According to Android Central, Mobile Magazine says that Sony has overtaken HTC as the 2nd biggest Android manufacturer in the UK. Samsung, however, is still the leading manufacturer of Android-powered devices.
The Japanese firm has sold 500,000 units of its Android handsets in the UK in the last three months of this year. HTC only managed to sell 440,000 units. Although Sony now trails behind Samsung, it is still way behind the Korean tech giant, which sold 3.5 million Android-powered handsets.
Recently, Sony has added a few more phones to its XPERIA lineup. This includes the XPERIA T, Sony’s current flagship, and the XPERIA E, a budget handset running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It has also promised to lift the lid on its superphone at CES in January, which the company promises will rival today’s top sellers.
According to reports, the Japanese firm is said to create a new Nexus handset. If this rumour is true, this would do wonders for Sony.
It’s no secret that HTC is struggling. The former top Android manufacturer has launched the HTC Butterfly, which looks to be good rival to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. However, the new HTC phablet will not be making it to the UK. Bummer!
Another rumour concerning the Taiwanese phone maker is the M7. The device is rumoured to sport a 6-inch display and monster specs. This superphone is said to be HTC’s answer to today’s top sellers, which it hopes will get it back in the game.
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