The Galaxy S III might be Samsung's fastest-selling Android smartphone, but despite being on sale for almost four months, it has seen its Web traffic volume beaten by Apple's iPhone 5 after less than three weeks.
Apple’s iPhone 5 became the best selling smartphone globally in Q4, pushing past Samsung’s flagship Galaxy SIII, according to research by Strategy Analytics. The data comes from its Handset Country Share Tracker service.
Its no great secret that, in recent years, the smartphone world has been largely defined by the struggle between Apple and Samsung. On one hand, theres the runaway success of 2012′s Galaxy S3 coupled with the rise of the Android platform; on the other, in Apple and its iPhone you have one of the most iconic companies ever and one of the most popular gadgets of all-time.
As expected, Samsung has filed a lawsuit against Apple’s latest iPhone — the iPhone 5 — alleging the smartphone infringes patents it holds. Commenting on the action in a statement given to Reuters, Samsung said: “We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.”
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As Apple and Samsung continue to bounce the crown for best-selling smartphone between each other, analysts at Nomura say the latest Galaxy device will push Samsung back to the top spot. Nomura was not impressed with the latest device in Samsung’s Galaxy line, the Samsung Galaxy S 4.
Since the dawn of smartphone time, Apple and Samsung have been battling for the throne. Today, according to research by Counterpoint, Apple currently wears the crown, selling the more iPhones this quarter than any other smartphone and handily beating out all other rivals with the iPhone. Samsung, however, sold more handsets than any other retailer.
Earlier today I posted about the comparative merits of Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III, and in doing so it turns out that no matter what my conclusion, I probably helped Samsung move a few Galaxy smartphones.