Samsung Seconded Apple Claiming Largest Smartphone Market Share Globally
With the announcement of its next Galaxy S device simply round the corner, it’s currently become official record that Samsung has trumped fierce rival Apple to say much loved spot in terms of smartphone market share.
Apple’s iPhone has dominated hitherto, however the IDC has released cargo figures that recommend Samsung has leapfrogged its arch nemesis become the world’s foremost smartphone manufacturer in terms market share, for Q1 2012.
While Apple impressed us with thirty five.1 million iPhone units shipped, it absolutely was trumped by a huge 42.2 million shipped by the Korean client electronics large within the 1st quarter of this year. Thus, Samsung’s Android contingency currently boasts nearly a 3rd of the market at twenty nine.1 percent, whereas Tim Cook’s company commands 24.2 % share of the market.
Meanwhile, once-domineering Finnish company Nokia might
only muster a paltry 11.9 million total shipments, leaving it languishing in third place with an 8.2 % market share.
Strangely enough, it is the 1st time the report has pitted Samsung ahead of Nokia – and with thirty million additional units shipped in total, it is completed the feat in some vogue.
As is generally the case with such reports, results will vary reckoning on that numbers firm you opt to listen to. IHS iSuppli and Strategy Analytics placed Apple as marginally sooner than Samsung in terms of units shipped in Q1, which data was solely released four days ago.
Nonetheless, the news are going to be music to the ears of Samsung, and can little doubt push additional weight behind the discharge of subsequent Galaxy device that, for argument’s sake, we’ll presume to be known as the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Said to feature a 1080p full HD show, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor also as a slick ceramic encasing, it’s the device no one will wait to ascertain. The grand unveiling is ready to require place in London in only 2 days’ time, and with leaked pictures supposedly depicting the device still continuing to surface, it’ll be a good relief to place the rumor mill on ice.
If the specs rumored prove to be true, we’ll undoubtedly be in for a treat, and this year’s most anticipated Android smartphone can finally be unwrapped on could third.