Edward Sentongo

iOS & Android developer

Experience, quality and trust

Edward Sentongo

iOS & Android developer

Experience, quality and trust

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LG, stop nagging and go back to work.

June 16, 2013 Mobile Trends Content

LG, stop nagging and go back to work..

My first touch screen phone was the LG KP500 [LG Cookie] back in 2008 and I loved it. Smooth design, versatile and always working. There were enough apps to keep me busy and Opera mini made me enjoy the Facebook and internet on my Cookie. So much in love with it that I bought a 22 inch LCD TV of LG. Their TVs where faster and cheaper than Samsung.
Fast forward 2013. Next to my iPhone, I now have a Galaxy S2 for development and a Samsung monitor (Haven’t had TV since 2010). And I don’t hear much of LG.

However, 2 weeks ago I noticed they were looking for attention. Firing disorganized blanks like clueless pissed off student blaming everyone for their mistakes. Guess what they were not happy with….

Attack and get attention: Let’s blame Google
LG hit on the duopoly of Google: “We are not happy with the duopoly of Google and Apple,” Kim stated. “We need a third major operating system to use.” Won Kim, Head of Marketing Europe.

Let’s get this straight. There is NO DUOPOLY in the mobile world. We still got BlackBerry, Windows, Bada and some more. It is the people who embrace a product. Few years ago, only Nokia made sense in the world of mobile. Their N series were

amazing. BlackBerry dominated the corporate world and Samsung used to made phones which broke too much. You couldn’t drop a Samsung phone and expect it to work.

Then came the iPhone, followed by Android and Samsung simply saw the light. What was LG busy with? I don’t really know. Maybe Kim should tell us.

Pullback and ask for sympathy: Baby, one more time
But the article continues: Kim promises that LG will also come with ‘wow products “In the second half of 2013. He does not say what this will be about exactly, but it sends towards the hardware side of things
Right, just like any marketing person would do: make extremely big promises and hope the technical people would meet them. I have to admit that LG is a great company but it needs to do more research, worry less and focus on what they’re good at.