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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Both are doing great
by Alexandre on Sun 29th Jul 2012 12:52 UTC
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Apple is doing great, Samsung too.
Android is taking the lead with Samsung in front, I wouldn't be surprised if in the following quarter sales of galaxy 3 become very close to iphone sales... obviously next iphone will probably change that.
Having more profit margins is not a good sign for consumers, they are buying less for more, but I doubt between similar devices profit margins are very different - say between s3 and 4s.

Apple doesn't have to sell more than all android or even just Samsung to be a successful company.

For me and objectively android is way better than ios and s3 is a few steps above 4s - bigger battery, bigger display and resolution, more powerful and scalable OS.
Jelly beans, things like "google now" and more, are showing to the World that google and android are leading smart phone software.

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