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Google Nexus 7 is retailers best selling Android tablet ever

Carphone Warehouse announced that in the short time it has carried the Google Nexus 7, it has quickly become its best-selling Android tablet. This is not them calling it the best-selling Android tablet currently; it is the best-selling one in the history of the retailer. This just shows how the market is moving towards the more affordable, 7-inch tablet models and the power of the Google branding.

HTC Q3 income down 79% year-on-year

HTC has seen its finances shrink a little in the third quarter of 2012. HTC announced that both net revenues and income were down year over year. HTC's third quarter revenue was NT$70.2bn (US$2.4bn) this quarter, which is even a sizable drop from the NT$91bn they earned last quarter. Net income did not do much better, as it dropped to NT$3.9bn (US$133m). In Q3 of 2011 HTC recorded revenue of NT$135.82bn (US$4.54bn) and profits of NT$18.68bn (US$625m). It is quite easy to see where this substantial drop is a serious problem for HTC. Even though HTC predicted decreased numbers, seeing them finalized on paper is a scary thing. HTC has some solid devices hitting the market in the new quarter, so hopefully we will see these numbers rebound. On the Android front, the One X+ is expected to drop soon, and should prove to be a huge success for HTC. They are also receiving a strong push from Microsoft on the Windows Phone side of the equation. Let's hope that the end of the Q4 2012 does not bring as much doom and gloom for HTC. Still, it's not all bad. While the numbers are down, at least they turned a profit, which is more than some companies can say. [timeline]

Samsung Galaxy S III hits 20 million units sold

We all knew that the Samsung Galaxy S III is an incredibly popular handset, but today the company gave us an idea of just how popular it is. The Galaxy S III has hit the 20 million sales milestone, which is pretty impressive. Even more impressive is the fact that the smartphone surpassed the 20 million mark only 100 days after launch.

Samsung is now the #1 phone manufacturer in the world

There's a lot of Samsung news on Android Community lately, but can you blame us? Sammy seems to bring out a new smartphone every week, and their high-end devices like the Galaxy Note and the upcoming Galaxy S III are among the most coveted worldwide. A milestone that Samsung's been working towards for years has finally been passed: they've unseated Nokia as the number one phone manufacturer on the planet. According to IHS iSuppli, Samsung sold 25.4% of the mobile phones (including smartphones and "feature phones") in the first quarter of 2012.

Samsung says Galaxy Note is coming to America soon

Samsung's plus-sized Galaxy Note smartphone has proven to be a surprise hit, as the company announced today that they've shipped a whopping 1 million units worldwide. For an expensive and ostensibly niche phone, that's a gigantic figure, especially considering that it's only available in Europe, South Korea and a few other markets. US fans still have to import a Galaxy Note if they want to try out the 5.3-inch monster for themselves, but that may change soon enough: the company noted in its congratulatory announcement that it will be coming to the US in 2012.

Amazon Kindle Fire sells an estimated 95,000 units on first day

Amazon's next-generation Kindle tablet is lighting up the sales charts. After the Kindle Fire shot to the top of Amazon's internal sales, Fox News is reporting that the retailer has pre-sold a whopping 95,000 units - and that was just the first day of pre-orders. We're still more than a month away from the November release date, and notably, zero consumers have a had a chance to try out the tablet at retail.

HTC sales figures for May more than double last years

Sales figures for the highly popular HTC have came out again and I feel like just saying what we have the last three times -- They have gone up, and have gone up fast. HTC has continued to not only beat previous sales records but it looks like they are more than doubling up each year as well. I think they might owe a small piece of that success completely to Android, and when I say small I mean most of it.

Android sales growth 2,000% in past year tips Euro retailer

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced year-on-year growth in excess of 2,000-percent for Android smartphones, recently hitting the one-millionth Android device sale in Europe. The store credits the HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire and Samsung Galaxy S as key segment drivers. Carphone Warehouse is Europe's largest independent cellphone retailer, with over 1,700 stores. Apparently Android was the most popular smartphone OS in the last quarter among its customers, though without comparison figures, of course, it's tough to say exactly how Google's platform has done against rivals like iOS. Press Release:
Android Sales Hit One Million at The Carphone Warehouse 15 March 2011… The Carphone Warehouse is celebrating the sale of its one millionth Android smartphone in Europe. Android has become increasingly popular over the past year and hitting this landmark figure reflects not just the growing demand for Android smartphones amongst consumers, but also the increasing product range they present customers. The success of Android smartphones such as the HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire and Samsung Galaxy S have been key in reaching this milestone, and with new launches including the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy S 2, and LG Optimus 3D in the pipeline, it looks set to continue. In addition, exclusive launches like the HTC Incredible S and Google Nexus S ensure customers are offered market-leading, innovative technology as soon as it becomes available. “The speed with which Android has stormed the market is phenomenal,” said a Carphone Warehouse spokesperson. “Year on year growth is well over 2000%. It’s no surprise that Android smartphones have become the smartphone of choice for so many of our customers. Hitting one million Android sales in Europe is great as it proves that our dedication to offering an extensive range and securing top exclusives has really benefitted not just us, but our customers too.”
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