May 26, 2013 | by Natesh Sood
The ideal launch envisioned by HTC executives was not to be. Instead, the iconic launch of the super powered HTC One was plagued by component shortages making its launch date awfully close to that of the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Despite early component shortages, the WSJ reports shipments of the HTC One eclipsed five million earlier last week.
Samsung has already sold 10 million Samsung Galaxy S 4 devices, but it is certainly nice to see HTC hold its own in the saturated smartphone market. Hopefully, HTC will soon be able to straighten out all component shortages and have a smooth flow of production from manufacturer to the end consumer.
Between the numbers released by the WSJ report and J.K Shin for Samsung, one thing is known for certain: Android is gaining dominance in the mobile space and it will be interesting to see how Apple plans to counter with its new iPhone later this year.