Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 27 April 2012 08:30

Samsung tops Nokia, Apple in mobile shipments

Written by Peter Scott



93.5 million phones in Q1


Maker of overpriced plasticky phones Samsung has managed to overtake Nokia and Apple in the mobile market.

Samsung ended the first quarter of 2012 with a commanding lead over the competition, seizing a 25 percent market share. According to Strategy Analytics and IHS iSuppli, the Korean giant brushed Nokia and Apple aside with relative ease, shipping 93.5 million handsets.

Looking at the smartphone share, Samsung fared even better. The company shipped 44.5 million units for a 30.6 percent share, up from 12.2 percent in Q1 2011. Apple ranked second, shipping 35.1 million iPhones, while Nokia slipped to third, shipping just 11.9 million units, down from 24.2 million a year ago.

Things are starting to heat up in the mobile market. Nokia is rushing to embrace Windows Phone, as sales of Symbian phones slow down faster than expected. Apple is facing increasingly strong competition from the Android camp, but the same goes for Samsung, as it has to deal with increasingly competitive phones from the likes of HTC, LG and even back-from-the-dead Sony.

Last modified on Friday, 27 April 2012 08:34
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments