Sony trumps HTC to become the second-biggest Android manufacturer in the UK
The UK is an important market so that's a pretty neat win for Sony. We guess the Japanese manufacturer managed to climb up due to a more diverse portfolio or products and faster OS updates, which is very important if you're to compete successfully on the Android market nowadays.
1. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)
not surprising because mr. bond is a british lol
2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Sony is a great company, what I feel is happening to them is, Times are changing, and the way we "used" to do business has slowly diminished.........and it is BECAUSE, times are changing that companies are taking advantage of those who haven't quite seen what that change is yet......therefore allowing companies with their "eyes open" to trump all over them......Is it right whats being done to them? Yes and no, No because you don't kick someone when they are down, or if they are "left behind" .......you go back and get them, if you respect that person or have love for them.........and Yes because Sony has to, sooner or later, do what is necessary to regain their "rightful" position.......even if it means playing the justice game and making others give back what you once owned!
Full faith in you Sony and no matter what you will always be apart of my childhood and young teen days..........as well as even now :)
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
Let me summarize to you, sony did well because of the attractive design. :)
14. lovefist (unregistered)
very very true. sony fans always talking about xperia design.. feels good not cheap.. blah blah..
24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
isnt that the main reason why the people want the iphone wendy?
what are you tryin to say? smh
27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
so is what she stated, what about the loyal fans that would buy an xperia phone regardless of what it looks like??
yes design is a major selling point but not the "only" reason why people buy a phone
Look its wendy were talking about here do i need to explain any further? :(
the only reason why im responding to her is because people seem to believe what she just wrote.....and that would be a lie to say it is because of design only that people bought an xperia phone
when you have people that like the Sony brand alone, they also like the exclusive walkman music app it brings, and it being a playstation certified phone makes it even more desirable!
28. wendygarett (unregistered)
I'm just expressing my thought bro :)
Nothing special, really
31. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
naaah i get the feelin you were tryin to say a little more than what u wrote sorry...
33. wendygarett (unregistered)
No I'm not >.<
Stop doubting me ok
3. bayhuy (Posts: 307; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
This is mainly because Sony offered low-end and mid-range devices...
6. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
to prepare the market for their high end. odin and yuga are coming baby
12. pyradark (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
inorder to survive, they have to bite in.
but those low & mid range device is way better looking than the beast of other like S3
4. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)
Sony deserves the 1st place in android world. They should advertise their device like samsung
9. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
They still need to leap frog samsung's hardware (processors) to do just that. Also they need to focus more on future rival devices rather that competing against the SGS3 & iPhone5 when they made the Odin/Yuga.
17. MeoCao (unregistered)
Sony currently concentrate their efforts on Android (to develop feature rich customized versions of Android I guess).
Sony is very strong in cameras, screens and games too. Sony brand is one of the biggest and I believe Sony will be very successful next year.
SS will still be on top but I think Sony will move very close to them.
5. MeoCao (unregistered)
HTC makes nice phones but they do not have muscles to compete with the best. HTC has very little resources: ecosystem, capital, manufacturing arms, software development...
Sony has almost everything, they lacked focus that's why their position dropped so low, but once they regain the focus...
SS watch out!!
7. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Sony needs to release their flagship on time. they have yet to release a quad core phone even Lenovo has one now.
26. Ksolaoke (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)
They didn't because they didn't think the true potential of dual core have be reached yet, but with the Xperia T, i think it's safe to say it's time to move forward :)
10. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Because sony phones are affordable and well designed.
13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Stupid article.. since Sony overtook HTC worldwide also, and that was published on tons of sites
15. DonRepakolz16 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)
yes it is ! :D Let's Go for Sony Smartphones ! :D it has a Better Quality because its from Japan.
and Still Japan is a Good Maker of Technology ! :D . Sony for Quality
16. DonRepakolz16 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)
Sony will Regain Again to the Top of all the Manufacturers ! ..
Sony was Busy doing their other businesses because now they more Focus on Sony Xperia Lines , Sony Vaio Laptops and the Sony BRAVIA LED Tv 's . Sony will Rule the World of Electronics and Gadgets Again !
18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Wishing you very best, good luck™™©
19. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
you are the best Sony
go on till i can see you on top of every mobile manufacturer :D
20. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Congrats, Xperia design are beautiful... Maybe next time will be the time to get a Sony device.
23. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
Sony and Nokia are two companies i really like. they are really making an effort to get back to the top and both of their design language is awesome
30. oister85 (Posts: 410; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Good sony. In Latin America people go crazy for sony . I hope sony put more effort in the states. is very very important for them