AnonD-252981, 29 Jul 2015I think the reason Android smartphone manufacturers are battling is not just because of market... moreTotally agree that the updates need to be set in stone. Also the Android smartphone makers seem to be increasing high-end prices. They need to be cheaper than Apple.
i think the winner of android competition is Chinese Phone (Xiaomi, Oneplus, Meizu, etc..).
Innovation is very important, but the fact is the majority of consumer love an affordable product, value for money, bang for the buck.
Samsung & LG can kick Sony from Television Market Leader because people see Samsung & LG more affordable than Sony.
Innovation is just a bonus.
and Now, in smartphone market, Chinese Phone can provide more affordable product than Samsung & LG.
PRICE is the Main Factor right now!!!
The problem is the smallest brands and high quality ex. www.oneplus.net www.mi.com etc.
It sounds like someone totally screwed up the estimated earnings and will be fired shortly.
No wonder.. when they released this G4 plastic made.. expensive gagdet. Nobody want to buy such device whit such material. No premium at all whit such price. There much better alternatives.
I was a huge fan of lg.. i bought lg 50 inch tv lg phone, lg hometheater system. My lg tv had problems started in 2 months. I paid heavy price and took 5 years warrenty additional, but even after 3 times service i had lot of issues,i hardly watched two movies in my dvd hometheater of lg, it started to give error disc, i got it serviced more than 5 times no use.. luckily i exchanged lg tv for samsung,but had no buyers for lg hometheater. Samsung tv after 4 years still look fresh no complaints, but lg hometheater is lying dead, iam using it for listening fm...so how can i ever trust or recommend lg.. happy with samsung i will be exchanging it for uhd samsung.. for me lg is worst than crap chineese companies. .sony and samsung has been worry free, repair free.. i took xperia z1 exchanged soon for z2, may soon exchange for z4.. i bought samsung tab s , happy with it... never ever think of lg, even if they give 15 years warranty. .. for me lg is dead company
Don't forget India does not produce any phones in the world and all the mass market in India go for dirt cheap phones. Get a life!
[deleted post]Dear sir,
You do not understand how the whole mobile industry has been led by Samsung(korean). If this had not happened the mobile industry would be ruled by the iPhone, as motorola could not take android to the world by itself. HTC did help but the majority of android users in 2011 and 2010 would have had Samsung or some an HTC.
Oddly I own two huge LG TVs and also just this weekend bought the LG G4.. love that phone.. Android.. agh its an ocean. People can get lost in the options. That being said I also bought the HTC M9, and it feels completely different from the G4 or GS6, but most people dont know that and only see it as "the top droid is Samsung GS6". iPhone and Blackberry to me stand out. Any droids are discovered gems to me. GS5, G4, and M9 really are excellent quality phones but I bet they are hard to sell.
Not surprise! LG stills uses plistic for flagship with midrange CPU while Samsung already offered premium material with the fastest CPU.
LG G3 & G4 have short battery life.
2K display is useless.
Full HD display is good enough for a smartphone.
I will buy if the display can showing 3D picture without a glass & have new battery technology with huge capacity, maybe approx 20000mAh.
2K display, 4K display, or 100K display in a smartphone
is just a bulls**t for me.
Disappointing... LG business going to an end sooner than expected?
There is no way you could match with iOS or Android in the near future. There isn't any competing eco-system there. Creating your own takes lots and lots of effort and by which time, technology may move on! A dominant Symbian OS, Windows CE, Blackberry OS could not survive this onslaught! For OEM Android is the only option, Many have tried and failed so far, we can quote examples such as Sailfish, Tizen, Ubuntu - few examples.
Only way some one could beat iOS or Android is coming up with a totally different technology that solves our Smart Phone Use Cases totally in a cool manner along with a well defined and thought through eco-system!
DROID23, 29 Jul 2015LOL...you are a troll men...Sammy have the over-saturated colors in everyhing, even in their s... moreOver saturated? They currently have the most realistic and accurate colour screen in the world.
Yeap you need to copy to convince the less intelligence they originated it. Just like the once perfect 4' screen smartphone to a 5.5 inch screen phone while Steve jobs said "nobody is going to use a phone that big". Apple pay copied Google wallet, siri copies Google now, a smart watch when Samsung had a smart watch 6 years before Apple watch even exist. http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/news/newsIrRead.do?news_ctgry=irnewsrelease&news_seq=14162
LG G4 is pretty much as good as smart phones can get! If people aren't interested in that phone and would rather still have an iphone, then we are screwed as a people because soon in the future there will be like 2 mobile phone makers...
I think the reason Android smartphone manufacturers are battling is not just because of market saturation or smaller manufacturers raising competition. I think it is the unreliable way the update issue is on Android. As much as Google is allowing open use of Android, there needs to be some enforced rules about how updates are carried out.
They should enforce it just like they enforce the pre-installation of Google Apps on all phones that have been certified. This would enforce loyalty from the customer. We now had no confidence that the next device you buy will be supported by its manufacturer. That makes people to always look elsewhere.
At the moment it is not just LG that is feeling the pinch, their neighbor Samsung has been on the slide down since last year, the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge has not helped while at the same time they (Samsung) have shown even worse device support for their current flagships. Of cause HTC has been in trouble for years now and Sony keeps making facelifts on the same phone and releasing it twice a year.
Shinigami, 29 Jul 2015LG missed a lot of great opportunities, especially if we take in consideration their excellent... moreExcuse me but you need to do some research, by the time LG made a smart-watch Sony and Samsung had already been busy in the market with theirs. LG and Samsung were the first to bring to market the Android Wear smart-watch with Motorola releasing theirs later.