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Hail the new smartphone kings Apple and Samsung - Q2 earnings recap

0. phoneArena 06 Aug 2011, 16:30 posted on

We dive into the second quarter reports to find the real surprise not being Apple and Samsung overtaking Nokia's smartphone volumes, or Apple's record quarter, but rather Samsung's 500+ % increase in smartphone shipments...

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

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 17:03 2

1. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


the competition is buzzing! so i suggest they keep up on this domain rather than in a court room,it's been rediculous lately

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 18:08 6

2. Plong (unregistered)


I wonder why people love this android phones...this phones are useless...good phones but poor battery life...we all know that...very poor battey life...people who owns this phones are stupid..,its not mobility!!!!better have a solar charge in your bag pack when you have an android....hahahahaha

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 19:39 3

7. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Everyday people are trolling :(

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 20:44 8

9. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Poor battery life

Poor update consistency

Poor ways of managing data since Android phones are data hogs

Poor security and stability

Poor choice of apps

Poor build quality of phones

Seriously lol, I can keep going on and on on why Android will always be second best and how its fans overhype a Linux ripoff.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 20:49 4

11. LMAOMIZ (unregistered)


miz is one dumb kid honestly, it is just a phone get over yourself just go stick the iphone up your butt already and be done with honestly WHO CARES GET A LIFE.. and Plong please learn how to write please go back to school.. ok thank you

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 00:46 7

17. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


Your telling him how to write? Lol! Have you read your own comment?

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 06:17 1

18. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


"Android will always be second best "
Youre wrong there...
bada is the best OS, followed by MeeGo, followed by WebOS, followed by Symbian, followed by Android, followed by IOS, followed by WP7 !

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 07:11 3

20. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


buahahahahahahaha in your dreams son, bada is nothing mote than a feature phone OS. Bada is just another cash-cow for samsung, even though it doesn't have a lot of users.
its in this order- Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, Web OS.
Bada and Meego aren't even big players in the phone world.
WTH? meego isn't even out yet!

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 09:27 4

22. haikallp (unregistered)


no, BB isnt number 3..its market share is falling as we speak..its a 'fashion statement' os that does not bring anything innovative..WP is number 3

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 18:25

3. chapin (unregistered)


hey you damm ass i phone suks that show you i many damm people we have that owen the i phone

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 18:36 7

4. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


It has always been known throughout the smartphone world that iphones are for DUMMIES people with NO KNOWLEDGE of exactly what the capabilities of a smartphone really is. Android devices regardless of the manufacturers are computers not every android devices is built the same but android devices HAVE NO LIMITATIONS. Iphones are basically good for music meaning itunes and picture taking otherwise why would anyone who is into technology rather they understand OS platforms or rather they are a computer geek why would anyone like that want a iphone??? My EVO 3D and my past EVO 4G makes the iphone LOOK USELESS and WEAK...As stated above IPHONES ARE FOR DUMMIES.......And trust me there appears to be many DUMMIES in this world....

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 19:37 8

6. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


And it appears you are one of them. GTFO FANBOY!

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 18:43

5. DAMN!! (unregistered)


cool story bro

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 20:02 1

8. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Android has more market share than iOS. Great news Phone Arena.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 20:44 5

10. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


You wish

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 21:07 3

12. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)


You know it! check the stats you ignorant fool.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 22:10 6

14. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


android smartphone market share is larger then iOS. However iOS is bigger then android if you consider the entire scope of both platforms which includes tablets and the iPod touch. So name calling isn't necessary considering technically your wrong. Taco probably will tell you this anyway.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 08:13 2

21. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


we are talking about smart phones, not MP3 players and tablets.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 09:40 4

23. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


When you say android has more market share technically he is wrong. If he said smartphone then he is correct. BenCjamin called him ignorant when technically he is wrong.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 07:03

35. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Anyone ever pull up share statistics when including ipod touches? I havent seen a link yet. You guys may be right about that, but I want proof!! :)==

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:29 4

26. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I don't have to since you didi lol. What a nonsense comment. "android has more market share". What does that have to do with the article.


Dionddc is mostly a worthless troll.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 21:43 5

13. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ok, why is Apple and "ipad" as 2 seperate categories while samsungs tablets and everyone else's all get lumped up into 1 total? Apple won in profit anyways, but what.. ya had to make it look better than it was? If you were to put the "ipad" money in with the "apple" money it would still be in first place but it wouldnt be nearly the stretch that it is now. Kind of disingenuous dont ya think? If your going to do that, why dont you separate Samsungs dumb-phone margins from its smartphone margins and see how that looks.

I dont care about the placement, but this constant double standard for apple gets really annoying. They either lump all iphone sales into 1 category while seperating each android by name, or seperate ipad profit from iphone profit while everyone else is lumped together with their tablets and phones. Keep it equal. Thats all we ask.

Other than that its a

"if you havent had enough fanboy fodder this week, here is a recap to keep the boards going".. lol

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 22:16 1

15. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


By separating them it makes apple products look worse doesn't it? You would be adding the profits of the iPad to the iPhone and the profit margin would be a lot greater. Im confused now great :(.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 00:37 1

16. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


By separating the iPad, iPhone and iPods, it creates the false illusion that they are different. The chart is trying to show that they are two completely different devices. (Apple iPhone, then you have the iPad) They created an over-sized iOS device with the same UI found on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

They might as well separate feature phone and smart phone sales by manufacturers.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:11 2

24. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


No, if you look at the profits from the iphone they are about 4x what the profits are on the ipad. By seperating the two, you allow apples profits to look much greater than they actually are. Iphones and iPads sell full retail (and to carriers) for a very similar price.

Did they still win? yea by far, so why seperate them out when no one else is seperated? It's just a double standard to make apple look even better, and it just gets tiring.

The same rules for everyone.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:26 5

25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Tough luck for fanboys like you. Apple dominates and it's well documented.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 11:56 4

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


iPhone profits are not even close to 4 times more than iPad. They have mostly the same components. Plus on bigger screen and minus on cell radios. Ipads do cost a little more to make but not 4 times more.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:18 3

29. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wow, iDiot, can you read graphs? The iphone profits were well more than tripple of the ipads profits.

did i say "profit per unit" or "profits"?

hmm.. seems you will never learn reading comprehension.

iDiot iTroll.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 14:33 1

33. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


So by having mostly the same components, same OS, same UI excluding the screen and radios. They should be considered a different group?
The Apple iPhone is in the group "Apple iPhone"
The Apple iPad is in the group "iPad", not "Apple iPad", but "iPad". Thus creating the false illusion of a new device. Many other tech blogs are guilty of this also.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 11:45 4

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


so fanboys complain if sales are lumped together (iphone 3gs and 4) complain if they're separated such as here. Complain PA is biased when they're clearly not and just mostly reposting articles from other places.

If they had lumped in iPad with iPhone sales it would have looked like they outsold other manufacturers even more so you would have complained about that. Face you're only happy if Apple fails which is very rare.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:42 3

31. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


could u be a bigger troll?

Exactly how would apple fail if the sales were lumped together? they would still win by a healthy margin.

Iphone 3g and 4g were not seperated in this article... nor should they have been, all iphones and the ipad were seperated while no other manufacturer had that seperation between tablets and smartphones.. or smartphones n dumbphones.. or any separation at all

I realize your a dumb iBot, but even you should be able to recognize a double standard when you see it.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 06:19 1

19. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I liked the name they gave to Nokia. "Elopacolypse" : D
That is the perfect name for Nokia at the moment.
Lets fire Elop before he destroys Nokia.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:23 4

30. isac417 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


iphone5 4G > GSII 3g

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 07:04

36. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ha.. iSheep had these comments moderated and there isnt even anything more than PG in the comments.. waah.

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