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IDC: Apple and Samsung lose market share in Q2

26 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
IDC: Apple and Samsung lose market share in Q2 - read the full textAccording to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC) market analysis, Apple and Samsung continue to dominate the smartphone market. However, the companies have seen their shares slip in Q2 of this year compared to what they had last year. Of the estimated total of 237.9...


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> In reply to no.BoUndaries @ 2013-07-26 22:07 from nxuk - click to readLOL. I like people pretending they KNOW. Ever heard of Ericsson R380 (rls. date 2000) first Symbian touchscreen, also the first phone called smartphone? Or, Sony ericsson p800, p900, p910, p950, p1? PDA's touch using PalmOS? Should I continue? Learn people, learn, then talk nonsense. By the way, Nokia 7650 was the first Symbian smartphone and phone to have an camera on board. Should i continue, who copied who? Who innovated and who is just using what others have done and brag about as if it was their ideas?

On topic: This is just the beginning, not that is affecting any of the companies mentioned, but a small hope of awakening...

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  • 2013-07-26 22:35
  • L7eJ

> In reply to no.BoUndaries @ 2013-07-26 22:07 from nxuk - click to readactually that was not a smartphone,and it had a useless resistive touchscreen(no offence to 5800 users :-p)...iphone did'nt change the industry with a touchscreen but the way you interacted it with,those wobbling icons,that bounce effect after a scroll(which samsung clearly copied),pinch to zoom,slide to unlock,the interface moved with the finger and not after it,etc those ideas were completely new for smartphone industry,they seem common now but if you have used any device before iphone,you would know what was original about the first iphone(honestly,recent ones are ridiculous).......

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  • 2013-07-26 22:27
  • 7qx6

Apple sold 31 millions iPhones, very impressive number BTW. Meanwhile Samsung shipped 72 millions Galaxy phones to various warehouse around the world, but still pulling in a record 8.5 billions. There must be something wrong here ??

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  • 2013-07-26 22:24
  • xA1g

> In reply to [deleted post]They didn't copy your dear Apple! Neither Nokia! (Maybe Motorola but everybody copied Motorola!) They were the first with a Touchscreen phone, not the iPhone, not the LG Prada, but the SGH-Z610! It was released in February 2006, a long way before the other two! It had 3.5 inches screen, dual-cameras, 16 grill icons on a screen (just like the iOS-copied design) and even that circle button which Apple copied after! Check yourself if you do not believe me! Apple did not invented anything! They only stole! Tell me one thing they invented and I will give you one thing which was made before! iPhone 4 design is made by Sony! iPad design is got from 1994 "Knight Reader" Tablet! Even slide to unlock is from Neonode n1m! Pinch to zoom from DiamondPro table made by Mitsubishi! Multitouch was showed earlier by many others! They didn't invented anything as I said! They only sue everybody with others' ideas! More: ! Check yourself!

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  • 2013-07-26 22:07
  • nxuk

> In reply to jmaldon000 @ 2013-07-26 20:44 from P1wM - click to readSony has not yet revealed their q2sales so this report is useless

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  • 2013-07-26 21:44
  • m{7T

This is Only guesses and estmates. sony not yet revealed their sales numbers.

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  • 2013-07-26 21:42
  • m{7T

> In reply to Dorian @ 2013-07-26 20:43 from iA4Z - click to readFYI Nokia has been the market leader in total mobile phone shipments for 14 out of 15 last years. Sometimes it's better to use your mouth for chewing rather than talking...

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  • 2013-07-26 21:24
  • ixcr

> In reply to Eisley @ 2013-07-26 20:59 from LKV2 - click to readWith all due respect, constant lag in Android is not "really minor imperfection" as you call it. I use Sony Xperia S and even 4.1 update with Project Butter doesn't help. I've heard that factory reset after the update might help but haven't tried it yet. Might also be weak hardware (can't play 10bit 720p video properly) but that is not Android fault, but ARM CPUs.

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  • 2013-07-26 21:07
  • AL{X

> In reply to Dorian @ 2013-07-26 20:51 from iA4Z - click to readstop trolling dude...

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  • 2013-07-26 21:01
  • 7qx6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-26 20:18 from t1$A - click to readNokia fanboy? Your statements aren't true. I would never bash Nokia because of some thing I don't like or some thing is not perfect. Instead I'd compliment their design and looks, cause are nice. But you bash Android because of a really minor imperfection, that speak of the kind of person you are, not of the quality of Android. You are being the hideous thing in this world because you can't appreciate the good of the things offered in the many options we have in the market.
Change your heart. Be pleasant.

- L.

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  • 2013-07-26 20:59
  • LKV2

nice to see lenovo coming up

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  • 2013-07-26 20:53
  • 0UgE

> In reply to jmaldon000 @ 2013-07-26 20:44 from P1wM - click to readSony & Nokia is dead!

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  • 2013-07-26 20:51
  • iA4Z

Lenovo sells more smartphones that Sony or Nokia??? :/

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  • 2013-07-26 20:44
  • P1wM

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-26 20:19 from p771 - click to readHahah, only 2% down for one Q?
Samsung never going down... because is LEADER
Did you see numbers of sell devices in Q1?
hahha... where is Nokia?? NOWHERE!
Samsung is leader, and well be 20 years in future, sure!

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  • 2013-07-26 20:43
  • iA4Z

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-26 19:13 from nIa6 - click to readIt isn't; because it produces Hauwei hahah just kidding , but i'm not saying it is not true ,

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  • 2013-07-26 20:38
  • SrhU

Oh know, how samsung fanboy can handle such news? Looks like end of samsung, samsung going down.

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  • 2013-07-26 20:19
  • p771

I went to a store to buy S3 but bought Canvas HD for 2/4 of the price since i knew both would lag, be it S3 or Canvas HD, actually Android is all about lag. Lol. I got S3 here in India for 7000 RS second hand! No more Android crap. Will finally settle for a Lumia 1020 or the upcoming phablet from Nokia.

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  • 2013-07-26 20:18
  • t1$A

Wheres Sony? shouldn't they be 3rd ?

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  • 2013-07-26 20:16
  • teuq

lol i missread the title as "I DONT CARE: apple ans samsung lose market share in Q2"

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  • 2013-07-26 20:14
  • Nva9

maybe people are realizing that android is the same all over. that is why they buy other brands with similar specs for lower price... or they are sick of buying high tier phones with same features and get outdated in just a few months so they are getting mid range instead...

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  • 2013-07-26 19:55
  • P@1G

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