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[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sun 29th Jul 2012 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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"you do realize that your response doesn't relate to what I said in any way, ....right?

Since you ask: wrong. His response hits the nail and that you do not even understand the meaning...

Let me translate: Android already won. It did already prove itself. Its number #1. It got the gold medal. It kicked compitors a** all of them. Most customers buy Android. It made it. Its THE success story. Its the market leading OS. Its ahead everything. It even sells better then Windows Desktop. Its silver, gold and platin in one. It is there, it is real, it won already.

More clear?

Let me guess.. You also believe the moon is made of cheese & the Earth is flat. The irony actually is his reply. It's guys like you and him who are the Iraqi Information Minister declaring that Android has already won the war.

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RE[5]: Comment by ilovebeer
by MOS6510 on Tue 31st Jul 2012 05:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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The average customer doesn't give a damn about Android. It's a "success" because any manufacturer can use it to dump zillions of phones on the market. Can anyone name all Samsung models on the market right now?

People don't buy Android, they buy a phone that allows them to run a few apps. A lot probably don't even know their phone runs Android. Do ads even mention it?

If everyone dumped Android today and shipped their phones with WP8 people would buy that.

So Android is only a "success" for manufacturers and when looking at the profits leaves only Samsung right now.

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RE[6]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Soulbender on Tue 31st Jul 2012 05:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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People don't buy Android, they buy a phone that allows them to run a few apps.

Imagine that, purchasing something based on it's functional value rather than glitzy exterior and marketing hype.

Can anyone name all Samsung models on the market right now?

Uh no, they have a diverse selection of models. Why is this in any way important? I can't name every single shoe that Nike makes.

Do ads even mention it?

Plenty of ads here mention Android, it's a selling point.

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