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 cdude on Sun 29th Jul 2012 05:50 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Apple isn't Mazda. "
cdude
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You compare apples with oranges. Google, that is the one making Android vs Apple, the one making iOs, and there revenues on devices sold is irrelevant.
Google never had the goal to make with Android.money by sold devices. Heck, they are not even the ones who sell most Android devices! There business plan with Android is very different then those Apple has with iphone. You cannot compare on pure revenue AND especially not with Samsung who, and I repeat myself, have 1. another business-model then google and Apple and 2. are not even the once who do Android.

Comparing devices sold and hence market share of the ecosystem is the most logical if not only way to compare both. Also cause Google, the Android maker, does not give numbers out about its real source of income for Android. Let alone that Android secures there number #1 income-source and is, in my eyes, more competing with Windows+Bing+Azure rather then with Apple.

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