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.
With the financial state of most OEMs involved in the Android décor being rather gloomy, you can always count on one company to deliver the goods and rake in the big cheese – Samsung.
The Nexus 7 was the bestselling tablet in Japan in December 2012, with a share of 44.4% of the market. This is the first time when this happened in Japan, says BCN.
More great news for mobile giant Samsung: quarterly profits for the world leader in mobile phone and memory chip sales have gone up for the fifth consecutive quarter.
Samsung is leading in the U.S. smartphone market with Apple being close. Android beats iOS in the mobile software platform market.
It looks like Google has some big plans for its online competitor to Microsoft’s popular Office suite. Google’s VP and head of Enterprise, Amit Singh, has revealed that his company aims to get a huge chunk of market for its online suite of Office.
A recent study reveals that, while iPhone is stronger in the US, Android dominates the top markets in Europe. Apple managed a record performance, boosted by the launch of the iPhone 5.
It’s been a good year for Samsung, and there’s more new good news for the world’s top smartphone manufacturer. According to research conducted by Millennial Media, Samsung have doubled their share of the Android market in the last 12 months.
As you may have already expected if you follow tech trends, Samsung has passed Nokia (who is still chugging along) as the top cell phone manufacturer for 2012.