First, that was an ESTIMATE that Samsung sold more. Samsung doesn't release their numbers, so people have turned to guessing. There are a dozen more estimates that have Apple selling more.
Second, the iPhone is making up more than half of all smartphone sales on every carrier that sells it. A) That tells you people don't like the inferior Android experience and B) I find it awfully hard to believe that with 3 of the 4 main carriers selling >50% iPhones sales that Android market share is actually that high. Again, that was a group's opinion.
Third, the Galaxy S III is perhaps the most underwhelming device to be released in years. I have a Galaxy Nexus that I am waiting to upgrade, and the S III is in many way a downgrade. That's disappointing. Many people I know who were waiting for the S III are now either going to wait for another Android or (more likely) move to Apple.
You talk about the SIII underwhelming release you obviously forgot when the iphone 4S was released. No bigger screens, No wall to wall to screen, No multitasking switch, No "radically thinner", as a matter of fact it looked no different than the iphone 4.
Talk about an over hyped let down all they did was add a dual core, remove SIRI from the APP store and then make it so it doesn't work on the iphone4 and then repackage it like it was Jesus return. Oh, they also added/stole the notification pane from Android.
Oh, but wait, it has a quad CPU for you to run some climate simulation models on. Is this the best they can do on their own when they're not copying Apple's designs? Or are they waiting for the iPhone 5 to copy?
Frankly, the device is underwhelming. Its PenTile matrix display means that each pixel is two colors rather than three and effectively lower resolution. Sites are already saying that the HTC One X's display is nicer. The device is plastic rather than the polycarbonate unibody found on the HTC which is just disappointing.
It just feels like HTC stepped up their game for the HTC One X and Samsung released a device that doesn't seem hugely different from the Galaxy S II. The screen resolution is up to 720p, but is now 2-colors per pixel rather than the 3-colors per pixel of the Galaxy S II. So, it's sort of an upgrade. US versions are almost assuredly dual-core Snapdragon processor powered so there's no big boost there (especially if one compares it to the LTE supporting GSII Skyrocket on AT&T). The cameras aren't really improved and the aperture lags behind competitors from Apple and HTC. HTC is offering a similar device with quad-core processors internationally and dual-core in the US for LTE support with a better display, better feel/build quality, and better camera.
I don't think it was just that Samsung didn't live up to the hype. I think it's that we're seeing HTC coming out with what is a pretty wonderful One X, Apple maintaining its superior materials, and even Motorola trying to get into the game with the RAZR. And then Samsung comes out with a device that feels a lot like a Galaxy S II+. In a certain sense, that would be fine - Apple showed how many iPhone 4S devices they could sell. However, Apple was already using top quality materials, was already shipping a "retina" display, and boosted the camera to be top-notch. In the Android world, HTC boosted its display quality, camera quality, and physical build to be a cut above the rest and the GSIII doesn't match it. Given what HTC could accomplish, I think many of us are disappointed that Samsung couldn't match it.
I don't think it was just that Samsung didn't live up to the hype. I think it's that we're seeing HTC coming out with what is a pretty wonderful One X... then Samsung comes out with a device that feels a lot like a Galaxy S II+.
... Given what HTC could accomplish, I think many of us are disappointed that Samsung couldn't match it.
Please show us what is so "wonderful" about the 1x and how it is so clearly superior to previous HTC offerings, like the Rezound:
You're reaching. Did you follow the link? I was comparing the 1x to the Rezound not the GSIII. The quoted post claimed the 1x is a major improvement by HTC over its existing handsets, and, that the GSIII is little more than a GSII+. I think the Rezound is a better all-round phone than the 1x. Which would mean that HTC hasn't trumped Samsung at all.
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A Couple of interesting tidbits popped up in my feed reader today – looks like we’re prepping the web team to ready the pages for the Galaxy s3 Pre-Ordering process and launch pages.
They were just submitted in the last 24 hours, so it’ll take the web team a few days to get them active, but the landing page will be sprint.com/galaxys3 and the pre-order page will be sprint.com/galaxysiii
The paste below is just from my feed reader, and the links won’t work for you I don’t think, but it was easier to include than a screenshot. We should have an actual live date soon, along with launch dates, etc…
Something tells me thats a fake. Mainly the fact that hardware button that Im sure Sprint will opt not to have on it. Sprint has a history of always customizing there flavor of a phone (except Nexus phones).
Just my 2 cents on it but even look at the Evo/One X and the difference between the 2.
Fios Home Network Evo 4gGS2 4g