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[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by kaiwai on Sun 29th Jul 2012 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
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"The Americans are not in Baghdad. They are burning in their tanks", the Iraqi minister of information said, as the American tanks rode through the city, and bombs were dropping all around him.


So when are we going to see Android vendors actually give a crap about their customers by providing Android updates and upgrades in a timely manner like we see with iOS? If I'm going to spend NZ$999 on a Samsung Galaxy SIII I want to make damn sure that it actually has more than 6 months of support which seems to be the high water mark when it comes to Samsung's policy of "ship a phone then let the customer fend for him or herself". I'm all for a robust competitor but people cheerleading on Android is just plain stupid.

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