2012

The Next Web: For the first time in 14 years, Samsung passes Nokia as top cellphone brand in 2012; Apple in third

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For the first time in 14 years, Samsung will pass Nokia in the global cellphone business (on an annual basis). At the end of 2012, Samsung will seize the mobile handset market’s top rank, while Nokia will drop down to second place. More specifically, Samsung is expected to move from 24 percent of worldwide cellphone […]

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comScore: Smartphone penetration reaches 55 percent in October 2012

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Apple Leads UK Smartphone Manufacturer Market, While Android Strengthens Position as Top Operating System London, UK, 17 December, 2012 -comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key mobile trends across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United […]

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9to5Google: Google and Samsung dominate ‘Top 10 Most Viral Tech Ads of 2012′ list (Videos)

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Google and Samsung grabbed six out of 10 spots in a new top 10 list by video analytics firm Visible Measures that named the most viral tech ads of 2012. Visible Measures compiled the list using its “True Reach methodology,” which appears to simply count views. Samsung debuted at No. 1 with over 71 million […]

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Digi Times: China market: Samsung leads in 3Q12 smartphone market share, says report

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There were 49.8 million smartphones sold in the China market during the third quarter of 2012, hiking 31.1% on quarter and 154.9% on year, tech.163.com cited China-based iiMedia Research as indicating. Samsung Electronics posted the largest market share at 17.8%, followed by Lenovo with 13.2%, Coolpad with 10.9%, Huawei Device with 10.6%, ZTE with 9.7% […]

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comScore reports September 2012 U.S. mobile subscriber market share

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comScore Reports September 2012 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share Smartphone Penetration Surges Past 50% Threshold for the First TimeRESTON, VA, November 2, 2012– comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month […]

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unwired view: Did Google manage to stop gradual Android take-over by Samsung? Q3 smartphone numbers say maybe

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The rise of Android over the last 3 years was nothing short of amazing. Coming a year after the iPhone, it had crushed the incumbents – Nokia, Microsoft, RIM, etc; – and now dominates the smartphone market, with Apple as a distant second. It was also a boon for consumers, who can now get a […]

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The Street: Samsung 20% price rise if true, known to Apple at the year begining

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Apple shareholders have plenty of concerns but a price raise from Samsung isn't one of them. After reports earlier in the week that the South Korean technology giant was raising application processor (AP) prices on Apple by as much as 20%, a Samsung Electronics official denied the reports to The Hankyoreh, a Seoul-based newspaper. The […]

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Gartner: Worldwide sales of mobile phones declined 3 percent in third quarter of 2012, Smartphone sales increased 47 percent

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Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users reached almost 428 million units in the third quarter of 2012, a 3.1 percent decline from the third quarter of 2011, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales accounted for 39.6 percent of total mobile phone sales, as smartphone sales increased 46.9 percent from the third quarter of […]

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