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Android dominates smartphones in Q3 2012, Samsung widens its sales lead

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Nov 2012, 02:55

Android continues expanding its dominance of the smartphone market, Samsung keeps on increasing its lead as the biggest smartphone maker…

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posted on 14 Nov 2012, 03:56

19. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I agreed with everything you said except for, "a little litigation happy..." You lost me on that one adjective.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 04:07

21. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Okay you got me there. "Extremely" litigation happy if you will. I still think my point remains sound.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 04:07

20. MeoCao (unregistered)

LOL, what I mean is once you have reached the top you will nerver want to go down and Gaddaffi is a good example.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 04:15

22. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

He may exemplify somebody reluctant to relinquish power, yes, but again I hardly think that comparison is called for on a tech-news comment board. If for example I stated "everyone who singles out successful companies like Apple as a scapegoat and rallies people to defame them really wants self-affirmation through his own perceived superiority. Just ask Hitler" it would be extremely uncalled for, whether it be true or not.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 05:39 1

34. MeoCao (unregistered)

I have explained what I meant, try to dig into opponent's weakness don't you?

Well Gaddaffi name crossed my mind and I don't spend my whole day on PA to be politically correct.

There are some common things between Apple's and Gaddaffi like both created and maintain(ed) a closed ecosystem.

But obviously they have a lot of differences too like:

- Apple is a company, Gaddaffi was not
- Apple had Steve Jobs as CEO, Gaddaffi did not
- Apple hold patent for rectangle of rounded corner, Gaddaffi did not
- Apple sued SS, Gaddaffi did not
you name it LOL

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 05:33

33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

What a joke, what quality, cheap shatering glass and aluminum were used on phones waybefor Apple. Yea 3GS was made of plastic, talking of quality is carbon Fibre and ceramic, not industrial standard™®©

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 05:50 2

35. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Easy there, you're goin' a mile a minute (which isn't really that fast, now that I think about it.) I should've specified quality of aesthetics. Glass and metal feel and look better than sturdier polycarbonate (as for ceramic and carbon fiber, I'm not sure these have been incorporated into phone designs yet.) Quality only has to be related to fragility in the strictest of utilitarian senses. Fine china plates are much more fragile than Tupperware, but that doesn't mean they are of lower quality.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 03:33 1

14. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

lets celebrate to that

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 04:24

23. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

And soon, this will reflect on the ecosystem - Google play will definitely t.ake over the app store as the no. 1 choice for app development

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 04:36 1

24. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Hopefully (for my own sake, as an Android user) sooner than later, but developers take much more than market-share into account. Consumer-willingness to pay for apps within each OS, and the cost of optimizing apps for several resolutions and processors and (not to open old wounds of fragmentation, but) different iterations of Android also weigh extremely heavily. There's still a long way to go but I agree that this will happen eventually.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 09:12

39. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Not sure I agree there. By the time you throw the iPad and now the iPad mini in the mix (by all accounts, a huge success so far) Apple will have the lead in development for a while. Not only that, but I believe the whole Apple ecosystem is built around Apps, giving developers a selling point. I know there are very few developers who hit it big on any app market, but the appeal is there with Apple. It is why Microsoft is basically copying them with cross platform support in Windows 8 devices, including the XBOX and WP.

Until sales fall and the App Store starts to see a serious decline I do not see Google Play overtaking them. I still believe Apple has peaked, but I see no reason that they decline over the next couple years.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 04:40 3

25. vishalvenky (Posts: 73; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

wow!! did Nokia and Samsung interchange their market shares from q11 to q12? hope 2013 starts as a good year for u Nokia.. wish u good luck..

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 05:14 1

27. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Its official that Android has now passed the infamous 70% mark and with the exception of Windows in the PC world, is more than elite in the OS world. Android is king and there is little anyone can say to that.

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