After a stellar second quarter, LG comes back with another impressive earnings report. For Q3 2013, LG reports they shipped 12 million mobile phones, which is nearly on-par from the 12.1 shipped last quarter. They also note $2.78 billion in mobile revenue, up 24% over this time last year.
It's crazy how much some things can change. After a horrific Q3 last year, Samsung has shown great improvement. After Sony had released their Q3 numbers this morning as well, Samsung being the rival that they are, wanted to up the ante and released theirs as well. Their total revenue came out at $35.8 billion with profits coming around to $3.96 billion.
For those of you who doubt that Motorola hasn't broken out of their slump yet, check out their Q3 numbers which were released today. They have enjoyed their first growth quarter since Q4 in 2006. They ranked at $4.9 billion this quarter compared to $4.3 billion in Q3 in 2009. There was 13% change in revenue since Q3 2009.
Google has announced their Q3 earnings, and rave about Android's part in making it such a successful quarter (helping to make them very rich). Android Marketplace now has over 90,000 applications and it doesn't appears that they'll be slowing down any time soon. However, Google isn't looking to make a ton money from the Android Market (they're doing pretty well with Google Search). They know it's a way for developers to get paid and that's just fine with them.
If you’re wondering when your Motorola Android device will receive the update to 2.1, the roadmap has just been updated. Although by the time most of these receive 2.1, 2.2 will be on a few devices but it’s still good to know 2.1 is on the way. This time around a few more handsets has made the list.
Since the release of the G1, Android owners sat by patiently waiting for an Android device with UMA capabilities. That wait may come to an end soon. BGR is reporting that T-Mobile is currently test UMA to be used in upcoming Android handsets.
This is good news for most Moto Android users and not so much for others. This document was found on Motorola website and it lists when the 2.1 update will be pushed out to all of their current Android handsets. From the sheet, the Droid OTA’s is currently in the process and there is more after the break.