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Samsung growing to top smartphone brand in Europe, iPhone slowing down in Europe in Q2 2012

0. phoneArena 06 Aug 2012, 09:18 posted on

We’ve already seen the quarterly sales data of Android and iOS - major researchers like Strategy Analytics, IDC and Canalys all agreed that Google’s platform…

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posted on 06 Aug 2012, 09:50 3

19. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Apple's iOS 6 is very likely same looks of 6 yrs old - iOS and possible some widget like window 8 with real-time info on it of it's left column. Apple hardware is good but lack SD and bad- 30pins-->19pins proprietary connector, for those whose already own Apple product cannot share the plug....Too bad!

I would hope Apple understand this type of concept its future design.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 14:24 1

153. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

I used iOS 6 beta, was not impressed whatsoever. They added GPS? Old news. Facebook integration? GTFO?! So innovative!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:02 1

23. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)

actually, this is what apple wants to see........they like to release a new product after the older one loses its popularity, on the other hand, samsung's aim is to sell their flagship galaxy phones a few months before the iphone so that they could ship enough phones before the iphone comes and takes over the market, at that point samsung will reduce the price of their phone......the year ends with apple dominating the market and i consider the fourth quarter as the right time to buy a phone, if u like to buy an iphone,you can buy one, if u like a galaxy or any other flagship android phone, you can get it for a cheaper rate, android phones lose their value quickly, especially after the iphone releases and thats a good news for those who want to buy an android phone as well.....personally, i like the iphone because it has better apps but i won't mind a galaxy s3 if i get it for a cheaper rate, so i am waiting for the iphone's release....

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:07 2

24. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

Best news i heard all day. Can't stop this train from reaching the top even though its already the #1 mobile OS ever!.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:08 3

25. fistigons (Posts: 330; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

I like the Android vs Apple picture.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:10 1

26. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

lol Android all the way! With Apple trying to sue everyone, its going to eventually backfire on them.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:27 2

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

Spain - iOS 2.8 percent, Android 87 percent!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:31 1

32. bucky (Posts: 2573; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I like the competition nd the sgs3 but these articles pop out the same time every year before the new iPhone is released. It took almost a whole year to finally slow down the sales of one phone...hater or not that's pretty impressive.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:47 1

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

In the article it mentions that the iPhone being more expensive as a reason why android is selling so well. This is something I've been talking about for a long time. Glad that I'm backed up by the facts of the story.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 14:20 2

148. AppleWho (banned) (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

customers in europe prefer not to be ripped off...

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:21 3

131. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

the falling down of the rotten fruit.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:31 3

136. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)

The iPhone 5 will sell very well no matter what. There are some Apple fans out there who just love the iPhone because its a great phone, but most people are going to buy it because they think everyone has one. It's a status symbol, and for those who want to show they're "cool" or "rich" or whatever they hope to convey, will automatically upgrade to the newest iPhone no matter how insignificant the differences are. These people are going to make the majority of new iPhone sales.

I just had a debate with a cousin who tried telling me there are more iPhone users than Android users. "Everywhere you go, everybody has the iPhone. Android will never catch up!" She even told me I was the only person she knew that uses a Droid with a hint of condescension in her voice. I though it was hilarious because her little glass phone with the cracked screen, 3G speeds, and Siri made her feel so superior. But you should never bring a knife to a gun fight. I didn't totally dismantle the warm cuddly feelings she had about her iPhone, but let just say the Droid Razr is a great tool for intimidation. I even challenged her using my wife's HTC Rhyme just to make it fair and even the Rhyme kicked the crap out of her iPhone. But I will say this... The iPhone was smooth! Cracked screen and all.

The point is, we can all go back and forth

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:44 3

142. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)

... about sales and which one cost less. But the fact is people buy the phone they buy for different reasons, so one size, spec or OS will not fit all. Some people here think the iPhone is simply the best phone EVER, while I think my Droid Razr is the best phone EVER! But who cares as long as you enjoy what YOU have.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 14:09 1

145. kimoz (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

hey guys may be this doesn't belong to the article but i must say this .

android is really much better than ios but in performance may be ios is better.
if apple released a 5 inch phone ; the whole world will say this is revolutionary and ios fans will say this is the best size .

but when samsung released a 5.3 inch and 4.8 inch phones ( note and s3 ) ; people and especially ios fans will say this is bulky .

steve jobs is a great man ; he recieves a lot of praise while other people recieve nothing
manufacturers who developed large screen phones didn't get the praise that steve jobs got

apple and ios fans allways say samsung and htc stole from apple . this is rediculus .

they believe that steve jobs is a god !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . people must know that there are people who can do and invent things better than steve jobs

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 14:40 2

155. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I agree, Steve Jobs was really good marketing specialist, but nothing more!
Steve Jobs talks about 'visions' was just a bulls**t! The real persons who saw any real 'visions' and made them come true was people who was working down in the labs!

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 15:53 2

167. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

if someone belive steve jobs is a god, than a new product from steve job "iCult"

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 14:14 1

146. AppleWho (banned) (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

It is funny when one mentions theft and apple in the same paragraph or sentence..

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 03:54

187. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i dont really like samsung a phone brand... i only like there appliances....

i better buy motorola android than samsung....

iPhone is slowing because the demand is not that good anymore... the iOS is just repeating its face over and over again... but it is still the most simple yet advance OS in there...

i dontreally like android because of bad experience of laggyness and buggyness!!! but overall its really a good looking OS

i wish open webOS will be open its source code now to gain market share, have dev and comunity support etc.... you must admit webOS really looks good..

i hope blackberry10 wont fail us.. same goes to windows phone 8!!!

i think if android OS will go on desktop... and if google will merge chrome OS to andriod... microsoft will have a great threat there...

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