Android claims 70% of the global smartphone market in 2012
posted by Ray S. / Jan 29, 2013, 9:12 AM
As you can imagine, Apple and Samsung have remained the top smartphone manufacturers of the world in 2012, both selling hundreds of millions of handsets. Of course, what's important is not the volume, but the revenue, and in this respect it is once again Apple and Samsung who are way ahead of the others. Interestingly, the mobile industry is starting to look more and more like a two-horse race, but not between Apple and Google, but between Apple and Samsung, because even Google isn't making as much from Android as does Samsung.
These latest statistics by Strategy Analytics also show that 2012 has been a year of a subtle slow-down for the growth of the mobile industry. While overall smartphone shipments grew by 64% in 2011, this percentage for 2012 was "just" 43. With such awesome handsets in store for us in 2013, though, we wouldn't be too worried about the future of the industry.
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This makes me all warm and fuzzy.
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 9:19 AM 14
When you have the OS spread on thousands of devices across the world, it's not hard for the figures to be somewhat more inflated. In terms of profit, I don't think it'll match the statistics in the article.
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 10:13 AM 2
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Everywhere outside the US the iPhone has been getting twamped senseless by android. You maybe right the the profit stats would be different but that's because apple are quite uniquely blood thirsty for gouging profits from Ifans who as we have seen are quite willing to even sell internal organs to buy literally the same apple device over and over.
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 12:55 PM 8
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No, u r not correct rf1975, android is much ,much bet ta then apples iPhone why well there's the flagship devices like the gs3, gnote 2, HTC one x/+, HTC DNA/butterfly these device put iPhone too sham cause there cheaper and clearly much more up-to-date in innovation and technology, how much is a 16 gig iPhone 5 hmmmmm..... 800 BUCKS where a much betta HTC one x/+ with a 64 gig is no more then $600 and u have the really cheap handsets considered as the low range devices, u see android is all about choices, if u want a high end handset u just get it and same to low range handset
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 3:09 PM 4
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Who cares about profit? Do you work for APPLE? I care about getting a good smartphone...iPhone is ok....but overpriced...I esp. dislike paying so much extra, or would, if I bought it, for the different amounts of memory storage.
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 3:29 PM 3
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Profiteering more than industry average is called CHEATING. Don;t worry like everything else even the profit share will come down ... it just needs 2 or 3 more season of patent trolling by apple nothing else :)
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 11:15 PM 0
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"As you can imagine, Apple and Samsung have remained the top smartphone manufacturers of the world in 2012".... No Ray, Samsung remains the top manufacturer of 2012!
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 3:11 PM 2
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