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Poll results: Do you expect an industry status-quo change in 2014?

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Poll results: Do you expect an industry status-quo change in 2014?
Apple and Samsung. It seems as if no matter what the competition does, these two always finish on top at the end of the year when the coin-counting commences. And that's for a very good reason -- both have their specific area of expertise, and they know very well how to make the most out of it.

But as we love to remind you every chance we get, the competition is becoming more and more intense. Brands from literally every corner of the globe, both big and small, are closing the gap and are looking ever more ferocious and ready to compromise the foundations that prop the two incumbents. What's more, it looks as if consumers are also getting a bit tired with the status-quo, which, some argue, has made Apple and Samsung complacent and unmotivated to continue innovating. But does that mean a dismantling of the status-quo? We wanted to hear your thoughts, and you spoke up.

Nearly 20% of you think that a "major upset" is what lies ahead for the Apple/Samsung duo in 2014. That could happen, just look at BlackBerry and Nokia. The majority (over 57%), however, while agreeing that a change is coming, are not inclined to bet that it'll happen quite so fast. Things are brewing, they agree, but it will likely take longer than just a few measly months. Lastly, 22.7% err on the side of facts, and do not feel as if anything is capable of unseating the two giants in the near future.

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Do you expect an industry status-quo change in 2014?
20.02%
170 votes
(170 votes) A major 'upset' is definitely in the making, y'all just wait and see!
57.24%
486 votes
(486 votes) Not necessarily in 2014, but things are brewing
22.73%
193 votes
(193 votes) Yeah, good luck with that! No reason to believe a change is on the way

849 votes

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posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:02 1

1. district11 (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


More competition is good :)

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:21 1

2. Finalflash (Posts: 1447; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Not if the APTO have anything to say about it.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 11:36 2

7. Ashoaib (Posts: 1215; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Apple is a hurdle in any advancement or change, a road block for any change... they will bring a case if they will see any success in a new product and icourts are not sitting idle to help

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:34 1

3. papss (unregistered)


I hope wp starts eating chunks of android and IOS mairket share but it will take much time

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 10:57

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


they have been burning money on that one for quite some time tough

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 11:12 2

6. Karriope (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


I agree that things aren't likely to change much this year. In fact I feel like Samsung has upped their game just as much as the competitors have to match Samsung. So in other words Samsung is still going to be on top of the Android space (plus they have the money in the bank to out-advertise) for this year while Apple is likely to stay where they are, because they are Apple.

Why? Well, Sony and HTC are upping their antes, but Samsung hasn't exactly rested on its laurels (switching to ISOCELL, matching Sony's IPxx, fastest updates, "the best smartphone display ever") and has avoided losing some of their winning qualities (battery life, AMOLED, compactness, ergonomics, etc.).
The S5 (besides the looks department) honestly strikes me as having no weak points in hardware (except mono speaker, gadzakes) and regardless of your view on TouchWhiz it is hands down the most functional (version of a) mobile operating system I've had the experience of using.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 20:52

8. techperson211 (Posts: 442; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


No patent B.S. Low licensing fees for better competition. No more monopolizing market trend.

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