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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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posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:46 12

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Samsung really needs to be taken down a notch.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:55 7

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

They push out a device nearly everyday. More isnt better.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:58 33

8. gameday78 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

true but that also means they have a device for almost everyone and anyone on any budget...

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:01 7

10. blingblingthing (Posts: 561; 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?

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:01 2

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

... I said taken down a notch. Nothing about how many devices they release.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:03 12

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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:18 2

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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:28 9

18. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I have no idea why I'm being hated on.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:44 3

21. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:57

22. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

indeed.......and they will that is entirely too much control

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 16:00 7

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

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..

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 16:02 3

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

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 :)

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 17:37 7

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

COME ON, Samsung!!
Ur so close to 50%!!!!!!

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 16:18 4

27. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Why do you think they need to be taken down a notch?

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 18:01 1

35. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3115; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 18:52 3

37. tedkord (Posts: 13234; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 19:24 6

42. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)

Anyway Samsung is better than The Rotten Apple

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 21:41 1

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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 22:26 3

46. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 901; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

The Westboro Baptist Church. You will never find a bigger hive of scum and villainy.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 00:24 3

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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 00:44

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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 01:06

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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 05:47

57. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

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

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:20

58. meloth1991 (Posts: 37; 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!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 10:34

62. SleepingOz (unregistered)

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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 10:51

63. anshul0000 (unregistered)

fanboy wars...lol

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 11:51 2

64. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; 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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 15:33

65. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; 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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 15:34

66. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

You're comparing me to the WBC? Wow. Classy.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 15:39

68. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Who said that?

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