Samsung Galaxy S III passes iPhone in popularity, but it may not last

It seems those snarky Samsung ads are working. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S III was the world’s hottest smartphone in the third quarter, the Washington Post reports. The phone shipped 18 million units to the 16.2 million in shipments from Apple’s iPhone 4S. Neil Shah, a senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement that it’s the first time that the Galaxy S III has taken the top spot in the market ,with 11 percent share overall. The party, however, may be short-lived. The iPhone 5 has yet to hit its stride, and its impending release dampened enthusiasm for the iPhone 4S. And even though the device launched late in the quarter on Sept. 12, Strategy Analytics still has it as the third-most popular model of smartphone in the world with six million shipped…

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