No doubt Android is King. The latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report recently released data that showed Android is getting bigger in the US. The smartphone market in the US still has Android leading the game with iOS in second place. Market share of the iOS, however, increased by 3.9 percent from the previous year.
As for Android, we know Samsung Mobile is adding to the lot but surprisingly, LG is becoming stronger. The other South Korean giant is the 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer in the US now. LG has captured 8 percent of the market, following Samsung and Apple. Thanks to the high-end LG phones, the company has gone more popular. Specifically the LG G2 helped bring LG’s numbers up in the country. In fact, the LG G2 is ahead of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Apple iPhone 5S.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s Strategic Insight Director Dominic Sunnebo:
“The LG G2 marks a significant change in direction for LG, now aiming squarely towards the top end of the market. Customer recommendation figures for the past three months show the LG G2 has the highest rating of any new handset at 9.2 out of 10, followed by the iPhone 5S at 9.1 and Samsung Galaxy Note III at 9.0. User advocacy is hugely important in mobile and this is great news to help LG maintain its momentum. Selling phones is one thing, getting your buyers to help you sell even more is another.”
LG is expected to release the follow up in the form of the LG G3. We’re looking at an announcement before the year 2014 ends. LG G3 is believed to have a 5.5-inch screen and 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution.
< Source: Kantar >