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Digitimes: Android to be on 70 percent of smartphone shipments this year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Aug 2012 22:56 User comments (9)

Digitimes: Android to be on 70 percent of smartphone shipments this year According to Digitimes Research, Android-powered devices will control 70 percent of all smartphones shipped in the second half of 2012.
Despite the highly anticipated launch of the iPhone 5, Android devices will continue to grow at a faster pace, increasing its global dominance.

Android shipments will surpass the 400 million milestone in the coming months, up a full 90 percent year-over-year.

Major OEMs like Samsung, Huawei, ZTE and LG will ramp up production, says the source, and smaller, local brands (including white-box players) will introduce entry-level phones targeted at the average Chinese user.

The report claims Apple will ship 125 million iPhones in 2012, a large 35 percent growth year-over-year. Windows Phone shipments will jump to 21 million this year, up 107.8 percent year-over-year. RIM is expected to nosedive, 41.4 percent, thanks to the delay of BlackBerry 10.

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9 user comments

128.8.2012 14:58

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History has shown there has yet to be a company that has won the hearts and minds of consumers and achieved continuous growth, when its primary means to competition has been the outright abuse of patent law, not the pursuit of innovation.

We trust that the consumers and the market will side with those who prioritize innovation over litigation, and we will prove this beyond doubt.
That is from the Samsung internal memo.
I believe this and I think these stats bear this out.

The time cannot come soon enough when Apple gets put back in their hole.

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

228.8.2012 17:51

It's pretty undeniable that Samsung outright copied Apple with their earlier Galaxy devices. Hell even Google warned them that their devices looked to similar to Apple's products and Samsung didn't listen. Android itself doesn't copy Apple but it was the older Touchwiz that looked too iPhone "inspired". There's a reason why Apple never went after Android itself.

Now their more recent devices like the GS3 have moved away from the iPhone look and deserve praise.

People need to let go of the trial already. We knew this was going to happen.

Basically Android and iOS will continue to grow and Blackberry will continue its freefall from grace. Hopefully Windows 8 can make some inroads so that we can have 3 players in the race.

328.8.2012 18:36

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There's a reason why Apple never went after Android itself.
Steve Jobs got ill and died.


429.8.2012 12:03

Originally posted by Ripper:
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There's a reason why Apple never went after Android itself.
Steve Jobs got ill and died.

One thought would be Don Quixote, Stevie's vie for another chapter in his book of 'poor me'. The other would be a more worldly look at the fact that Google is probably much bigger than Apple.

Granted the latter statement seems bold, but look at it like this, Google's Android was just this little, seemingly weed looking thing standing up in a mowed field called Apple. I also don't doubt they went over & tried to uproot them. But when they did, what they saw in return was a huge tap root that looked like a 100 year old redwood with offshoots stretching several hundred feet past them. I.e., it would take Apple with them as well.

It's what you don't see that gets you every time. It's starting to eat Sony alive right now. It just about ate Apple in the 90s. Their coming due again.

529.8.2012 15:14

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The other would be a more worldly look at the fact that Google is probably much bigger than Apple.
Before I posted my somewhat facetious reply, I had initially written, "Because Google runs the world" - or words to that affect. So, yes, I would agree that the current weight Google carries has since put Apple off going after Android.

I was just making a reference to Steve Jobs' himself,

"I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong."


630.8.2012 12:00

Originally posted by Ripper:

I was just making a reference to Steve Jobs' himself,

"I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong."

Thus I was 'kinda' backing you with my 'chasing windmills' analogy.

71.9.2012 14:01

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I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.

That's an interesting concept Steve had there, but he couldn't kill it if he tried. It's free, on the internet and opensource.

If Google really wanted to tweak Apple, they would publish roms for all apple devices.

My wife has an iPhone for work, it is one of the worst phones I have seen in years. Sure it does neat tricks, but new out of the box it needs to be charged EVERY DAY just using as a phone, the menus are not logical and the the call quality is horrible. If it didn't say apple on it, people would never buy it. Apple has become a fashion accessory, as technology its third rate. I laugh at the people with iPhone cases on their belt with a hole so the apple logo shows through.

83.9.2012 11:55

Originally posted by FreddyF:
Apple has become a fashion accessory, as technology its third rate. I laugh at the people with iPhone cases on their belt with a hole so the apple logo shows through.

I agree... In an earlier forum there was several comments that Apple had turned into more of an adornment/accessory to your clothing than an actual device to enhance your personal knowledge.

Your statement harkens me back to the late 70s when kids started throwing down over $100 for a pair of sneakers. 75% of the population could have shit themselves, myself included as I was of that generation. I mean, that was half or a third of the cost of a half assed descent stereo back then.

So I guess now you ain't shit if you aren't seen with a damned Apple, model POS hanging out of your ass? Sorry, I'll stick with my crusty, old, mean ass SGT Rose with his Android model 'beat the shit out you' belt buckle.

93.9.2012 13:16

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Thus I was 'kinda' backing you with my 'chasing windmills' analogy.
Yeah, wasn't disagreeing, just thought posting the quote was appropriate (and amusing)!

I agree with the above, people buy iPhones because they're 'cool' not because they have any knowledge whatsoever about the technology involved (aside from the all singing and dancing phrases Apple use to describe their hardware).


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