December 4, 2012, 8:02 A.M., Tuesday, New York local time — Android Jelly Bean and low supply from Nokia affecting the rivalry of the Nokia Lumia 920, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus! Surprise, Samsung’s old smartphone still selling well following Google’s software update and re-launched price tag.
Surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the 2011 flagship Nexus device, is still selling well especially in Asia according to sources from third-party retailers. With a cheaper price tag of $350 off-contract and with unlocked SIM card slot, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now more appealing especially in emerging markets like India, China and other major Asian markets. But apart from the new price tag, retailers are claiming that the surge of orders happened after the launch of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Google’s new mobile operating system, the Android Jelly Bean, is now running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Google launched the Android 4.1 first, followed by Android 4.2 and 4.2.1.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the stock out of the box mobile operating system of the new LG Nexus 4, Google’s latest flagship Nexus device which offers a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 4.7-inch IPS HD display with more than 300 pixels per inch.
Meanwhile, retailers also confirm that they’re shipping more Samsung Galaxy Nexus units than Nokia Lumia 920 due to underwhelming supply. For starters, the Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8 is the latest flagship phone of the Finland-based company.
The Nokia Lumia 920 also features an HD IPS display with more than 330 pixels per inch. Also included is the new 8.7-megapixel PureView camera, dual-core Snapdragon Krait processor, 1GB RAM and new design.
According to Deutsche Bank analyst Kai Korschelt, Nokia is controlling the supply of the Nokia Lumia 920, and sold out or backordered stores were caused by low supply rather than overwhelming demand. The analyst shared, “anecdotal evidence suggests that many stores have only received 5-20 devices/store with wider carrier distribution delayed in some countries such as Germany & UK.”
Retailers claim they will start shipping more Nokia Lumia 920 units beginning this week, but independent charts based on sales are suggesting that more Samsung devices are being ordered and shipped every day. Also worth noting is the new HTC Windows Phone 8X that failed to beat its Android rivals.
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