Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Samsung overtakes Apple as Leading Smartphone Manufacturer

So far I'm a bit light on Technology and this is actually a quite interesting development. Android's continued growth is exciting but we should be cautious about this factoid:

1. Apple's iPhone sales last quarter are said to be depressed due to consumers holding out for the 4s
2. Unless Android can get a hold in the tablet market, Apple will have another Ace in the platform wars.

Also, obviously note that Samsung's are cheaper and have lower margin's than iPhone's, and Apple's domination of the profitability of the smartphone market is still astonishing.

So its worth chronicling & elucidating this issue - is Samsung's overtaking Apple as the main smartphone manufacturer a mainly driven by Android's growth, or Apple's temporary weakness? Next quarter the results will be in...

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