The role reversal illustrates how fast Samsung has risen, thanks largely to its Galaxy S smartphone franchise, and how far Nokia has fallen. Prior to this year, Nokia enjoyed a 14-year reign atop the cell phone market, though its past few years were propped up by its legacy Symbian platform. Samsung controlled 29 percent of the overall cell phone market, and 28 percent of the smartphone market, according to IHS. In addition to the Galaxy S III, the company offered the larger Galaxy Note 2 and a wide array of more affordable smartphones.
On the smartphone side, Samsung and Apple were neck and neck throughout much of the year, but Samsung pulled ahead at the end, Apple had 20 percent of the smartphone market, and 10 percent of the overall market, which still includes many basic phones, Nokia, meanwhile, saw its overall handset share fall to 24 percent, from 30 percent in 2011, driven by its shrinking presence in the smartphone arena, Nokia saw its smartphone share fall to 5 percent, from 16 percent last year, a stunning drop as the company works to replace its now defunct Symbian platform with products running on Microsoft's mad hatter iphone case Windows Phone operating system..
Thanks to an erosion in Nokia's smartphone business, the company saw its 14-year reign end. Samsung Electronics is the new leader in cell phones. Already ahead of the pack in smartphones, Samsung extended its dominance over the entire worldwide handset industry by displacing longtime cell phone king Nokia, according to a study by IHS. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
On its official blog Sony says that the Xperia T, Xperia XT and Xperia V updates are, "progressing as planned", and will be landing on smart phones during February and March, That matches Sony estimates from October, That's roughly a three-month wait, which is quite mad hatter iphone case a while if you're already anxiously watching other Android fans joyously receive updates, Other phones will be waiting even longer though -- the Xperia P, Xperia J and Xperia Go will be updated "from the end of March", Following that, the Xperia S (which started this year as Sony's flagship phone), Xperia SL, Xperia Ion and Xperia Acro S will be updated "in subsequent weeks", which probably means an update close to May..
Waiting half a year for an update is quite a kick on the teeth, and puts Sony on schedule to be rolling out Jelly Bean updates just as Google is gearing up to reveal an all-new version of Android. Manufacturer updates are often delayed too or held back by mobile operators, so don't be surprised if these dates slip even further out of grasp. Not every Sony phone will be nibbling on Jelly Beans next year. The Xperia U, Xperia Miro, Xperia Tipo and Xperia Sola won't be moving beyond Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Sony has confirmed. It's no secret that Sony is lagging behind the likes of Samsung in the smart phone wars, so a more ambitious update schedule would have been appreciated.
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