The Android platform is closing in on an impressive milestone. We expect Android to be on one billion devices this year, but how soon will it happen?
At a roundtable briefing in Tokyo today, Sony discussed how it plans to overtake Hauwei, and claim the spot just behind Samsung and Apple as the world’s third largest manufacturer.
While Samsung dominated the Indian smartphone race in the last quarter of 2012, Apple is slowly but surely closing the gap, jumping to second place in terms of revenue in one quarter.
According to Chitika’s latest US and Canada mobile web traffic report, if we only take the iPhone 5 and S3 into account, the score is 51% – 49%.
According to the latest Gartner report, Huawei poses the greatest danger for Samsung and Apple’s domination. The Chinese OEM boosted its total yearly smartphone sales with more than 73% in 2012, reaching the 27.2 million mark.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest mobile OS of them all? You don’t need any kind of magical powers to answer that, but only some common sense and/or access to reports and forecasts from specialized research firms.
Another day, another report emphasizing Samsung’s almost complete control over the Android market. Or, in this particular case, two reports already. And it’s not even dawn on the West Coast yet.
It’s been a long time since we’ve last had doubts about the dominating platform of the global smartphone market, with Android ruling quite comfortably across the world.
Apple faced some stiff competition in 2012, and things look set to continue that way in 2013. Here are the reasons I thing that Apple’s best years are perhaps behind them.
Strategy Analytic has publish a report looking at the total number of smartphones shipped by each manufacturer. The research show that Samsung, Apple and Nokia claimed the top spots in 2012.