LG G2 will arrive on all four major US carriers, says analyst

July 26, 2013
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    LG G2 teaser video

    There was a time when just about every handset released seemed to be a ‘carrier exclusive’ in the United States. Luckily this is starting to change.

    The Moto X is said to arrive on all major carriers, the HTC One is slowly making its way to Verizon and already exists on several other U.S. networks, and the same goes for just about every major Samsung device. If analyst Mark C. Newman is correct, LG will be following suite with a similar cross-carrier plan.

    It already seemed likely at least AT&T and Sprint would receive the LG G2,  but LG has also supposedly secured Verizon and T-Mobile as launch partners, allowing it to launch on all four major networks around the same time.

    What about the rest of the globe? Newman claims that the G2 will find itself on considerably more networks around the world than previous LG flagships, as LG hopes to sneak its way past Apple for second place in the global smartphone market.

    Unfortunately for LG, this will be no easy feat, thanks to increasing competition in the mobile world.

    According to Strategy Analytics data from the second quarter of this year, LG is currently hovering around 5 percent, with Apple controlling 13.6 percent and Samsung leading with an impressive 33.1 percent of the market. Let’s also not forget that ZTE and Huawei are nipping at LG’s heels, with both controlling close to 5 percent of the market as well.

    Will the upcoming LG G2 be enough to catapult LG’s marketshare forward into ‘second place’ territory?

    Comments

    • Scott Niemczyk

      Going to be tough to chose between this and the note 3

      • Chris

        :o What? lol

      • Johnathan Katz

        Not tough at all, LG is the superior option, Samsung is just riding on a wave of success due to everybody crawling over one another to get their phone when it’s only just as good if not slightly under performing of the best phone out there.

        • Victor V.

          why is lg the superior option?

      • Justin Rebar

        Ill be getting the Nexus version of this phone

    • EvenInTheDarkestHour

      This should be the norm. Jumping carriers for a specific device is easy (if not expensive) for an individual, but on a family plan with multiple lines…

    • John-Phillip Saayman

      Phones should be available everywhere.In that sense America is still a bit behind

      • Cal Rankin

        Yes, because American phone companies all got together and decided they would sell phones to comsumers for “free” or a relatively low price, and lock us into contracts, and they could get rich off of the whole deal

    • Cal Rankin

      Why is it that Verizon always waits until the Next Gen is released to pick it up?
      Examples:
      Optimus G (picking up the G2)
      Galaxy S2 (Galaxy SIII)
      Galaxy Note (Note 2)

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