Results for Q2. 12.1 million smartphones sold, up 17% from Q1 when LG was ranked 4th just behind Huawei. As Q1 is the gift-giving season in China (Huawei's primary market) we can expect Huawei to be flat or even down now in Q2, so LG's strong growth is very promising to jump LG to the top of the 'dwarfs' of smartphones. I Tweeted earlier this week that our industry how has Samsung, Apple and 9 Dwarfs in smartphones (the nine dwarfs are Huawei, LG, Sony, Lenovo, ZTE, Coolpad, Nokia, Blackberry and HTC).
So LG's market share is a preliminary 5.6%, up from 4.8% last quarter. LG was down in 2% territory at its bleakest moments when its smartphones were powered by Windows. So this shows that abandoning Windows and going Android is at least a plausible path back to prosperity for a struggling smartphone maker (like Nokia - Fire Elop Now!).
So good job LG! Keep up this work and bring up the pressure on the two top dogs. We need strong smartphone maker rivals to the duopoly of Samsung and Apple.