Samsung have only sold seventeen Android tablets…

…or maybe they’ve sold eleventy-million and one. That’s the problem when you don’t tell people your sales figures – we’ll start to make them up. Charles Arthur of The Guardian:

And yes, for journalists it is frustrating to be driven to roundabout language such as “believed to be the world’s largest smartphone seller”. I’m far from the only person to have been frustrated by this today; I know directly of two others on different publications who gnashed their teeth over precisely this topic and the misleading tweets from Samsung Mobile SA. If Samsung thinks it’s the world’s largest smartphone seller, then I’d like to at least have it on Samsung’s authority