1:14 pm October 28, 2011, by Christopher Seward
Samsung is snatching momentum and market share from Apple when it comes to smartphones.
According to a Reuters report, Samsung is now the top smartphone maker, increasing shipments 44 percent in the July to September quarter.
“Apple’s iPhone sales shrank by 16 percent to 17.1 million units in the third quarter,” Reuters reports. “Samsung had 23.8 percent of the global smartphone market in the third quarter, 9 points higher than Apple. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy line of products is powered by Google’s (GOOG.O) Android software.”
Samsung shipped about 28 million smartphones in the third quarter, up from about 20 million last quarter.
Separately, Apple is fielding complaints over the length of its iPhone 4S battery.
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