Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sat 28th Jul 2012 20:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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"To all of you with Android hard-ons... Be careful. Some of you have put the OS, undeserving, on a pedestal standing far taller than reality can justify.

Android has managed to become `the new shiney` but it has a long way to go before it's proven and has its stripes. Try really hard to keep that in mind next time you feel the wave of fanaticism coming on.

"The Americans are not in Baghdad. They are burning in their tanks", the Iraqi minister of information said, as the American tanks rode through the city, and bombs were dropping all around him.
Two things...

First, you do realize that your response doesn't relate to what I said in any way, ....right?

Second, you seem to have been around the tech industry long enough to know that it takes time for any `new shiney` to prove itself. It's the long run that matters most and for Android the long run hasn't happened yet.

Keep in mind, I'm not telling you to resist ejaculating on yourself over Android. I'm just cautioning you not to do so prematurely. Any sane & half-knowledgeable person knows that's good advice. Let's check back and see how things are going for the little OS that could in a few years, once it's out of its diaper.

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