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Samsung dominates the Android market

Samsung is destroying all other competitors in the Android smartphone market with the popularity of its devices. A new report is in from Strategy Analytics that shows during Q1 of 2013, Samsung captured 95% of global Android smartphone profits.

Strategy Analytics reports that total smartphone profits during the quarter reached $5.3 billion according to estimates. The research firm also says that the Android platform accounted for 43% of the entire smartphone industry's operating profits. 

Samsung is estimated to have generated $5.1 billion in operating profit around the globe during Q1. Strategy Analytics says that Samsung owes the massive share of profits it grabbed to its efficient supply chain, sleek products, and effective marketing.

LG was in second place with a mere 3% of the global profit share. The research firm estimates that LG generated operating profits during Q1 of $0.1 billion leaving all other Android device makers to fight over the $0.1 billion that was left.

Strategy Analytics believes that Samsung is such a heavyweight in the Android smartphone market that it could use its power to request first or exclusive updates for Android software before rival manufacturers. 

Source: Strategy Analytics



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RE: Sammy
By jjlj on 5/16/2013 11:20:21 AM , Rating: 2
I felt the same way until I dropped my S3 from about table height which broke the screen and LCD. No other phone that I have owned in the past 13 years has ever broke like this. Roughly $300 to fix, no thanks. I won't buy another samsung phone unless they make them more durable.


RE: Sammy
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/16/2013 11:27:28 AM , Rating: 2
I have dropped mine several times with barely a scratch.


RE: Sammy
By Solandri on 5/16/2013 2:20:48 PM , Rating: 2
Unless we're talking about perfectly round spheres, it's impossible to draw any conclusions about durability from a single drop or even a dozen drops.

Empirical tests for durability at least attempt to test with the same orientation and force. Unfortunately it's usually the manufacturer who does these tests, so we won't ever see the results. Nor will they be comparable between brands because different manufacturers use different tests. Review sites almost never do these tests because they're destructive. And since no lives are in the balance, the government isn't going to mandate standardized drop tests.


RE: Sammy
By rountad on 5/16/2013 2:41:14 PM , Rating: 2
Even then there is drop height and hardness of the surface it strikes...


RE: Sammy
By ven1ger on 5/16/2013 4:55:37 PM , Rating: 2
I like Samsung's hardware but their software sucks...

I still use a basic cell phone, and while Samsung basic cellphones usually are very well built in comparison to others I have, their software for the phones suck. I had a Sanyo cell phone that while the hardware wasn't as good, the software was nice and well laid out, I later switched out to a Samsung phone and realized that the software was not as intuitive as the Sanyo phone. I'd probably go back with a Sanyo phone, if I had a choice.


RE: Sammy
By Mint on 5/16/2013 7:10:39 PM , Rating: 2
YouTube drop tests drive me nuts. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised how many people think they actually prove something...


RE: Sammy
By LordanSS on 5/16/2013 9:48:46 PM , Rating: 2
If you want tough...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf1fRu9YgfE

...try that one. =)


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