Samsung now holds 46% of the Android ecosystem
0. phoneArena 19 Dec 2012, 14:41 posted on
We've known for a while that Samsung is a huge company, and we've seen a few times that between it and Apple, those two companies cover the vast majority of smartphone revenue. But, now we're seeing what kind of growth Samsung has within the Android ecosystem itself, and it shows that as other manufacturers are flagging, Samsung now holds 46% market share of Android devices...
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1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Samsung really needs to be taken down a notch.
4. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
They push out a device nearly everyday. More isnt better.
8. gameday78 (Posts: 47; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
true but that also means they have a device for almost everyone and anyone on any budget...
14. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
Exactly, one of Apple's flaws is the a severe lack of variety, with 3 phones currently being sold at a time (not sure if the 3GS still sells). Samsung literally has dozens, if not hundreds of phones in all shapes and sizes, while still maintaining excellent quality on their best phones (Note II and SIII). It is true they make the worst phones ever, but they also make, marginally and arguably, the best phones to date.
23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
but it also means they are greedy as hell and desperate as well.........theres a difference between being dedicated and being desparate.....sorry and when samsung feels the heat of competition coming along, you see it in their actions.........THEY COPY in order to place themselves above the competition.......they too need to be "taken down a notch" as captain doug said..
32. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
COME ON, Samsung!!
Ur so close to 50%!!!!!!
11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
... I said taken down a notch. Nothing about how many devices they release.
18. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I have no idea why I'm being hated on.
24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
cause you're telling the truth bro.......and you''ll find that when you do so......people get angry and begin to "thumb you down" or even yell at u in their post lol its all good tho cuz its the only way to stop lies and see some real change :)
37. tedkord (Posts: 3934; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That usually happens. Look what happened to the Westburo Baptists when they started speaking the truth..
I love the "it's everybody else who's wrong, not me..." attitude.
46. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 807; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
The Westboro Baptist Church. You will never find a bigger hive of scum and villainy.
57. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
welp that attitude is formed and derived from the "truth" and if you are telling it......then any and everybody that doesnt agree with it IS WRONG lol sorry....
you ever heard the saying...the truth hurts? well there you go lol
and if im not telling it i will be convicted of doing so immediately.....just who i am
62. SleepingOz (Posts: 2479; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
I remember he even stated something like every tech reviewer who gives the GSIII/GNOTEII excellent score is biased. And he'll do a much better job than them.
65. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
What did I say that was wrong? That Samsung is too big? It's true. Right now, there isn't much competition. That's bad for technology and for consumers. I just think that there needs to be balance. HTC, Motorola, LG, etc need to step up.
71. metalpoet (unregistered)
"bad for competition"???? Heres a thought, have Moto, LG, and HTC come out with something that can compete against the iPhone and Samsung then they will do better. Yes the Google Nexus 4 is a good device(sold unlocked or at&t and had plenty of qaunitity issues). Yes the DROID DNA is a good device(no expadable memory or removable battery oh and its only sold on one carrier). Where as the Note 2 and the GS3 is sold on every major carrier out there :)
And Im sorry but I feel that Moto lost their drive and their passion after the succes of the DROID OG and now they simply cant shake the cobwebs of crappy tech and virtually no up to date updates for older devices, they showed their true face in the last year and a half with subpar specs on these so called "amazing" devices.
66. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
You're comparing me to the WBC? Wow. Classy.
58. meloth1991 (Posts: 21; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Guess consumers dnt mind sammy copying...hw elz do u explain the rise frm 23% to 46%....i mean jst look at the rest evry othrz hav shown a reduction excpt sammy!
72. metalpoet (unregistered)
meloth1991: WHAT?!?!? hw elz do u ezplan hw mch n idot u is?????
LOL DUDE MAKE SENSE!
27. taz89 (Posts: 1948; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Why do you think they need to be taken down a notch?
70. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
They're just too big. Anther way of saying it is that, other OEMs are too small. There isn't enough competition which is bad for technology and consumers. (I'm quoting myself from an eariler comment).
73. metalpoet (unregistered)
LG and Motorola are HUGE companies that are involved in multiple industries(well moto used to be huge) but they invest too little in their cell phones.
49. MeoCao (unregistered)
I think it not SS has to be taken down a notch, it's other OEMs have to move up a notch or two.
64. dmckay12 (Posts: 242; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
I agree, the other manufacturers should try their hardest to lower Samsung's slice of the android pie. I don't mean to seem like I think that Samsung should be crippled. I think that the other Android manufacturers should do what they have to to make their devices more competitive so all Android devices have a chance to dominate through vigorous competition.
35. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Yea everyone should only release ONE device a year that looks exactly the same so that why nobody has choices.
42. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
Anyway Samsung is better than The Rotten Apple
50. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
For me it is. More choices. I really like the big screen on Note 2 and functionality that comes along with it to exploit it. I wanted Sense and HTC's design, it looks beautiful, but I had to choose between looks and functionality. Being what I am, Note 2 did what I wanted my phone to do. Choice is always good.
63. anshul0000 (unregistered)
10. blingblingthing (Posts: 383; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
I disagree. Samsung has seen Apple's success and they are now aware of the formula. The other android makers need to get with the program. Custom Over lays with useful features, custom made fast exclusive chipsets and an ad campaign. Forget Samsung, what differentiates the other android phone makes?
16. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
-Apple doesn't have as many ad campaigns as samsung, the SIII (and currently the Note II and the GALAXY Camera) are advertised everywhere. Thankfully, Apple doesn't exactly bash companies in their ads, though they sort of do indirectly.
-Samsung has extremely successful ad campaigns that don't (always) bash on other companies
-I absolutely hate Microsofts ads, smoked by windows pissed me off. Anyone remember bingiton.com? And perfect match, that's just dumb, I'm taking the 88% preferred windows with a grain of salt. They bash Apple and Google, which is retarded.
21. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
The only thing missing from other phone makers is the ad campaign. Exclusive chipsets aren't that important as long as good SOC's are used. We shouldn't want phone makes to be like Apple. There needs to be a balance or the consumer and technology in general suffers.
44. MeoCao (unregistered)
I absolutely agree, the market needs robust competition and not dominance of a single player.
But you can hardly blame SS: they are more creative than others, look at what SS has done with Android and so far their contribution is second only to Google, no other OEM comes close.
So now it depends mostly on Sony and LG to challenge SS as they have the resources to do it.
51. mrochester (unregistered)
We do want other manufacturers to be like Apple. Apple make the best consumer products (look at customer satisfaction rates). We need/want more companies like that.
22. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
indeed.......and they will that is entirely too much control
2. blingblingthing (Posts: 383; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
2013 is going to be crazy. I am a HTC and Sony fan.
Currently rocking a HTC one x US version.
Thinking of a nexus 4, droid DNA, or high end rumoured Sony device.
15. blingblingthing (Posts: 383; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Yes, but I can't commit to just simply a spec sheet. I haven't seen a photo or an expected launch date.
17. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Is the spec sheet even confirmed? or is it still rumored?
20. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Rumors have said it should show up at CES or MWC. It has also had just as much exposure as a rumored high end sony device. No reason to count it out yet. Very dependent on when you're planning on upgrading I guess.
38. tedkord (Posts: 3934; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
It sounds monster. But it's HTC, so while it will have a great build quality, it will have limited storage with no expansion slot, an undersized battery that can't be changed, and almost zero chance of Key Lime Pie.
67. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
But we won't know til it's announced/comes out. The One X+ has a great amount of storage, the Butterfly has an SD slot, and who makes phones with removable batteries nowadays? As far as KLP, It's not even out yet. Personally I root and rom so I don't care if it gets the update as long as it gets CM support. Basically, just wait before you condemn it.
3. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 819; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Probably because Samsung has one flagship phone (GS3) that is the same across all the carriers. It isn't spread out with different phones on different carriers.
This simplifies advertising and customer recomendations. Now, someone on Sprint can recommend a GS3 to a Verizon customer. Not possible with many other phones.
5. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Congratulations to Samsung, altho I would like them to share a little more with rest of the Android manufacturers.
43. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
if this continues other OEM's will just get fed up , might lead to a civil war :D
6. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
The profit margins are probably thinner though.
7. gameday78 (Posts: 47; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
i still think the Note II is the best phone out there and still is a Beast! show me a smart phone with more power, battery or speed!!!! yes one will have more of this or that but none have them all in one package!
31. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I will add to that : more storage, more functionality bigger screen size for a smartphone.
13. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Samsung does push out a great many phones, and the Galaxy S3 goes on sale all the goddamn time now. Kudos to Samsung playing the game nearly as well as Apple. Here's hoping the other manufacturers can grow again.
26. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
That's more I can say for Motorola and how they treat they customers.
41. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
And how does Motorola treat its customers?
53. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I think you already know the answer.
54. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I know I know!!!
With love and respect!!!
55. Sniggly (Posts: 6490; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yep. The answer is that I have four Motorola phones that still work.
Oh, and three Motorola models got Jelly Bean on Verizon already, one of them before even the goddamn Nexus got it.
It's obvious, though, that you're not actually interested in the evidence. You just want to work me up with bulls**t because you know I like a certain company.
Whatevs, dude. Have fun with that.
61. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I remember there being more than three Moto phones on Verizon. I wouldn't have a problem with them if they didn't pull the stunt they did recently while only compensating customers with only $100 for their phone.
I don't wont to work you with anything. You're working yourself.
28. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
truly the S3 is a Best seller everywhere and I can vouch the same for note 2. Samsung strategy is to push out all the segments while maintaining the high end really high. they have achieved an apple like status. iI can't wait for the S4 to come.
33. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Mxyzptlk Don't even bring up Motorola haha. I hate my Photon and we have more problems with Motorola models than any other Android! And we probably sell 5-1 Samsung-Motorola and HTC 2-1. Im not sure why Google thought buying Motorola would help.
34. networkdood (Posts: 5543; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
They bought them for the patents...do not be surprised if moto stop making smartphones some day
19. xtremesv (Posts: 180; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
This happens when you only focus in one market and release devices lacking basic features like reasonable storage options and battery capacity, HTC are you reading this? Samsung in the other hand may not have the most impressive phones (design wise) but they have smartly invested in good marketing and global market positioning leading them to the top.
30. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
sorry bro we have been complaining this about htc devices way back the one series. but it seems htc don't read pa lol