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Samsung Galaxy III Beats Out iPhone In Q3

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Samsung’s Galaxy S3 overtook Apple’s iPhone 4S in the third quarter to give the South Korean firm the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever, a research firm said Thursday.

The survey from Strategy Analytics came, however, as Apple was launching the iPhone 5. Sales from both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 combined were higher than those of the flagship Samsung smartphone.

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Android Was in 68.1% of Smartphones Shipped in Q2

What is about to be shared is amazing and it needs to be shared beyond this. Overall, the two platforms accounted for 85% of the smartphone market during Q2. BlackBerry and Symbian hit 4.8% and 4.4%, respectively. Last year at this time, another researcher, Canalys, pegged Android’s global market share at 48%.

Apple’s growth for the quarter was still in the double digits, but demand for iPhones has faltered since Apple is widely expected to introduce a new iPhone in September. Apple itself has noted the slackened demand, which weighed on the company’s fiscal third-quarter results.