A research firm has suggested that Samsung Electronics may have surpassed Nokia and Apple in smartphone sales for the first time on demand for devices that run on Android software, wireless communication device manufacturers may be interested to learn.
According to estimates, Samsung sold between 18 million and 21 million smartphones globally in the April-June quarter.
This is compared with 16.7 million for Nokia and 20.3 million iPhones, explained Neil Mawston, a London-based analyst at Strategy Analytics.
"Samsung's Android portfolio is selling strongly in most regions," Mr Mawston remarked.
He added: "Samsung stands a reasonable chance of capturing the top spot on a quarterly basis if it can continue expanding its Android portfolio across high-growth markets like China and Brazil."
By the end of the year, Mr Mawston said that Samsung and Apple will be at similar levels in smartphones.
Founded in 1969, Samsung Electronics is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group.
Posted by Andre Dixon