tbd if this will turn out to be a one-time pop for Apple, from the combination of the iPhone 4s release and having multiple service providers offering iPhones, but Samsung is clearly refuting the recent Android-in-crisis meme; it’s Apple and Samsung smartphone competitors that appear to be in crisis mode
Samsung Electronics Co. was the only smartphone maker partnering with Google Inc. that found holiday cheer competing against Apple Inc.’s iPhone.
Apple led the smartphone market in the fourth quarter after unveiling the iPhone 4S in October. Of the 9.4 million devices activated by AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, 7.6 million were iPhones. Verizon Wireless, the largest provider, said 56 percent of its 7.7 million smartphones were iPhones. Samsung was No. 2 in shipments.