Although Android inclination browbeat a smartphone market, no singular phone indication could explain identical sales to a iPhone—until now. Samsung says a Galaxy S III has sole some-more than 30 million units worldwide in a past 5 months given a release.
The Galaxy S III strike that miracle in 157 days, offered 3 times some-more than a prototype Galaxy S II in a same period, according to Samsung. In comparison, Apple says in a latest quarterly news that it sole 26.9 million iPhones in a past quarter.
The launch of a iPhone 5 has not significantly slowed direct for a Galaxy S III, though. Based on Samsung’s numbers, a association sole some 10 million inclination given a iPhone 5 went on sale. The Galaxy S III has a 4.8-inch display, 0.8 inches incomparable than a iPhone 5. Smartphone with even bigger screens from Samsung have been offered well, too, as a Galaxy Note II sole 3 million units in 30 days given launch.
Has a iPhone peaked?
Android was found on 3 out of each 4 smartphones shipped during a third entertain of 2012, IDC researchers report, and a commission of smartphone owners who contend they will really or substantially buy another Apple handset has also declined for a initial time.
Research from Strategy Analytics finds that 88 percent of U.S. iPhone owners are expected to buy another Apple device, a diminution from 93 percent final year. In Western Europe this stands during 75 percent a diminution from 88 percent final year.
“There is no doubt that Apple is stability a success in maintaining existent user bottom while attracting new customers,” says Paul Brown, a executive during Strategy Analytics. “However, disastrous press stirred by a viewed miss of new creation by Apple has meant we are starting to see some expansion in a series of formerly rarely constant consumers who are now reconsidering either or not they will squeeze a new iPhone for their subsequent device.”