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Huawei now in top 3 smartphone makers as Samsung extends lead

25 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Huawei now in top 3 smartphone makers as Samsung extends lead - read the full textSamsung and Apple have posted strong Q4 numbers with smartphone shipments reaching tens of millions of units, but as IDC points out in its latest report they were the only winners in 2012. Two Chinese companies have now made it to the top 5 of the smartphone manufacturers, overtaking makers like...

 

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I can't understand what all this is about. They are ONLY tools, and the smarter the phones get, the dumber the users seem to become.

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  • 2013-01-25 23:17
  • vmx2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 17:10 from t7rD - click to readApple are cheap & use crap software. Copy & pasting folders is much better & that why i buy samsung or htc

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  • 2013-01-25 23:13
  • 39D@

> In reply to GoFurther @ 2013-01-25 22:31 from Sve} - click to read1) I agree... Touchwiz is average. That's why android allows launchers. I use go launcher and love it.

2) I disagree on looks. I have a metallic grey note 2 and it looks schmick.

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  • 2013-01-25 23:02
  • vuCa

I dunno like Sammy's weird UI. You have a Samsung ? Yes you would say oh no! It's not weird! I work in a mobile carrier's shop and guess what ? Sammy is obviously weird. I'm sorry, but it's true! I have friends with S2 etc and they confirm it.
Guess what again ? S4 will be powerful and ? All plastic and ugly again. The outlook is always important, always! And at least Sony don't make washing machines. As do Sammy and LG.

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  • 2013-01-25 22:31
  • Sve}

> In reply to TheAgent @ 2013-01-25 21:46 from a00% - click to readyou're absolutely right. Android is FAR from the answer.. and not to mention that its been publicly admitted that samsung is the ONLY android OEM that is profitable with android. Thank GOD nokia didn't go with android. They would have been in bigger trouble due to the competition.

The only poeple that say nokia should have gone with android are people that dont understand a) a competitive market (from a business point of view), and b) people who are ignorant and know nothing about the phone market outside of the little android they hold in thier hands.

i personally own a galaxy nexus and nokia n9, and i can truely and honestly say, of all the OS's i've used, android is BY FAR the WORST experience ive had. android is going to be in huge trouble once Jolla OS, Tizen, BB10, Ubuntu OS, and Mozilla Boot-2-Ghecko is released this year!

especially if samsung starts concentrate on tizen.
oh yea, and not to mention how rapidly WP8 is beginning to rise.

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  • 2013-01-25 22:07
  • Mfxa

It's weird. Despite supporting Android fully, HTC and Sony are basically not on those lists, while Nokia can be seen on quite a few of them.

I am starting to wonder if Android is the solution as some want us to believe...

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  • 2013-01-25 21:46
  • a00%

well samsung deserve it, they are the best as far as i am concerned. i have a note 2, and its just awesome.

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  • 2013-01-25 20:54
  • mqMt

> In reply to therock @ 2013-01-25 19:44 from 4Hra - click to readOne of the best maybe but not he best, Innovations? lol u call that innovations? Nokia is overrated crap just like Apple, And Windows 8? Buahahah don't even mention that crappy OS...

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  • 2013-01-25 20:02
  • ajTx

I actually prefer Sony to remain where they are? If Sony begans to sell more, well? They just become another Apple Samsung. Apple has exhausted the matket to the point where little to no innovation is impressive enough. Which in turn will began the company's decline. And in order to surpass Apple, Samsung just churns out the best sub par devices in order to produce to the masses. Whereas Sony has a strong enough established foothold to produce quality over quantity. Balancing that fine line just right! Think about it? Companies have came & gone. But Sony remains. Power is easy to come by. Longevity. Is another story all together!

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  • 2013-01-25 19:51
  • 7DYa

actually, nokia HAS BEEN the best in manufacturing quality smartphones. with the innovation of the puremotion and pureview technology and Windows 8,it's just a matter of time till it reaches the mountain top again.

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  • 2013-01-25 19:44
  • 4Hra

This year it's gonna be Sony and Huawei

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  • 2013-01-25 19:34
  • sF{2

sony always best with their quality stuff. No doubt samsung is winner this time but now no more, samsung makes products in the sense of quantity not in quailty.

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  • 2013-01-25 19:31
  • 6Qn{

> In reply to changegame @ 2013-01-25 17:57 from t1$N - click to readSamsung actually has not one but 9000 designers primarily in Gangnam. To the best of my knowledge no other company has that many designers and it shows. And Sony needs to make their devices reliable and bug free.

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  • 2013-01-25 19:29
  • 38HE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 18:32 from m7KR - click to readIm not calling you a liar...

Im just calling that string of words that makes a sentence, which leads to a string of sentences that makes a paragraph a liar

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  • 2013-01-25 19:23
  • RcFM

> In reply to Arsenious @ 2013-01-25 18:23 from NmRH - click to read4 months on a Note 2 is enough for me, i am so looking forward to be back on Xperia again soon, so fed up with Samsungs weird UI and stuff. Note 2 was good before the 4.1.2 update, now it has better battery but messaging crashes and performance is low, it now has small lags now and then. I like the lag free operation of Xperia Z in all the videos i seen, very light skinning. Maybe note 2 will be good again after next update, but for now its exactly what WP and iOS users say it is; a lagging quadcore. Too bad, since it had NO LAGS AT ALL before the update.

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  • 2013-01-25 18:32
  • m7KR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 18:15 from v0qJ - click to read"S Beam" and "Galaxy Beam" are two different things... look it up.

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  • 2013-01-25 18:27
  • v0qu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 18:15 from v0qJ - click to readS-beam is not what you think it is. look it up.

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  • 2013-01-25 18:23
  • m7KR

 like most people on this planet I can't buy a Sony  phone,not even their Tvs,when it comes to phones and Tvs people buy samsung ,Sammy series 9 Tvs are just beyond beautiful ,that s why they r number one in both phones and Tvs ,the only thing I like about Sony it s the ps3,damn I like my ps3 ,I m so  waiting for the ps4 and the galaxy s4,if this rectangle xperia z thing sell more than 5 million I Ll be going to live on mars,i m so sick about people talking nonsense about samsung,disrespecting the king is a very big offense ,never compare this z thing to the human beloved gadgets Samsung galaxy,please people

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  • 2013-01-25 18:23
  • NmRH

Samsung's not showing signs of slowing down. I saw the flexible screen technology. Soon, we'll be placing 7" ~ 10" screens in our back pockets... all rolled up! :-)

While Apple's latest "innovations" are taller screen and a new connector (which still terminates in an old and slow USB 2.0 at the other end). Wow! Cutting edge!

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  • 2013-01-25 18:22
  • v0qu

> In reply to aodxxl @ 2013-01-25 18:09 from 0UvY - click to readBecause those are just links, not rankings. If you want rankings look at the bottom right of the screen.

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  • 2013-01-25 18:18
  • xbSV

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