LG CEO meets with Larry Page to improve partnership, confirms another Nexus phone is in the works

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Larry Page met with LG Electronics CEO Koo Bon-joon in Seoul last week to discuss ways to improve their partnership and how to form an alliance in futuristic projects. When it comes to mobile market share, it’s dominated by Samsung and Apple, but LG wants a bigger piece of the pie. Word is that LG is already working on the next Nexus phone, but it appears that LG wants to extend their partnership in TVs and Google Glass as well. As to TVs, LG is looking to implement Google TV in their OLED TVs. Nothing was mentioned regarding Glass, but it has me intrigued.

LG is definitely in the upswing as their sales have been strong for both smartphones and TVs, and they are now in the third position behind Samsung and Apple for mobile market share. I will say that LG seems to be doing it right with building the Optimus brand as well as investing heavily in proprietary features such as the Value Pack for the Optimus G Pro. If LG plays its cards right, they just might be able to steal more market share from both Apple and Samsung. Could we be looking at a three way race this time next year?

source: Korea Times


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • Richard Yarrell

    Three way race will NEVER HAPPEN. It’s really not even a two way race today. Samsung is the industry leader period rather people want to except that or not. Samsung is android period.

    • squiddy20

      And 4 to 5 years ago “they” pretty much all said Android would never cut it against iOS. Who’s to say it won’t become a “three way race”? Stupid fanboy.

      • Wayne Peterkin

        I dont know whats wrong with this guy. Ive been with android for years and at one point it was htc, then motorola, and then back to htc, and now it is samsung. This proves that android is more than samsung. I dont like such blatant fanboyism. At one point samsung was horrible. The Samsung behold 2 is an example of this. Samsung is pretty good right now but remember they have another os that they are working on. They might only see android as just a stepping stone, to say they are android is just blind fanboyism.

    • Major_Pita

      Dude, I appreciate your enthusiasm, I think Samsung is really rocking right now, but even they have to have competition and LG seems to be stepping up their game. Nobody wins when one company becomes totally dominant, not even the dominant company. Apple is proof of that.

  • anywherehome

    hope they will not make another easily breakable sh*t without a possibility to replace battery on the go!