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Samsung's ditching of flagship phone portends Android turf war

According to experts, a substantial portion of consumers' demand will now go to Huawei, Vivo and OPPO


Samsung Electronics's abandonment of the Galaxy Note 7 due to safety concerns will likely touch off a turf war among Android smartphone makers, analysts said, presenting them a rare opportunity to gain share but with less room for arch rival Apple Inc. Consumers tend to commit to their choice between Apple's iOS operating system for smartphones and Google's Android, leaving Samsung's fellow Android manufacturers such as LG Electronics and Alphabet Inc's Google in prime position to strike. Both have newly released phones. A hardware problem is unlikely to ...

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First Published: Wed, October 12 2016. 13:32 IST