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]: Apple isn't Mazda.
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2012 00:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Apple isn't Mazda. "
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I didn't say Samsung is doing better than Apple. You made that up all by yourself. I said Samsung sells more smartphones than Apple.

Reading comprehension 101. You're tripping over your own fanboy threads you've spun.

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RE[6]: Apple isn't Mazda.
by sergio on Sun 29th Jul 2012 02:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Apple isn't Mazda. "
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

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


You wrote that not me, calling "nonsense" to a fact.

You are in love with your Samsung Galaxy telling us every day how fantastic Samsung is. Who's the fanboy?

I don't care about iPhones nor Galaxies, they're over-priced junk. I'm only saying: hey, this comparison is technically incorrect and biased.

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RE[7]: Apple isn't Mazda.
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2012 05:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Apple isn't Mazda. "
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Your reply has nothing to do with my comment.

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redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

Samsung knows how to play the game too.... they fired back with 10 infringements by Apple.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/21/samsung-strikes-back-at-apple-wi...

From the picture in that article, it does seem that they style their default screen to be a little more iOS like than other android phones I have seen. They probably will end up paying Apple something. But I doubt it will stop them from continuing to be a strong competitor.

I am glad to see Android has become a worthy competitor. I have loved my iPhones, But I am worried that Apple's new mapping app may not do everything that I liked using in Google's app. If that is the case, and if they don't allow google provide a map app through the app store, I am very likely to get get a Android phone next time.

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RE[6]: Apple isn't Mazda.
by kristoph on Tue 31st Jul 2012 04:28 in reply to "RE[5]: Apple isn't Mazda. "
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Reading comprehension 101. You're tripping over your own fanboy threads you've spun.


Randomly accusing people of fanboyism to support your own arguments - which, let's be honest, are usually sort of like Michael Bay movies: lot's of screaming and shouting and virtually no substance - is pretty lame, don't you think?

You could at least make an effort when someone challenges your pet theories.

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