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Android and Samsung build on their market shares in Q3 2012

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Android and Samsung build on their market shares in Q3 2012 - read the full textAndroid's market share increased significantly during the third quarter of 2012, with the Google OS powering 72.4% of all smartphones sold in the three months' period. Apple's iOS came a very distant second with a market share of 13.9%. This is an impressive accomplishment for Google's...


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never trust any figures you didn't set up yourself! can't imagine 73 million users purchasing Nokia phones without any OS!!!???

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  • 2012-11-15 13:24
  • MW10

> In reply to Nicko @ 2012-11-15 11:15 from PZcC - click to readFrom your comment, I can make out that you are a typical (cr)apple fan boy. You didn't see apple's market share go down! you saw samsung's sales go up and you were sad. So you just got your frustration by posting such silly, meaningless comments. Grow up apple fan boys. Support Technology. Not that 'Crap' apple. Samsung is the best. Suddenly people will see apple's sales go down and That of samsung go up. Apple is crap. It is $#!+. Grow up crapple fan boys!

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  • 2012-11-15 12:41
  • utu8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-15 10:56 from IaHY - click to readthat's the beauty of Android, you still get lots of choice from other brand. If ios monopolize the market, we're dooomed as there's only one company to supply the hardware.

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  • 2012-11-15 12:03
  • 2I6Y

I love samsung Galaxy note 2 ... because having a bigger screen,quade core with 2gb ram .... what i dont like in it, is low ppi pixel density . clearing ram and some time laging in HD games ..... i like iphone for its smoothness in games while having only 512 ram and another thing which i like in iphone is that not clearing ram and go smooth ... and last,its quality of the body of iphone . but i m android user, love android and love Samsung ....but samsung should iprove these things which i mentioned above . Thank u :)

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  • 2012-11-15 11:41
  • syv3

The only reason Samsung's Sales Figure are rampant compared to it's counterparts is they know the definition of technology which means to move on and not like those of other mobile phone manufacturers who are stuck to primitive. Hats off to Google who created such a wonder that induced even manufactures like RIM to get inspired.

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  • 2012-11-15 11:31
  • PEW$

> In reply to Thephonegeek @ 2012-11-15 10:51 from uNVK - click to readJust curious, How did you conclude the list?
Love to learn about the stats

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  • 2012-11-15 11:17
  • 9LYb

I didn't know Samsung made shoes.... ;)

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  • 2012-11-15 11:15
  • PZcC

Soon, in the coming years, when Samsung share grows bigger and bigger, we'll see their phones prices shoot up.

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  • 2012-11-15 10:56
  • IaHY

By daily interest, this should be the chart.
1. Lg nexus 4
2. Nokia Lumia 920
3. Htc Droid DNA
4. Apple Iphone 5
5. Samsung note 2.
Fix it gsmarena.

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  • 2012-11-15 10:51
  • uNVK

I still feel apple have its merits, even if its UI look old compared to the rest.

The following features of iphone is hard to compete
1. Airplay - ( compared to upcoming 4.2 android mirroring .. which is not good .. what is the use to mirror the screen on the hdtv when playing video?? should switch the screen off to conserve battery like airplay!)
2. Battery life
3. Clean way to close apps
4. No regret on chosen device because there is only 1.
5. Familiar, UI no change
6. Fast update, and high resell value of idevice.

But Samsung is trying to bring all those to android.. like allshare, task managers.. kies .. big battery on phones .. and now with android 4.1.2 touchwiz it already exceed iphone's features!

Whats the point of buying a nice looking phone with no features?.. end up covering it in casing so it does not matter! thats why samsung top .. and htc bottom!

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  • 2012-11-15 10:34
  • uREv

Sony is going to be in the list very soon . . .

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  • 2012-11-15 10:22
  • 3JL0

There are so many seriously competitive Android phones these days that I'm surprised iOS, Windows and Symbian even get a look in. If it wasn't for fear of trying something new, it's hard to see how many people would carry on with Apple. Today's society is impatient and demands instant results so many people seem to convince themselves that change from Apple to Android is somehow wrong or terrible. Put an iPhone 4 against a Sony Xperia U and it's sheer insanity to want the more expensive and basically archaic Apple, yet people are adamant - driven by fear.

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  • 2012-11-15 10:16
  • iIR0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-15 09:34 from GZ1M - click to readS3 and S2, S1 have and it released before IPhone 5

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  • 2012-11-15 09:56
  • fqee

Sorry to say apple took way to long to bring out the iphone 5 and then its not even a smash hit as expected , so andriod might claim over 80% of the market by the end of the year.

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  • 2012-11-15 09:51
  • I9YC

iphone has panorama mode. No other phone has this feature. Buy ipone only.

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  • 2012-11-15 09:34
  • GZ1M

Please buy apple pones only. Samsung Phones are worst, they don't have features. It is marketing company. ipone is great.

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  • 2012-11-15 09:28
  • GZ1M

> In reply to Meego Takeover @ 2012-11-14 22:03 from jxxN - click to readAndroid =Skyrocket .None have a chance against it

BTW Android 4.2 has a wonderfull gift app for you "DAYDREAM" :P

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  • 2012-11-15 09:16
  • XuQY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-15 08:53 from uREv - click to readIt's no wonder that Android is King! Y? Simple, jst 2 words - FREEDOM n CHOICES! Freedom never loses popularity, but monopoly does!

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  • 2012-11-15 09:08
  • vwqf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-15 08:07 from IVWX - click to readSamsung also put their best in wp8! ativ s is not bad phone as well..

All samsung phones have all basic features like decent screen size, sd slot, removable battery.. samsung apps etc etc. very good for a daily phone.

The rest try to niche differently.. like htc going for looks / slim and screen quality.. but all failed.

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  • 2012-11-15 08:53
  • uREv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-14 19:58 from pKEU - click to readLOLOL! Yes. What a cruel Irony

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  • 2012-11-15 08:36
  • q8Q8

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