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Samsung Remains Top Mobile Phone Maker

Samsung and Google's Android operating system continued to top the U.S. mobile market during the third quarter.

According to a study by ComScore, who surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, it found that Samsung remains the top handset maker (smartphones and non-smartphones) with a 26 percent market share during the September period, representing an increase from the June quarter's 25.6 percent.

Apple's market share rose by 2.1 to 17.5 percent share, while LG's share slipped by 1.1 percent to 17.7 percent.

Google's Android platform remained the top smartphone operating system with a 52.5 percent share, which is an increase of nearly 1 percent from the second quarter. Apple, meanwhile, trailed behind with a 34.3 percent share, an increase of 1.9 percent.

Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley believes Samsung will sell 303.6 million handsets next year, while Apple is expected to sell 194 million iPhones.

Both Apple and Samsung control the majority of the industry's profits, with the latter experiencing a 91 percent increase in profits this year, leading to earnings of $7.4 billion predominately due to the Galaxy S3.

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  • house70
    I like Samsung phones, I use one, but I will never forget the impression made by the first HTC-made Nexus One. That was a one-of-a-kind device, with so many breakthrough features that put it on top for a long time.
    That being said, I am not getting into any flame war here. To each his own.
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  • 10tacle
    lostmyclanI like car made in germany, Cellphones from finland and bikes in Italy. And vodka from russia
    You've got good taste bro! Though Nokia has lost a lot of market share over the years...
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  • jaber2
    this will all change once MS phones come out
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  • greghome
    lostmyclanI like car made in germany, Cellphones from finland and bikes in Italy.And vodka from russia
    :) :) :) :) :)
    Reply
  • freggo
    lostmyclanI like car made in germany, Cellphones from finland and bikes in Italy.And vodka from russia
    Seeing that no tech convention goes by without pretty models I am not too far off topic when
    I suggest to replace the -admittedly- good Russian Vodka with an equally good Russian woman :-)
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  • back_by_demand
    If Samsung sell 303 million+ phones and Apple sell 194 million+ phones next year, I think the arguement about which company is the leader is really a moot point - people buy what they want and I think the consumers have voted with their wallets
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  • robochump
    back_by_demandIf Samsung sell 303 million+ phones and Apple sell 194 million+ phones next year, I think the arguement about which company is the leader is really a moot point - people buy what they want and I think the consumers have voted with their wallets
    Also Samsung sells a variety of cell phones while Apple continues to sell 1 type. So if you go by model the iPhone will def be up there on the list. As a whole of course not. Wonder if Apple will ever release a 2nd smart phone model?!?

    Either way I am glad to see smart phone market keep up the competition. Better for us consumers!
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  • Kami3k
    robochumpAlso Samsung sells a variety of cell phones while Apple continues to sell 1 type. So if you go by model the iPhone will def be up there on the list. As a whole of course not. Wonder if Apple will ever release a 2nd smart phone model?!?Either way I am glad to see smart phone market keep up the competition. Better for us consumers!
    No Apple disappearing would be best for consumers, Apple actively goes after competition with bullshit patents.
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