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Apple gains market share, passes LG and takes second behind Samsung

0. phoneArena 01 Dec 2012, 02:05 posted on

Android is still the top OS, iOS follows, and the next quarter is going to be really interesting...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 02:07 3

1. mercorp (Posts: 1035; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Regular pattern,as always...

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 09:14 5

28. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Come on HTC, you can do better than that

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 09:15

29. Aeires (unregistered)


Yep, did people think their share would go down after releasing a new model?

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 09:17 3

30. Aeires (unregistered)


Can but likely won't. They created a flagship phone but put it only on Verizon and gave it only a 10 hour battery. Should have followed Apple and Samsung's lead by releasing the DNA on all carriers and should have given it a Razr Maxx equivalent battery to truly make it a flagship device, one that would bring them back from their sinking profits.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:08 1

38. a22matic (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Obviously they can't... They've broken the 2012 promise they made about maintaining their current phones. I'm speaking as an EVO LTE owner on ICS. Phone also has bugs that haven't been addressed for months.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 15:19

68. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Text is misleading. Smartphone OSes only, not entire mobile market.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:01

77. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


HTC must Expand its advertise....
More ADV=More Sell

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:14

78. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


That's the first thing I thought when I saw this.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 03:47 1

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


This is old data, there are new reports that iPhone has overtaken Android in US for last 12 week sales.

That's perhaps b-c Nexus 4, DNA, Optimus G, Notes 2 have not been in the market yet or for very limited time.

But overall you're right, Android will do much better than at the same time last year.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 02:18 28

2. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


apple will always be second to samsung and google ;)

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 07:18 1

15. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


are you forgetting that in actual term of profits, google and samsung combined with MS have less profit than apple. i dont like apple but i like reality.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 07:20

16. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


by last year yoou mean? perhaps you wanted to say next year.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 07:43 4

18. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


No, not combined with Samsung, silly.
That would yield about 15billion.
Get your figures right.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 08:17 5

22. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Darac is right. samsung has plenty of profit from its mobile division alone. The revenue of the entire Samsung group is about 200 billion dollars which places it in the top ten largest company. Apple by contrast ranks 30 something

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 09:52 2

32. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


so you love that fact that Apple is extracting all consumer surplus out of you?

k

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 09:57

34. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


wrong.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:23 2

42. MeoCao (unregistered)


This is the link

http://allthingsd.com/20121127/iphone-overtakes-android-in-the-u-s-android-extends-lead-abroad/

Next time get the fact right before talking.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 02:28 3

3. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I'm glad to see Motorola is still hanging in there at 11%. Hopefully with Google in control that number starts to go up again.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 02:44 7

4. jove39 (Posts: 1912; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


In android 2.x I wasn't fan of Samsung's TW...but in 4.x samsung has made TW lovable...now people shying away from Android will come back for features missing in other platforms/devices...I think Samsung will see bump in share in next results.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 07:43 3

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 6336; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I only start noticing samsung after apple sue them. Now i am using more of their products including a phone and a tablet. Thinking of getting a new samsung refrigerator to replace my old one.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 20:53

75. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Yup..touchwiz isn't that bad. Granted, it's not a work of art but it's very good in terms of function. Fell in love with touchwiz since the launch of SGS2.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 02:46 3

5. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Always looks at YoY data rather than daily figures which makes no sense.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 03:45 3

6. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


What's the bet Nokia sells more smartphones than htc over the next 3 months

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 20:43

72. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Honestly, neither of them has a shining future.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 03:53

8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I don't get it.. this survey shows a comfortable lead for android(which makes every sense) while the other one claims ios overtaking it during the same period.
What gives?

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 04:02 1

9. MeoCao (unregistered)


No, the survey is until Oct 12 only, and iOS overtook Android in 12 week period ending late Nov.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:29

44. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Meo, iOS did not overtake Android for the 12 week period shown - the chart and figures show that Apple gained the most percentage of marketshare in that time period over other OEMs, but that Google had the greater gains when looked at from an OS point of view. Not sure why these charts are a big deal - who really knows how accurate they are and what do we consumers gain from them - nothing - unless, people buy a phone/OS just to be number one.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:47

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 22975; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I bought my iPhone my one x and every other phone I've owned cuz I liked em. I can care less about who's #1, who leads in market share, or who's stock is rising/falling. I drive a bus n vegas, so all I care about is reporting to work on time cuz LV transit pays me. Not Samsung Apple, or google.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:47

49. MeoCao (unregistered)


Have I ever said it was a big deal, I just said about what I read. This is always not 100% accurate about these things but at least research is always better than guessing.

The report also said US was the only market that iOS barely beat Android.

I also so said I thought this would change when new top Android phones enter market in US.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 11:16

51. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I must be missing something as the report I see if over a 3 - month period in the U.S. and it shows Android and Samsung are in the lead. Where do you see that Apple or even iOS barely beat out Android. I do see that Android increased its share more than Apple iOS did and that Samsung had a gain not quite as big as APPLE, although, the gains showed are all minor.

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