The problem with LG is that their cheap phones are shit. I would expect a better reputation could be obtained by releasing their cheaper offerings as no-name rebrands (while still handling warranties, etc) and then their flashier phones would shine twice as bright.
LG Electronics may cut 20 to 30 per cent of its overseas mobile staff in a bid to reform the loss-making unit. The Korea Economic Times cited sources as saying that the staff cuts would mostly affect marketing and purchasing personnel in the company's mobile business. An LG spokesman told The Reg that the company doesn't …
Thursday 8th September 2011 20:47 GMT John Gamble
Set Their Washing Machine Department On It
I have an LG phone that is getting quite elderly by now (it's over four years old).
I don't need a smartphone (a tablet, be it Apple or Android, will take care of any smartneeds that I have), but a better phone would handle contacts and messages more intelligently, and right now LG's washing machines look more intelligent than their phones.
Thursday 8th September 2011 20:52 GMT fixit_f
Thursday 8th September 2011 21:06 GMT jmbarry
call me old fashioned...
I've not owned an HTC but for years I have preferred LGs to the alternatives, and you can make them look cool pretty easily using the same methods that everyone else does anywaus, and they've always been dependable and durable. I've had Motorolas, samsungs, even the Jesus phone before I decided to switch to an android for the relative freedoms with the OS. For this I chose an optimus and flashed it with IHO-cm7 and I've been happy since.
Its too bad they are having such trouble, I can only imagine what's driving sales of the competition has a lot to do with superior marketing. Seeing all the complaints in the Android market alone, I can't help but wonder if people know that you CAN get a phone that can look pretty AND function reliably, at a smaller pricetag as well...
Friday 9th September 2011 00:26 GMT Anonymous Coward
Friday 9th September 2011 08:38 GMT Dan 55
Wouldn't be very successful
You'd get a TV with inexplicable UI delays, stuttering images, and random pauses when changing channels. The EPG would be as incomprehensible as their phone book. If the aerial signal was weak (less than what it considers 50%) you'd be lucky to get an image and burn about 2000kW/h of electricity trying to get one. It would however make a random beep for every time you pressed a button and little cats blowing kisses at you would walk across the screen every so often for no discernible reason which I suppose are nice features.
Friday 9th September 2011 10:51 GMT IsJustabloke
I CHOOSE to enoble a simple forum post!
I've had 2 LG tocuhscreen phones.. a viewty and a renoir. The viewty had real issues in its usability but was a lovely looking phone that people often remarked upon (strange but true!)
The renoir was a great phone, it did all that the original iPhone did plus a whole lot more but because it had a proprietry OS and software you were stuck with what you got.
I have an android based HTC now and would never go back to an LG, even an android based one.
Still its no fun to hear about job losses.. even to marketing types because sadly without marketing types a lot of what normal people do isn't required
Saturday 10th September 2011 20:37 GMT Zack Mollusc
Your Renoir was a great phone? Really? Mine was AWFUL. Sluggish as a slug convention and the bluetooth was lame, too.
I have had various scony ericcson, nokia and other phones over the last decade and the LG Renoir is easily the worst. A couple of months back, I lent it out to someone who had broken their nokia dumbphone and they returned it within a week as they preferred to buy another temporary phone.
Anyway, it has soured me on the LG brand.