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[5]: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Tue 31st Jul 2012 05:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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The average customer doesn't give a damn about Android. It's a "success" because any manufacturer can use it to dump zillions of phones on the market. Can anyone name all Samsung models on the market right now?

People don't buy Android, they buy a phone that allows them to run a few apps. A lot probably don't even know their phone runs Android. Do ads even mention it?

If everyone dumped Android today and shipped their phones with WP8 people would buy that.

So Android is only a "success" for manufacturers and when looking at the profits leaves only Samsung right now.

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