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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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Sat 28th Jul 2012 15:06 UTC
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So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS

Probably inevitable in some ways. They did initially tie the iPhone to a single carrier, leaving the rest of the market wide open.

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by zima on Wed 1st Aug 2012 00:06 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
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The same thing happens, even more so, in places that never had iPhone exclusivity to one carrier. Which is most of the world.

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