LG Was the Surprise Android Success Story of 2014

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  1. dgstorm

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    Although LG didn't really make much of a dent in Samsung's massive marketshare, it's worth noting they were the breakout surprise hit of the Android world in 2014. With both the LG G3 and the LG-made Nexus 5, the company was able to grow their marketshare from 8.7% of Android smartphone traffic in North America to 10.4% in the third quarter this year, states Chitika.

    Based upon the results, it appears that most of this traffic marketshare was pulled away from Motorola and HTC. Samsung's marketshare still rose from 56.4% in the second quarter to 57.4% in Q3. Of course, it's possible that this marketshare would have risen at a faster rate had LG not done such a great job this year. It will be interesting to see which Android OEM will have the most momentum in 2015. Motorola now has several hot products coming and could be the Dark Horse in the race.

    What do you think?
     
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    I have been an LG fan for years. Never owned any of their phones until I bought the G3. Best phone I have owned to date. A 2.3 jump in market share is huge for LG...
     
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    I am 100% with you right there. I know LG makes good products but I was very weary about their phones. I never used one and had no idea what quality I was going to get. Turns out with my G3, that quality was amazing. LG is now a manufacturer that I won't hesitate to look at in the future.
     
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    Ordered my wife LG g2 after getting one for my mother in law. Not as long battery life as maxx but a far superior camera.
     
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    I have loved my G2 since the day I took it out of the box. I am one of those people that got pulled away from Motorola and I don't plan on looking back anytime soon. Verizon really messed my Bionic up when they updated it to ICS and the whole ordeal really left a sour taste in my mouth.
     
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    I blame Moto for the Bionic fiasco. I got bit by that one too. It was bad out of the box dropping data requiring airplane mode toggles to get it back. Took two updates and 8 months to make it decent. Sammy Note 2 after that, then the G3. Knox drove me away from Sammy. Love the G3.

    Moto isn't even on my radar anymore.