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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I suppose on a "openness" scale of 1 to 10, with Android being 10 and Apple 1

What? Would that make the Nokia N9, 20 on that scale? Please Android while pretty open on some fronts, is not a 10. Give it 8, and Apple does allow 3rd party apps, while they control which, you could imagine a phone like the first iPhone where native apps are not allowed at all.

So on a more absolete openness scale:
First iPhone: 1
Current iPhones: 2
Androids: 6-8
Nokia N9: 10
WP7: 3
Win8 RT: (guess) 5
Win8 non-RT: 9

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ricegf Member since:

Haha! I was establishing a scale from 1 to 10 using iPhone and Android as relative anchors, kind of like setting Celsius with 0 arbitrarily at water's freezing point and 100 it's boiling point.

For an absolute. (Kelvin?) scale of openness, your's wouldn't be a bad starting point.

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