Wireless Analyst Jeff Kagan Congratulates LG Becoming No. 3 Smartphone Maker

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LG is now No. 3 behind Apple and Samsung. Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.

Jeff KAGAN, Industry Analyst

Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release.

Tech analyst Jeff Kagan offers congratulations to LG becoming the number-3 smartphone maker by sales. Kagan offers comment.

“Any way you slice it, this is a big deal for LG. Now the question is if they can hang on to this number three position. Apple and Google Android hold the number one and two positions in operating systems. Apple and Samsung hold number one and two in the smartphone handset side. LG is number three behind Apple and Samsung on the handset side," says Principal analyst Jeff Kagan.

Six years ago, the smartphone sector changed. Before then Blackberry and Nokia led. Then Apple, Google and Samsung quickly changed the smartphone industry. They seem to have a lock on number one and two.

“However as we all know, there is no such thing as a lock. Anything can happen. Remember, Blackberry was number one in smartphones for more than a decade, then quickly dropped when Apple and Google entered the market," says analyst Jeff Kagan.

“However Apple, Google and Samsung have a seemingly firm lock on number one and two for now. So, the big batter we are all watching is for Number 3. Who will capture and win number three? The battle is between HTC, Blackberry, Nokia with Microsoft Windows Phone, Huawei, Lenovo, Sony, Motorola and ZTE along with LG,” says Kagan.

“I don’t see LG or any single handset maker keeping the number three position on an ongoing basis. So many fierce competitors have their mouths watering trying to sink their teeth into this space. I get the sense that we will see several handset makers battling for this position over the next couple years. Expect the leadership position to change time and time again for a while at least," says Kagan.

“So, congratulations to LG on winning the number three position. LG seems to have painted a target on the back of Samsung Galaxy S4. The battle for number three is just beginning. This should be an exciting time in the competitive marketplace. The race is on," says Kagan.

About Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan is a Technology Industry Analyst who is regularly quoted by the media over 25 years. He offers comment on wireless, telecom and tech news stories to reporters and journalists.

He is also known as a Tech Analyst, Wireless Analyst, Telecom Analyst and Principal Analyst depending on the focus of the story.

He follows wireless, telecom, Internet, cable television and IPTV. He also follows the wide consumer electronics and technology space.

Reporters: Jeff Kagan sends comments by email to reporters and the media. If you would like to be added to this email list please send request by email.

Clients: Call or email Jeff Kagan to discuss becoming a client. Kagan has worked with many companies over 25 years as consulting clients.

Contact: Jeff Kagan by email at jeff[at]jeffKAGAN[dot]com or by phone at 770-579-5810.

Visit his website: at jeffKAGAN.com to learn more and for disclosures.

Kagan is an analyst, consultant, columnist and speaker.

Twitter: @jeffkagan

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