Sony broke even, everyone else is still losing money and Samsung is closing the gap on Apple.
David Pierce reviewing the iPhone 5s for The Verge:
The most remarkable thing Apple did with the iPhone 5S was to change everything while appearing to change almost nothing.
It does everything the iPhone 5 did, just better. No gimmicky features.
Apple’s made a phone that’s going to last, that appears to be ready for whatever technical innovation the industry develops or crazy games we decide to play.
That’s the best thing about the iPhone 5S: at the end of your two-year contract, it’s still going to be a great phone — maybe even better.
The motion processor, the 64-bit operating system, and the fingerprint sensor have yet to reach it’s potential use and will only get better as Apple and developers dream up applications for them. It’s also the type of forward thinking features that Android handsets don’t have yet, but I’m sure Samsung will add to their next Galaxy S5.
The Moto X has some really cool features and they are going the Apple-route of offering less phones with features they want people to use as oppose to just a spec sheet. It has the potential to do well, but something tells me at $199 on contract, it’s not going to.
How did this even happen?! Just terrible!
When you feel your Note 2 is too small and your Note 8 is too large, you reach for your Galaxy Mega. That .3 inches makes a huge difference!?!
Finally, a decent 4’ Android phone and it’s stock Android too!
Using your tablet to make the occasional VOIP call comes in handy, but do we want it to be our Smartphone too? and one that is designed to be held up to our ear?
Looks like a decent tablet, but does Samsung really expect users to hold this thing up to their ear and use it as a phone?!?
The newly announced HTC One looks stunning. They’ve taken lots of cues from the iPhone and have created a very compelling offering. This is the first time I have been genuinely excited about an Android phone.
Samsung is positioning itself to be the next Nokia, they’re dominating. Apple appears to be their only competition in the smartphone market.
This is one device I was really wrong about. It sold reasonably well and the second iteration is still not something I am not a fan of, but I assume some will want it.
Pretty hard to look at this chart and argue that the iPhone is doing second-best to Android in the USA…
(I talked a little about the reasons for this here)
Update: this is what the total market looked like in Q1 (March 2012). The iPhone had about 50% share, including operators that don’t carry it.
Less handsets on less carriers, but still a 50% share of the sales. I think the iPhone is doing pretty well, no?
It’s safe to say the the Nokia Lumia is not a success, at least not in the US. The suggested 330k handset sold over four months is extremely low, Apple moves that many iPhones in a afternoon.
As good as the interface has gotten on stock ICS, the Feel_UX skin by Frog for Sharp’s upcoming Android smartphones this summer looks a lot more elegant, functional, and intuitive.