.jpg
while SONY Z1 NO UPDATE anymore...............

POOR SONY........Sony =NO update!!!

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  • 2013-12-28 14:31
  • sxvr

lg is doing better than sony in smartphone, feature phone, tv's and other electronic products...


watch out ...

sony xperia z1 is a big disappointment !!!


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  • 2013-12-28 14:13
  • sxvr

Well, somehow I don't feel sorry for LG, rather they deserve it. They sell their 'flagship' devices and then don't bother to update their OS.
Serves your right LG...

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  • 2013-12-28 14:07
  • up7M

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