Motorola has always been one of the most prominent mobile manufacturers in the world, competing with the likes of Samsung, Apple, HTC and Nokia in the smartphone market. With the start of the smartphone era, Motorola released its Motorola Droid, which was consequently the first Android powered smartphone. It was a huge successful, and led to the start of the Droid line. Apart from that, Motorola also had a series of other powerful devices in the market. However, with the passage of time, new devices flooded the market and Motorola were left for most parts to play catch up, which meant that their profits were suffering. In 2011, some of the biggest and the hottest phones were released. The Samsung Galaxy S2 was a major success for Samsung, and it was doubled with the release of the Galaxy Nexus, which was another positive achievement for the Korean firm. Apple released the iPhone 4s, and HTC came up with a number of powerful phones to stake its claim in the market.