over in the "LG Debuts Four Mid-Tier Devices " discussion:
Why even bother?
They waste so much time and money into phones that no one really wants. It's simple really - make a bang-for-buck device like the Moto G, then have a flagship phone like the G3, and there you go. Costs are down, and you don't have a bunch of useless mid to low tier phones that just won't sell to warrant the cost.
It's the same realization Samsung had - they simply pumped out too much crap, and hoped that it stuck; rather it simply displayed to them that only the GS5 and Note devices were actually selling in significant ways - and the others were just fillers and basically a waste of time.