How long is 14 years? Enough to create a legacy or not? Perhaps not long enough to totally be forgotten. In the race to achieve the top spot in the wireless communication (mobile phone/smartphone), it seems that 14 years is a long time to be holding on to a title. But this didn’t pan out properly for the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones in 2011, former Telecom Giant Nokia. Finally, It’s rival Samsung has now taken its place as the leading phone maker.
We have all seen that since the year 2011, (highend) smartphones have proliferated in the market and are more in demand. Ranging from ability to hold an enormous volume of multimedia files from a storage capability standpoint all the way to running applications that run on nearly Human-like behavior. Samsung has become a great competitor to the king of the “smartphone” hill (iPhone). It has even surpassed the latter in terms of sophistication, price and durability.
On a personal note, iPhones are pretty much like a blockbuster movie awaiting to premiere, wherein most of the people preorder, order and buy them ahead of their release date. However, one of the main opportunities for the iPhone would be its market cost, “close” ecosystem and it’s high level of sharing security (we all know that iPhones stick with only Apple developed files, apps and cannot be downloaded easily anywhere online). This is where Samsung stepped in, with its Android platform and easy access to applications, it’s competitive price and daring architecture (plus the fact that it releases so many units each falling sometimes within the same month) it has now become a leader in unit sales due to the numerous models it carries along with it.
No wonder Samsung has emerged to take the throne out from Nokia’s grasp after 14 years. They have proven that they are finally in the game and are here to stay. Nokia would definitely need something clever and a world changing device to reclaim the top spot and pretty much it looks like it’s back to the drawing board for them. To read more on the story, you can just click on the source link below.
Source: BBC News