All this says to me is that there is still a large population of idiots using a phone that will be a nice Gorilla Glass paperweight after Christmas.....
So they compare a phone with little to no publicity and a phone that, while having huge publicity, is still very new to a phone that was released earlier this year, had even greater publicity, and is a part of a series of flagships known world over?
You lost me on that one.... What would anyone presume the V20 deserves in relation to the depth of the article?
If you feel that the V20 deserves to outsell anything else, or deserves to have its sales weakness covered up or that anything that mentions the V20 in less than glowing terms is "lame". You don't find this article, which is clearly focused on the Note 7 - including it's url address - and then plop it into the V20 section, calling it "lame" and with no other explanation or analysis unless one of two things is happening. 1) You didn't read the entire article or 2) You're looking for sensationalism and muckery rather than any sort of sincere discussion. It's possible both things are happening.
The OP didn't mention what device he was talking about in the thread title, made no comments or analysis whatsoever and calls it "lame" without a single word of explanation. They also haven't returned to offer any support for their position or to dispute any of the refutations of their assumed position - which is likely that they don't enjoy having a negative light shown on the V20 - otherwise this thread would be where it belongs, in the Note 7 section with a title that says, "Apteligent indicates there are still more Note 7's in use than other recently launched devices" or something to that effect, and some comments would be in the first post indicating that the OP had read the article and wanted to discuss aspects of it.
Being frustrated that someone pointed out the low sales volumes of the V20 doesn't make sense unless you start with the assumption that it's going to be a huge seller. Everyone already knew that the V20 was barely going to move units, no matter how good of a job LG can do in the design, execution and marketing.
Here's an example of reading the article and providing some of your own thoughts:
Aside from that, the data is obviously completely bunk unless we are to believe that there are less than 100k LG V20's out in the wild... that's an impossibly low figure. We also know that the Pixel/Pixel XL combination has already outsold the Note 7 lineup, making their position on this chart stand out as fishingly small and there's no way on earth that the Sony Xperia XZ sold anything near or ever will sell as many as the week 1 sales of the Note 7. We also know that the Note 7 curve doesn't look that way because of the numbers given about returns between recall periods - a blip that doesn't even register on the chart. We also know that in the US there are, as of many weeks ago, less than 50k devices in use - and we can extrapolate that to mean there are likely less than 200k on the planet. This chart would have us believe that the V20 and OP3T have less than 200k devices in use combined. Obviously bad data.
Long story short, this is either a chart made using unintentional sampling bias or major errors in sampling. It definitely is not a comprehensive review of devices connected to the global internet.