The company that Apple is most afraid of is Samsung.
These two have been battling it out for the title
of best-selling smartphone during 2012, both in the
marketplace and in the courts. As a larger and more
diverse company than Apple, Samsung is in a stronger
financial position to deal with any disruption that
might happen as a result of the endless round of lawsuits.
product range is huge, and no other company can match
their potential reach, but it is their "halo"
devices such as the Galaxy S range that get the most
press. Of course, we can expect to see a Galaxy S IV
during 2013, but can Samsung actually come up with anything
At the moment, they seem to have abandoned their
own Bada operating system, and almost every handset
release has been Android with just a tiny handful of
Windows devices. The apparent death of Bada slipped
by un-noticed, but with no new handset releases in well
over a year, then our own conclusion is that we won't
see it again in its present form.. although it may be
rolled into the Tizen project.