Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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Hardware quality
by sb56637 on Tue 4th Dec 2012 14:43 UTC
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2006-05-11

I'm quite disenchanted with the hardware quality of the Android devices I own. Last week both my Motorola Droid 2 Global and my Samsung Captivate Glide stopped working, both due to touchscreen problems. Both were very lightly used and not very old. I am *extremely* meticulous and take great measures to care for my phone, so the breakage is the manufacturer's fault. So hardware quality should also be a major consideration when buying a smartphone, not just the OS. Because, lemme tell ya, a working smartphone with a subpar OS is a heck of a lot better than a smartphone with a sweet OS and no touchscreen... >:-(

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