Samsung Takes Top Spot, Beating Out Apple as #1 Smartphone Manufacturer

Samsung Takes Top Spot, Beating Out Apple as #1 Smartphone Manufacturer

posted Sunday Oct 30, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Samsung Takes Top Spot, Beating Out Apple as #1 Smartphone Manufacturer

Samsung's last quarter produced results so successful that it has allowed them to beat out Apple for the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. This adds a new level of interest into their legal issues, among them the distribution of the Galaxy Tab in Germany and other places.

Here's the numbers that gave Samsung the much-deserved top spot. Reports are in that last quarter, Samsung shipped 27.8 million devices, which makes up 23.8% of the smartphone market. Apple came in second last quarter, shipping only 17.1 million, which is 14.6% of the market. In third was Nokia, who stayed in third place, but that should change once numbers come in about their recently launched Lumia.

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