Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is growing increasingly concerned with Samsung's dominance of the Android - and smartphone - landscape. Supposedly, the topic is being openly discussed at Google, and as far as I'm concerned, that's great news.
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More competition than they think
by Priest on Wed 27th Feb 2013 03:50 UTC
Priest
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2006-05-12

Android phones to this point have been an arms race for larger screens, higher resolutions etc. but now all the flagship phones are launching at 1080p, 5 inch screens, ~8MP cameras etc.

In the same way it doesn't matter to my inlaws if they have a $500 desktop or a $1800 desktop we are slowly going to start seeing the same thing with Android phones.

HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG etc. all make Android phones almost as good as Samsung. The S1 was't a very good phone and Samsung has lead the pack for only about 2 years.

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aldo Member since:
2010-02-17

The S1 was't a very good phone and Samsung has lead the pack for only about 2 years.


You're spot on there - Samsung's rise to number 1 started with the S2, less than 2 years ago. It's only about 18 months ago that HTC had nearly a quarter of the US smartphone market. Things change, sometimes quite quickly. And as the Galaxy S2 showed, all it needs is one especially good phone to grab some serious market share.

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