Samsung Gets Top Spot as World’s Biggest Smartphone Seller

SamsungSamsung Electronics Co. dominated over Apple Inc. during the last quarter for being by far the biggest smart phone manufacturer between an extending legal and technology fight involving the two companies.

Samsung delivered 27.8 million smartphones on the market during the last quarter, acquiring 23.8 % on the market, according to an email from Milton Keynes, U.K.- based Strategy Analytics. Apple Inc.’s 17.1 million deliveries, including 14.6 % of the market, sent the company to second place. However, Nokia Oyj retained the third position.

Apple Inc., which introduced the latest iPhone 4S this month, kept the highest position for just one quarter right after dislodging Nokia a few months ago. The Suwon, South Korea – based company, has considered Google Inc.’s Android operating system to increase sales of their Galaxy smartphones and tablet pc’s.

“Samsung has come out with products that appeal to all the different form factors and specifications out there,” according to T.Z. Wong, a Beijing-based analyst at researcher IDC.

“That is a strategy they have executed very well.” he also added.

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris, was not around for a comment after regular business hours.

Samsung spokesman Nam Ki Yung, refused to give a comment on the estimate made by the research company.