Sony trumps HTC to become the second-biggest Android manufacturer in the UK

Sony trumps HTC to become the second-biggest Android manufacturer in the UK
Sony's recent efforts in the mobile space are beginning to pay off, if we're to judge by the latest statistics from Mobile Today. According to the data, Sony has managed to sell about half a million devices in the UK during the summer, which makes it the second-biggest Android manufacturer by volume after Samsung. Previously, it was HTC that was second, but it has only managed to sell about 440,000 units this summer, so it's now down to third place. Samsung remains firmly at the top with 3.2 million units sold during the same period.

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.

via: IntoMobile

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33 Comments

1. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 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..

22. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

are you saying it isnt good?

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

isnt that the main reason why the people want the iphone wendy? what are you tryin to say? smh

25. Ksolaoke

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

That's debatable

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!

32. Ksolaoke

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

True :)

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 >.

3. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

This is mainly because Sony offered low-end and mid-range devices...

6. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

to prepare the market for their high end. odin and yuga are coming baby

12. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 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: Oct 21, 2012

Sony deserves the 1st place in android world. They should advertise their device like samsung

9. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 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: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 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: Dec 11, 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: Nov 22, 2012

Because sony phones are affordable and well designed.

11. XYZ360

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

feel bad for htc :(

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Stupid article.. since Sony overtook HTC worldwide also, and that was published on tons of sites

15. DonRepakolz16

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 11, 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: Nov 11, 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

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well done SONY Wishing you very best, good luck™™©

19. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 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: Mar 06, 2012

Congrats, Xperia design are beautiful... Maybe next time will be the time to get a Sony device.

21. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Congrats to Sony! :-D

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