Despite the courtroom drama that is taking place stateside, it’s business as usual for Samsung elsewhere. The Korean giant is strengthening its grip in several European countries, while at the same time cementing Android’s placing on the old continent. According to the latest sales data (from the last 12 weeks) from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Samsung is leading the Android pack with 45% share across Europe.
Samsung’s domination was buoyed by the launch of the Galaxy S3. The top-selling smartphone has helped improve Android’s market share in five major European markets (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) to 65.7% in July 2012, an astonishing jump from the [...]
A few days ago, we showed you AT&T’s earnings report for the second quarter of the year. In its press release announcing the official numbers for the period, the second largest carrier in the U.S. stressed the sales and subscriber growth in the smartphone sector, announcing that it has sold 5.1 million smartphones in Q2, with 3.7 million of them being iPhones. At the time we noted that the carrier did not mention any other smartphone except for the iPhone in its official documents.
That’s not surprising considering that AT&T had an exclusive arrangement with Apple to sell the iPhone in the region that lasted until early 2011 when [...]
No matter how cool your smartphone is, especially if it’s a top-of-the-line or flagship device from your favorite manufacturer, it’s bound to experience some issues that are generally observed during day-to-day usage. These issues may have been overlooked by the manufacturer during testing but they’ll certainly annoy various smartphone owners during regular usage.
In its smartphone report, FixYa has listed the most common issues that affect the smartphone experience for various devices including the Samsung Galaxy S3, the iPhone 4S, the Nokia Lumia 900, the HTC Titan II, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the BlackBerry Curve. What’s interesting [...]
Nokia is a fallen giant that’s trying to get back atop the mobile business, a position it held for years before the smartphone revolution caught it unprepared. Apple initiated the revolution, by introducing a touchscreen-only device that impressed the crowds and started selling like hot cakes. And then Android came out of hiding, and OEMs launched a variety of Android-based devices, also touchscreen based and capable to run various apps like the iPhone, that fitted any budget.
Nokia was not able to properly fight either rival OS. The company tried to make a comeback a bunch of times and ultimately decided to stick with Microsoft and [...]
Samsung is one of the most important companies in the smartphone and mobile business, but the South Korean giant is apparently not happy with its current status.
Samsung managed to become the largest smartphone vendor in the world in the first quarter of the year, and it controlled 90% of smartphone profits together with Apple in the same period. But the company wants to further improve certain aspects of its global business, many of them directly related to its mobile business.
A new Wall Street Journal report sheds light on a speech given today by Kwon Oh-hyun, Samsung’s new CEO, to Samsung staff, in which he highlighted potential [...]
The guys over at the International Data Corporation (IDC) issued a new press release yesterday to announce that Android is expected to “reach its peak this year as mobile phone shipments slow.” Sure, analysts have access to lots of data which they can track and aggregate to conduct such studies, but the truth is that they have no way of actually knowing what will happen four years from now.
According to IDC, Android will reach 61% market share in 2012, and drop to 52.9% in 2016. But will that really be a drop? When you look solely at percentages that’s what IDC’s study seems to indicate, but the total number of [...]