This list is VERY flawed.
Is Asus a failure in smart phones? Google makes computers (Pixel book) and phones, though debatable I don't know if they're a true failure in either market. Lenovo is just an unknown in North America for phones. But hardly a failure in Asia. Nor would I really say the modern Motorola is a failure. It's still digging out from under the destruction Google caused. But they are making some good phones.
Speaking of buy outs and screw ups. The Pre was Palm's baby. HP just slapped their name on it. Sure Palm was a shell of their PDA days by then (does that count as a true computer?), but we wouldn't be where we are now without them.
Of course I couldn't agree more with Gigabyte and Dell's tragic foray into phones.
But you also missed a few other ones on your list. Both good and bad.
Microsoft definitely has had success with the Surface line of computers. The Lumia wasn't great, but NOTHING like the Kin line. Verizon had to BUY back the Kin 1 and 2 that they were giving away for free. Clearly we can call MS a failure in the phone world.
But would you call Samsung a failure in the phone world? Yet they do manufacture laptops too.
The objective Guy, 07 Jan 2019Regarding Apple, yes they're a computer company and you may have overlooked how GSMarena noted... morefair comment as I simply browsed it, looking for a fair opinion.
their point with Apple is invalid as they did not stopped producing computer/PC's.
With ASUS, it is only one line and their reason is not acceptable as ASUS continues to sell phones and now has the best gaming phone yet.
Yo I've managed to install Kali Linux on my 6 year old rooted Sony phone! :))
It even runs GIMP like a charm!!! On a 6 year old phone!
I'm amazed how fluid and fast it's processing.
Now I'm definitely going to root my S8+.
Whoever said smartphones are only for calls, messages and games couldn't be more wrong!
I've posted a screenshot bellow :
Carol, 06 Jan 2019Phillips? Toshiba? Please show me their smartphones, i am uet to see one.
Panasonic still doe... moreHere you go:
I don't remember any new Philips Android devices being released after 2015 (They still make dumb phones though, which are rebranded no-name devices) while Panasonic mostly makes budget devices for India now. Great success?
Farhan aka Wolverine, 07 Jan 2019Do you know about 'Surface'? Is it software?Just because they made Surface doesnt mean they are full fledge computer company. Microsoft is still just a software company. LG made washing machine are they full fledge washing machine company???
zodiacfml, 07 Jan 2019is Apple not a computer maker? Where is ASUS? dumb article.
Regarding Apple, yes they're a computer company and you may have overlooked how GSMarena noted they were the exception regarding success among other computer companies.
Asus is right there, mentioned after Acer. There are 2 full lines dedicated to it, LOL
Let's see: Apple makes computers, Samsung makes computers, Sony made computers, Motorola (owned by Lenovo) makes computers,Google makes computers(chromebooks), Acer makes computers, Asus makes computers. Other than LG, Huawei and Xiaomi all big phone manufacturers make/made computers.
Anonymous, 06 Jan 2019https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cosmo-communicator#/
Ta-da! LolIt's cool but still a concept?
I am looking at GDP Pocket 2 now and wow! I want one!
The problem is it runs windows 10, not Linux :(
Get a usb wifi sniffer with that and it's time for pen testing :)
Luxor, 07 Jan 2019What part of 'computer makers' do you not understand? Microsoft is a software company. Do you know about 'Surface'? Is it software?
zodiacfml, 07 Jan 2019is Apple not a computer maker? Where is ASUS? dumb article. Yes apple is computer maker but their phones are trash
Gusta, 06 Jan 2019Why only Apple success is because late Steve Jobs is a great marketer and influencer (also vis... morejobs, just like gates and several others was just a cheap common thief, they stole their ideas and products from xerox at menlow Park, the only good thing jobs managed to do was to prove to other egotistical super rich that when it's time to die, no matter your money, your influence etc etc, yer going to die...
zodiacfml, 07 Jan 2019is Apple not a computer maker? Where is ASUS? dumb article. You the dumb one. Apple and Asus are successful in making phones. This article only mentioned those who FAILED at making phones and no longer active making them.
Farhan aka Wolverine, 06 Jan 2019You forgot Toshiba. Microsoft is another notable mention as they made phones (Kins, Lumias). L... moreWhat part of 'computer makers' do you not understand? Microsoft is a software company.
is Apple not a computer maker? Where is ASUS? dumb article.
I did not know the marketshare of Lenovo was that low. Always thought it would be much higher, especially in China.
Rex Tech, 06 Jan 2019Where are ???:
-Panasonic (many laptops made by Panasonic were used in the... morePhillips? Toshiba? Please show me their smartphones, i am uet to see one.
Panasonic still does smartphones sold in Japan. So i do not see the reason they failed.
Anonymous, 06 Jan 2019I think you just forgot SONY !! they made both laptops and smartphones for years! They still sell smartphones so, they did not actually fail like the ones presented here.
jamesschwarz987, 06 Jan 2019B-But isn't Apple, Samsung, and especially Asus has succeeded on both phones and PCs department?Apple and samsung? Apple is mediocre with a micro footprint while samsung? I am yet to see a computer with this name. Nope smartphones and tablet's Do NOT count.
Sad to see Lenovo's market share is that low, I honestly think the P2 is the best value phone ever made.