Gartner Says Sales of Smartphones Grew 20 Percent in Third Quarter of 2014.. LG Drops Out of Top 5

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  1. Jeffrey

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    Gartner has released some interesting data today. While Smartphone sales have leaped 20% in the Q3, LG drops out of the top five and replaced by Huawei.

    Keep your eye on Huawei and Xiaomi. They are building phones that are just as fast (and often more stylish), all the while being significantly cheaper than what Samsung's putting out.

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    Those are some surprising results. Of course all I'll ever here is how Apple makes things "better" and doesn't need market share.... Ok. I do like how Huawei and Xiaomi are taking a lot of the share after iOS
     
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    It would be more interesting to see the results by country. I would have thought lg would have definitely been in the top 5 us for sure. Huawei is like the vizio of the cell phone industry. Samsung still has a nice lock on the market and I dont see that changing anytime soon.
     
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    Yeah, I think Apple would be doing considerably better in the US and other high-end markets.

    Still, I never though Android would grab 80%+. Kind of surprised Windows really hasn't been able to make a bigger dent, but again maybe they have in the high-end markets. I've kind of been pulling for Windows because I think a third major OS would be good for competition.
     
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    I read that none of the Win OS manufactures have made any money. Some are moving over to Android.

    Smartphone Makers Can t Make Money With Windows Phone
     
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    Obviously they don't have the volumes to make money. But I wonder if they don't also have to pay a license fee to MS, which would only raise the break-even volume.

    Gotta look at it as in investment and hope being one of the key manufacturers positions you well when growth takes off. But it's been several years now...can't blame them for bailing.
     
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    250 million Android smartphones. That's insane.
     
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