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Samsung's Galaxy S III continues to be a big seller

Apple may be basking in glory of the iPhone 5, but Samsung has a heavyweight champion of its own in the smartphone sector. Samsung this weekend announced that it has shipped 30 million of its latest flagship smartphone: the Galaxy S III.
 
The Galaxy S III has only been on the market since May, so that makes the feat even more astounding. Incredibly, the Galaxy S III's sales performance vastly outpaces that of its predecessor -- it took Samsung 14 months to cross the 30 million unit sales threshold with the Galaxy S II.
 
 
The Galaxy S III played a big roll in Samsung's blockbuster Q3 earnings report. The South Korean company saw $7.4 billion in profit (up 90 percent from the same period a year ago), which was mostly buoyed by 56.3 million smartphones shipped during the quarter.

Samsung has also struck a cord with audiences with its humorous television commercials that poke fun at rabid Apple fans that wait in long lines to purchase the latest iDevice.

Source: BusinessWeek



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By TakinYourPoints on 11/5/2012 11:34:10 AM , Rating: -1
It'll certainly end up being a duopoly. We'll see if Google can make a dent with the Nexus line, but right now its looking like a two horse race between Samsung and Apple.

As you infer, it is ironic that the primary hardware platform for a "free and open" platform that is supposed to be defined by plurality and groupthink comes from a monolithic Korean megacorporation that exerts so much control over it. Being a Samsung fan is a bit like claiming that you're totally punk because you watch American Idol.


By retrospooty on 11/5/2012 12:00:03 PM , Rating: 4
You are starting to sound as narrow minded as Tony. Well, TODAY only Samsung is making multiple billions, so no-one else matters and never will. Let it play out, this is all just in its infancy and you have already declared a winner.

Last time I checked (this weekend BTW) you can walk in to pretty much any mobile phone store and buy Android phones from Samsung, Moto, HTC, LG, Sony , Google itself, and several smaller ones.

HTC and LG have some killer phones on the way, and next year we will start seeing Google input on moto phones.

So far, no-one has won, the only thing that is clear is 2 losers. Palm and RIMM. Palm couldnt make decent hardware if it's life depended on it (and it did) and RIMM cant innovate anywhere close to fast enough. The rest is up for grabs.


By TakinYourPoints on 11/5/2012 12:38:08 PM , Rating: 2
There are other devices out there but Samsung is far and away the only ones outside of Apple having any wild success in the market. You can certainly buy other phones, hell, there are loads of great WP devices out there, but it doesn't mean that people are buying them in any real numbers. Everyone's numbers are reflecting that, just look at how much financial trouble HTC is in right now.

HTC and the other losers in the Android race can turn themselves around, certainly, but that's more far fetched than Samsung continuing to dominate way that they have. I don't claim to have a crystal ball, but momentum does count for a lot. Public opinion of those others continue to decline.

I didn't even discount other Android manufacturers btw, there is a difference between disappearing completely and being a distant second/third place.


By retrospooty on 11/5/2012 12:47:21 PM , Rating: 2
"It'll certainly end up being a duopoly"

All I am saying it that this whole smartphone thing is in its infancy. Android is now outselling iPhone 5 to 1 and that gap is widening every quarter in this growing market. There is plenty of room for any vendor to step to the front. Right now its Samsung... That is nothing more than right now.


By TakinYourPoints on 11/5/2012 9:31:53 PM , Rating: 1
I'm assuming that you're talking about the entirety of Samsung's devices (crap-phones and top of the line). If we're comparing top of the line then Samsung is far from top, the prior iPhone cleared 30 million in almost half the time the S3 did, and the iPhone 5 looks to do more than that in a single quarter.

Not that I care for sales matches like you and Swash do. Only consideration for me is that a platform has enough users and developer support to make it solid for applications. Hence my use of Windows, OS X, and iOS. After that marketshare really doesn't matter much to me as I don't engage in bragging contests like much of this board does.


By ShaolinSoccer on 11/5/2012 1:04:43 PM , Rating: 2
My first smartphone was an HTC 4g. Was quite happy with that. Now I have a Samsung GS3 and quite happy with that. When I'm ready to upgrade, I'll buy whatever I think is the best phone for me at that time. Might be a totally different company. Though I will admit that I wish I waited and got the Samsung Note 2 lol.


RE: Good or bad thing, is the ultimate question.
By xti on 11/5/2012 3:03:29 PM , Rating: 2
I wish I had waited for the Note2 as well instead of GS3.

it was my first android phone coming from apple IP4, the GS3 is a good phone, there are some OS stuff i wish was cleaner, but thats not necessarily samsungs fault.

made me appreciate iOS a lot more, but still happy with GS3


By Pirks on 11/6/2012 4:19:31 PM , Rating: 2
hehe, losers :P

*caressing my Note 1*


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