LG Electronics shifts focus from smartphones to TV

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    This makes zero sense. They basically just came to the smartphone scene a year ago and have made great progress. Especially now with the G2, they can't even keep them in stock. And what about their new curved screens and upcoming nexus devices? I've always thought LG had pretty solid build quality, all the way back to flip phones. They're one of the best out. I just can't understand how they could pull out now. I'll be pissed if I don't get kit kat on this brand new, freshly released G2.

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    I agree, they get to a point where they have I'm guessing one of the most popular phones and then give up on it. Pretty strange business.
     
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    I'm still considering this a rumor since it only came from a Korean news agency. Was it the Korean central news agency? Lol

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    I hope it is a rumor. I really do. I love this phone. And I am sure they could make the follow-up a Samsung killer with it's growing popularity. The G2 is making people take notice that there are other options besides Samsung. It is being marketed very well and being received by the general public and tech enthusiasts. To jump ship when they have a winner on their hands is a completely dumb move.
     
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    Yup, makes absolutely no sense

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    That's part of the problem. LG wants to be the next Samsung BUT investors want Samsung like return numbers NOW. LG hurt itself in the past with poor returns, no matter the reason, and didn't get the benefit of free global advertising by Apple bringing their devices to the main stream public eye via litigation news the way Samsung did.
    The tin hatter in me thinks it's more than coincidental that every time numbers start to fall for Samsung, who just so happens to make a bunch of parts for, Apple comes to their rescue via trial news. Last I remember LG lost its contract with Apple, as a secondary supplier, for screen parts after iPad 2 screens made by them were the said to be the source of the headaches some owners were getting when their shiny new device had wet glue inside and other bugaboos .

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    We're not talking about some up and coming startup. LG is a gigantic company that sells all kinds of stuff. I just can't imagine them calling it quits so quick. It's like getting a gym membership, then quitting after your first set in the squat rack

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    Maybe they are realizing, unlike Samsung has yet to figure out, that being a jack of all trades and a master of none is not the way to go. Why do you think Motorola has such superior hardware?? Because building communication hardware is all that is all they do. Both Samsung and LG have their fingers in everything from phones to refrigerators.
     
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    Motorola has superior radios, everything else is garbage

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    nah. moto build quality is second to none. i would go as far as say it is superior to apple.

    my mother still uses moto v3m flip phone that she got in 2006. all others would have broken in 2 by now.

    moto only weakness right now is camera and they know it.
     
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    Very true. They have build quality that is second to none. But yes their cameras have always been lacking.

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    I do not feel the same. They make "solid" devices, that feel as though they are indestructible. But I do not think they are in any way tougher or more reliable than the next manufacturer. I do think they get the best reception, but I've still had numerous connectivity issues with their devices, both radios and Wi-Fi. In my experience, their speakers are mediocre at best. And even though they run the same processors and GPUs as the next manufacturer, their implementation seems to be pretty poor. I have not had a Moto device that isn't plagued with freezing, lagging, screen rewrites, and reboots. Maybe just their skin, who knows. And yes, their cameras are compete trash. Might as well not even put a camera in their phones.

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