Hail the new smartphone kings Apple and Samsung - Q2 earnings recap

We dive into the second quarter reports to find the real surprise not being Apple and Samsung overtaking Nokia's smartphone volumes, or Apple's record quarter, but rather Samsung's 500+ % increase in smartphone shipments...
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36 Comments

1. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

the competition is buzzing! so i suggest they keep up on this domain rather than in a court room,it's been rediculous lately

2. Plong unregistered

I wonder why people love this android phones...this phones are useless...good phones but poor battery life...we all know that...very poor battey life...people who owns this phones are stupid..,its not mobility!!!!better have a solar charge in your bag pack when you have an android....hahahahaha

7. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Everyday people are trolling :(

9. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Poor battery life Poor update consistency Poor ways of managing data since Android phones are data hogs Poor security and stability Poor choice of apps Poor build quality of phones Seriously lol, I can keep going on and on on why Android will always be second best and how its fans overhype a Linux ripoff.

11. LMAOMIZ unregistered

miz is one dumb kid honestly, it is just a phone get over yourself just go stick the iphone up your butt already and be done with honestly WHO CARES GET A LIFE.. and Plong please learn how to write please go back to school.. ok thank you

17. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Your telling him how to write? Lol! Have you read your own comment?

18. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

"Android will always be second best " Youre wrong there... bada is the best OS, followed by MeeGo, followed by WebOS, followed by Symbian, followed by Android, followed by IOS, followed by WP7 !

20. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

buahahahahahahaha in your dreams son, bada is nothing mote than a feature phone OS. Bada is just another cash-cow for samsung, even though it doesn't have a lot of users. its in this order- Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, Web OS. Bada and Meego aren't even big players in the phone world. WTH? meego isn't even out yet!

22. haikallp unregistered

no, BB isnt number 3..its market share is falling as we speak..its a 'fashion statement' os that does not bring anything innovative..WP is number 3

3. chapin unregistered

hey you damm ass i phone suks that show you i many damm people we have that owen the i phone

4. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

It has always been known throughout the smartphone world that iphones are for DUMMIES people with NO KNOWLEDGE of exactly what the capabilities of a smartphone really is. Android devices regardless of the manufacturers are computers not every android devices is built the same but android devices HAVE NO LIMITATIONS. Iphones are basically good for music meaning itunes and picture taking otherwise why would anyone who is into technology rather they understand OS platforms or rather they are a computer geek why would anyone like that want a iphone??? My EVO 3D and my past EVO 4G makes the iphone LOOK USELESS and WEAK...As stated above IPHONES ARE FOR DUMMIES.......And trust me there appears to be many DUMMIES in this world....

6. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

And it appears you are one of them. GTFO FANBOY!

5. DAMN!! unregistered

cool story bro

8. dionddc

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Android has more market share than iOS. Great news Phone Arena.

10. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

You wish

12. BenCjamin

Posts: 80; Member since: May 13, 2011

You know it! check the stats you ignorant fool.

14. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

android smartphone market share is larger then iOS. However iOS is bigger then android if you consider the entire scope of both platforms which includes tablets and the iPod touch. So name calling isn't necessary considering technically your wrong. Taco probably will tell you this anyway.

21. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

we are talking about smart phones, not MP3 players and tablets.

23. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

When you say android has more market share technically he is wrong. If he said smartphone then he is correct. BenCjamin called him ignorant when technically he is wrong.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Anyone ever pull up share statistics when including ipod touches? I havent seen a link yet. You guys may be right about that, but I want proof!! :)==

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I don't have to since you didi lol. What a nonsense comment. "android has more market share". What does that have to do with the article. Dionddc is mostly a worthless troll.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ok, why is Apple and "ipad" as 2 seperate categories while samsungs tablets and everyone else's all get lumped up into 1 total? Apple won in profit anyways, but what.. ya had to make it look better than it was? If you were to put the "ipad" money in with the "apple" money it would still be in first place but it wouldnt be nearly the stretch that it is now. Kind of disingenuous dont ya think? If your going to do that, why dont you separate Samsungs dumb-phone margins from its smartphone margins and see how that looks. I dont care about the placement, but this constant double standard for apple gets really annoying. They either lump all iphone sales into 1 category while seperating each android by name, or seperate ipad profit from iphone profit while everyone else is lumped together with their tablets and phones. Keep it equal. Thats all we ask. Other than that its a "if you havent had enough fanboy fodder this week, here is a recap to keep the boards going".. lol

15. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

By separating them it makes apple products look worse doesn't it? You would be adding the profits of the iPad to the iPhone and the profit margin would be a lot greater. Im confused now great :(.

16. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

By separating the iPad, iPhone and iPods, it creates the false illusion that they are different. The chart is trying to show that they are two completely different devices. (Apple iPhone, then you have the iPad) They created an over-sized iOS device with the same UI found on the iPhone and iPod Touch. They might as well separate feature phone and smart phone sales by manufacturers.

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

No, if you look at the profits from the iphone they are about 4x what the profits are on the ipad. By seperating the two, you allow apples profits to look much greater than they actually are. Iphones and iPads sell full retail (and to carriers) for a very similar price. Did they still win? yea by far, so why seperate them out when no one else is seperated? It's just a double standard to make apple look even better, and it just gets tiring. The same rules for everyone.

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Tough luck for fanboys like you. Apple dominates and it's well documented.

28. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

iPhone profits are not even close to 4 times more than iPad. They have mostly the same components. Plus on bigger screen and minus on cell radios. Ipads do cost a little more to make but not 4 times more.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow, iDiot, can you read graphs? The iphone profits were well more than tripple of the ipads profits. did i say "profit per unit" or "profits"? hmm.. seems you will never learn reading comprehension. iDiot iTroll.

33. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

So by having mostly the same components, same OS, same UI excluding the screen and radios. They should be considered a different group? The Apple iPhone is in the group "Apple iPhone" The Apple iPad is in the group "iPad", not "Apple iPad", but "iPad". Thus creating the false illusion of a new device. Many other tech blogs are guilty of this also.

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

so fanboys complain if sales are lumped together (iphone 3gs and 4) complain if they're separated such as here. Complain PA is biased when they're clearly not and just mostly reposting articles from other places. If they had lumped in iPad with iPhone sales it would have looked like they outsold other manufacturers even more so you would have complained about that. Face you're only happy if Apple fails which is very rare.

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