Never Mind the Analysts -- Apple and Samsung Are Just Fine

Although it might not seem like it, the global smartphone boom is still very much in its infancy. And, atop this game-changing trend, two players sit above the rest -- Apple and Samsung. In fact, according to some analysts, the pair took home the entire share of profits from the global smartphone market in the first quarter of this year. However, both have found themselves on the down-and-out lately -- to the chagrin of their shareholders. In this video, Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses the recent problems for the two, especially Samsung, and why this might not be quite as bad as it seems.

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The article Never Mind the Analysts -- Apple and Samsung Are Just Fine originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Andrew Tonner owns shares of Apple. Follow Andrew and all his writing on Twitter @AndrewTonnerThe Motley Fool recommends Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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