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Samsung ships 35M smartphones in Q4, makes record profit

06 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung ships 35M smartphones in Q4, makes record profit - read the full textSamsung has posted its preliminary Q4 financial report and things are looking great for the Korean company. Thanks to the extremely strong performance of its mobile division, Samsung recorded an operating profit of $4.5 billion, which is an amazing 73% higher than the operating profit for Q4 of...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-10 06:07 from eeMf - click to readprobably u just dont understand abt android n tech at all. samsung love customer like u. keep it up, u will b happy n successful (lesser u know, the more happy u r)

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  • 2012-01-10 13:44
  • ib1y

> In reply to kpc @ 2012-01-09 16:24 from ib6b - click to read. fact is i already have before said that it would be nice if they bring it, but overall for the average user it might get laggy. i never said we dont need ics. again the main point is that you are just being a cry baby whining over one measly update. that doesnt make them a bad comapny and you can get a rom which will overall run better. sorry. i couldnt read past a couple lines of your pointless rant so i dont know what the rest was about.

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  • 2012-01-10 06:07
  • eeMf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-09 05:08 from eeRS - click to readfyi, ics upgrade is unlike windows version upgrade which requires better hw to support. ics brings alot of improvements especially faster browsing n the utilization of gpu instead of cpu thus save battery life. this is a plus in mobile tech nowadays. please do some readings before u post
the problem with samsung mobile is the resource hungry touchwiz which slow down the phone/tablet. i just couldnt believe that the biggest mobile maker is ignoring their flagship phone n tablet which they r capable of upgrading it, and keep on denying, giving lots of excuses. in fact, they should do something different, like upgrade without touchwiz and so on. so that customer will have more respect on them, thinking from cuatomer point of view. now, gtab n sgs users got an image tht samsung is trying to hint to them, is time to change new phone, although tht is not the case. i think samsung should 'continue' copy what apple did on their upgrade policy (upgrade iphone 3gs to ios4) just release ics and let user judge when to upgrade their phone rather than giving excuses.

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  • 2012-01-09 16:24
  • ib6b

Samsung ppl r cheters.. they copy other brands... useless company... nokia and apple r way better.. they r not no1 but dey atlest don't copy... losersss

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  • 2012-01-09 13:46
  • srYF

> In reply to kpc @ 2012-01-08 17:07 from ib6c - click to readNobody is heading to success here. What does that have to do with anything? What I am stating is that one official update does not mean that Samsung did a bad job and that everyone needs to quit whining and complaining and saying how this makes them the worst and they are so evil and cheating everyone. I'm not the biggest touch whiz fan but they should not have to get rid of it to make you happy. Honestly without custom rom, overclock, and loss of touch whiz i bet ICS on the sgs will become a little laggy and that would not be good for Samsung would it. And as also stated you can get it urself. If you are not going to custom rom it then most likely you dont need ICS

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  • 2012-01-09 05:08
  • eeRS

> In reply to Ravi @ 2012-01-06 14:39 from M7dq - click to readI have read the article, it states the forecast is 35M but this number is not from Samsung and the article does not clarify where the number comes from. The profit numbers are coming from Samsung and I have no reason to doubt that they did extremely well in the last quarter last year.

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  • 2012-01-09 04:12
  • vUAY

> In reply to samsunger @ 2012-01-06 15:57 from iB4v - click to readLOL yes and not to mention 512mb of Ram, 3.5 Screen

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  • 2012-01-09 01:33
  • Y9jT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-08 13:42 from efqq - click to readif nexus s is getting ics, y not gtab & sgs? when gtab n sgs launch, it is price much higher than tab 10.1 n sgs2 in my country. these customers r willing to try out n believes samsung will deliver high end, flexible n open source android os. in fact, samsung did delivered. i m a proud onwer during tht, samsung has abadon these customers and forget part of their success today is from the contributions of these customers who recomends to others. ics on gtab n sgs is not something impossible, and i dont see any point not updting it since nexus s with equivalent spec had it. unless samsung is telling us google make wrong decision to update nexus s.
by the way, from the way u talk, u r heading nowhere to become success either

by the way, from the way u talk, u r heading nowhere to become success either

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  • 2012-01-08 17:07
  • ib6c

Only 35 million? So very likely this means Apple going to take first place back to be biggest phone vendor.

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  • 2012-01-08 15:49
  • p77u

> In reply to kpc @ 2012-01-07 04:56 from ib6d - click to readIt isn't even 18 months old yet! NO it's 17...OMG THAT IS SO FAR FROM 18 I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO! Quit crying. Yes it would be nice to get the update...but everyone cannot truly keep implying that lacking in one update means they are horrible at customer service. If you truly believe this then you have no logic and fail at life

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  • 2012-01-08 13:42
  • efqq

this will be their last record if Samsung doesnt upgrade the GS to ICS!! I have a GS2 and I am dissapointed for that

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  • 2012-01-07 14:09
  • vCLq

> In reply to John @ 2012-01-07 03:13 from sS{g - click to readBrilliant John!

This is the defining argument that every one keeps repeating!

iPhone is good but costly

Android is cheaper, still VERY good but be ready to get a headache when choosing.

ONLY BUY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD!! Dont diss what you can't.....END!

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  • 2012-01-07 13:50
  • M3s@

Samsung your great! Continue to make us proud of your services coz we're grateful of it.

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  • 2012-01-07 12:36
  • Nsh6

> In reply to ph00ny @ 2012-01-06 20:10 from kx$L - click to readso how do u explain abt nexus s gwtting ics?
furthermore, this phone is not even 18 months old, and samsung has stop supporting it?
eclair to gingerbread? do u know than se x10 upgraded from donut to gingerbread?
this is what we get when we buy samsung. yes, touchwiz is identity, since every maker make their own launcher/identity, being stock android is also an identity. with limited hw resources, it is the best solution. they should think from customer point of view. it wouldnt b big deal if they release without touchwiz, in fact, they can tell the world that they sacrifice touchwiz, customer first n so on.....
1 day u get frustrated like us (millions of gtab n sgs owners)
samsung is advance in terms of hw/sales, but after-sale support leaves a big question mark! just wait, we will know the truth when cm9 release, and c who is the liar?

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  • 2012-01-07 04:56
  • ib6d

Samsung and Android has filled the void created by Apples own marketing pitching the iPhone to only high yield buyers. Everyone wants the "Apple experience" but cannot afford it, however the cheaper Android system does provide a close second for any hardware maker. To me Apple has handed to Samsung in particular a large market segment they themselves ignored. However Samsung has introduced too many products with little differentiation which will work against the value of their brand. There is now too much hype and expectation with Samsung products. I have the Samsung Note for example and whilst it is great to look at, it is clearly over rated with respect to what it can actually deliver.

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  • 2012-01-07 03:13
  • sS{g

Good to see consumers coming into the light... Samsung outdo themselves every year and will continue to do so following their current formula; excellent phones with the best specs and software, and competitive pricing. This is what we want, and they deserve their every success.

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  • 2012-01-07 02:24
  • Ia90

> In reply to angel @ 2012-01-06 17:30 from 32xA - click to readSO are u saying that Samsung copied apple with the galaxy s II a phone that came out 6 months before, and wow IOS 5 ... like where have i seen the exact set out before.. hhmm let me think, hasn't andriod had that set up for the past year and a half. lets face facts, Apple is going down, and they know it so they will try and make an extra few million before closing up shot with endless paitent lawsuits and constant upgrade failure ei Iphone 4S 5.1 and battery life.

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  • 2012-01-07 02:02
  • IaH0

i just dont like samsung...the name is cheap...sam-sung..doesn't feel good..i prefer sony and htc..the design, camera and sound..more depends on us users..the specs is good but the name is offense..and i just want to be know..i don't want to follow the trend where most of the people uses samsung phones..

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  • 2012-01-06 22:59
  • K7eu

> In reply to kpc @ 2012-01-06 18:22 from ib6Y - click to readPlease don't

You obviously didn't pay attention to the fact that SGS was updated from eclair all the way up to gingerbread and that quite a few reputable devs have chimed in and said that few of those pre-ics updates are already reaching the capacity limit on the device which confirms samsung initial statement exactly.

Lot of people have chimed in and said to remove touchwiz but why would they? It's their product identity. If you don't like touchwiz and want ICS, you can still get one (CM9)

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  • 2012-01-06 20:10
  • kx$L

m just wonderin wht cud the sale been if samsung were nt to be banned in many other contries :?

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  • 2012-01-06 18:56
  • Hx7k

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