Now, Samsung has become a household name in the world of Android. They started to take hold of the Android world with the Samsung Galaxy S series smartphones. Shortly after those were released they stepped into the tablet world with the original Samsung Galaxy Tab.
In 2011 we saw the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, 7.7, 7.0 plus and the Galaxy note.
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Samsung is planning on building on that success even further. The Korea Economic Daily has raised their forecast 15% to 374 million total mobile phones. Of those mobile phones the Korea Economic Daily is projecting that 150 million of them will be smartphones.
Samsung will have Android, Bada and Windows Phones in 2012 which will all contribute to that smartphone figure. Samsung is quickly closing in on Finnish based Nokia, who the Korea Economic Daily projected would sell 399 million smartphones in 2012.
A number of Nokia’s 2012 phones are expected to be windows phones. Early in 2012 Microsoft and Nokia announced a partnership to develop Windows Phone 7 devices. Although the first Windows Phone devices are now available it doesn’t look like they are taking off quite the way Nokia and Microsoft had hoped.
We will see if Samsung can pull away from Nokia and become the largest manufacturer of mobile phones in the world.