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 Sun 29th Jul 2012 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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What are the metrics you are referring to? I dabble in both android and ios development, so I think I've had a good deal of experience with both operating systems. I have no idea why anyone would think that android the operating system hasn't earned its stripes or proven its worth.

I'd still prefer meego or mameo on simular hardware available from my us carrier at simular on contract prices, but android is decent.

I never said Android is trash. I think it's decent as well, but I don't think it's greatest thing since sliced bread as some here do. It wouldn't surprise me if a number of them go overboard with Android-praise simply because it's not Apple-praise, the same way Linux users do because Linux isn't Windows.

Let's face it.. Android hasn't introduced any game-changers. Being less closed than the competition isn't exactly worthy of a parade imo.

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