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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 20 Dec 2012, 15:41

69. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1027; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Tomato tomato. ;D

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 15:43

70. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1027; 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).

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 21:30

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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 21:35

72. metalpoet (unregistered)


meloth1991: WHAT?!?!? hw elz do u ezplan hw mch n idot u is?????

LOL DUDE MAKE SENSE!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 21:37

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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:52 8

2. blingblingthing (Posts: 559; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:00 2

9. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1027; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Heard of the M7?

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:04

15. blingblingthing (Posts: 559; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:25

17. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Is the spec sheet even confirmed? or is it still rumored?

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:30

20. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1027; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 18:55

38. tedkord (Posts: 12880; 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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 15:37

67. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1027; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:54 2

3. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:56 8

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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 20:08

43. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


if this continues other OEM's will just get fed up , might lead to a civil war :D

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:56 1

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15486; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The profit margins are probably thinner though.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:56 9

7. gameday78 (Posts: 48; 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!

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 17:07 3

31. redmd (Posts: 1286; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I will add to that : more storage, more functionality bigger screen size for a smartphone.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:03 7

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 16:16

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15486; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's more I can say for Motorola and how they treat they customers.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 17:01 2

28. redmd (Posts: 1286; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 17:42

33. Ruckus (Posts: 286; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 17:52

34. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


They bought them for the patents...do not be surprised if moto stop making smartphones some day

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 19:10 2

41. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And how does Motorola treat its customers?

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 02:57

53. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15486; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think you already know the answer.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 03:37

54. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I know I know!!!

With love and respect!!!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 03:50 1

55. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 08:46

61. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15486; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 15:29 2

19. xtremesv (Posts: 298; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 17:03 1

30. redmd (Posts: 1286; 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

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