Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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Android Dominated Smartphone world
by shotsman on Tue 4th Dec 2012 17:32 UTC
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

IMHO, it is worse than that.

AFAIK, one manufacturer dominates the Android market and that is Samsung.
They are also trying to dominate a number of ther H/W markets. For examples TV's.

We could end up totally dependent upon one manufacturer for Android phones and that is not a good thing for anyone.

Whilst the Fandroids hate everything Apple and laught at Windows 8 devices, I feel that their smugness might come to bite them where it hurts at some point not too far in the future.

Therefore, I've decided not to purchase anything made by Samsung. I have a LG TV, an HTC phone, a Bosch Washing Machine etc. Actually it isn't all that difficult to do this at the moment but if SS become much bigger then how long will be have the luxury of choice in many areas.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yours truly is developing a Samsung Smart TV app as we speak.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Silly corporate FUD is silly. The Android market has a healthy number of vendors; Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony, Acer, Asus, Google, etc, etc. That can most definitively not be said about the iOS or RIM gardens, for example.

The new Windows 8 Phone ecosystem is not a proven quality yet. But Microsoft has also managed to bring vendor diversity to their phone OS.

There is plenty of competition and offer in the mobile market place.
Perhaps that is why it's moving at such pace. BTW, a year and a half ago Samsung had a smaller share of the Android market than either HTC or Motorola. It's a bit too early to cry wolf regarding their dominance.

Edited 2012-12-05 01:02 UTC

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