Samsung chasing Nokia to be top manufacturer

August 3, 2010

ABI Research has said Samsung is “gunning” for Nokia’s top spot in terms of market share. Samsung is still hot on the heels of Nokia for the latter’s position of number one global mobile phone manufacturer.

The latest figures from ABI Research showed that both companies faced a tough second quarter of 2010. Nokia’s market share fell to 34.5 per cent, while Samsung’s seven successive quarters of growth came to an end.
Despite this, vice president for forecasting at ABI Research Jake Saunders backed Samsung to continue to challenge its Finnish rival over the coming months.
“Samsung is still gunning for Nokia’s pre-eminent spot,” he commented.
He noted that only time will tell if the South Korea-based firm’s latest smartphone releases - such as the Samsung Galaxy S - will help the company to “resume its march on Nokia”.
The Galaxy S may be one of the handsets to benefit from the growing popularity of the Android operating system.
According to GfK, sales for phones powered by the operating system grew 350 per cent in the second quarter.