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Smartphones Q3 Final Numbers & Mobile OSs in future

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Tommi Ahonen's latest numbers for the top ten smartphone vendors and top OSs are up. Android's dominates with seven of the top nine vendors profitably delivering Android which confirms our recent story whilst even escluding the iPhone5 Apple does fine as the only profitable non-Android vendor.

The coming battle for third position, involving Blackberry (4.3%) , Bada (3%) and Tizen (arriving in January) is the most fascinating. RIM has managed to almost stabilize, with enterprise customers "willing to keep buying some Blackberries" even now and so BB10 has a real chance of winning this, making Blackberry development suddenly interesting again. At the same time Tommi reports that Samsung's Tizen is very ready to substitute for Bada, and has multiple big backers which might also drive it to overtake BlackBerry.

Finally in the smaller/more obscure category, Meego has gone into "hibernation" with practically no sales to be expected until Sailfish arrives, and Symbian (2.0%), whilst "really on its last legs", has for now overtaken Windows again which peaked at 3% then collapsed back to 1.9% after the abandonment of WP7 devices. Mobile operators, who previously feared that Skype would take over their billing relationships, will almost certainly give a big sigh of relief.

We discussed Gartner's Android numbers recently and Samsung's Android phone success a bit before that."

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Guess who this was about (1)

symbolset (646467) | about 2 years ago | (#42021729)

"This is one of the worst one-quarter performances by any smartphone maker ever seen, unfortunately I can't give them a worse grade than an F-"

Re:Guess who this was about (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42022581)

Kicking em when they are down down down. Saddest thing is they would probably love to see the Windows 8 spontaneous reboots story go up since it's their best chance of any publicity. Used to be a company that prided its self on quality.
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