Cellphones

Mobile war: who will win?

android vs iphone

In a recent report, Nielsen has stated that in U.S. Smartphone Market, Android is Top Operating System, Apple is Top Manufacturer.

Nielsen US mobile phone market share Q2 2011

We all know that Google has a business model for Android that goes far beyond the “simple” device sales figures (read something about it here, and listen to what Schmidt has to say on this subject). But are we sure that the people in MV aren’t missing something?

Apple captured two thirds of available mobile phone profits in Q2. Take a moment to let that sink in. Apple now controls over 66 percent of all the profits amongst the major players in the mobile space. HTC, RIM, LG, Sony-Ericsson, Samsung Motorola, and Nokia combined for the other 33 or so percent of profits in the space (with a few of them: Nokia, Motorola, LG, and Sony actually losing money).

Read the whole article on TechCrunch!

Nokia Final Days?

Phone makers market capitalisation

It seems that smartphone roaring sales are crushing Nokia Chief executive Stephen Elop’s transition plan. The lack of news on the upcoming (?) Nokia-Windows phone and the shift towards hi-end products (i.e. Apple Iphone and Samsung Android-equipped devices) coming from emerging countries have lead in Q2 2011 to a $692 million loss, the second in the history of the Finnish company.

Read more about it in this interesting article on ViewsWire.