Chris S., 03 Nov 2014Not really. It's just on par with some midrange devices but slightly better GPU. The thing is ... moreWhat!? The low-cost Android project from Google (aka "Android One") will decrease the gap to what and bring harmony to who!? Are you high?
MrGray, 03 Nov 2014Lol. Dude, calm down.. We understand how much you love Android, and I too love Android.
Im ... morebro cmon im just in a very good mood here. i will ditch android any day of the week if there is a better OS to catter for my needs and WANTS. so i used to like symbian because back in the day it was years ahead of the OS tech that rivaled it. now android is doin the same here. in all honesty the number of minds and dev team working to enhance android give it the edge to dominate as it can be seen. if somone creates a better OS than android I'll be leaving googles buggy OS and thier so called "matterial design" isht any time man. just sad that sammy does not put enough resources behind the dev of thier tizen OS. i used bada before and it was solid even today my wave III s8600 is still ahead of what is called inovation today. if only samsung could bite the bullet and dare to release one of thier flagship devices with two os variants an android version and thier in house tizen/bada OS then it will make better mods to the next release and that will mean better products and support. just like on the bada platform for the wave III.
anyway chears mate, enjoy your day.
michael99uk, 03 Nov 2014God bless you for this point I as a geek don't have a problem with it but what about grandma? ... moreNot to bash WP but windwows 10 new features are copied from linux based OS that existed 6-7 years ago one is multi-desktop feature. Linux is a free OS so they don't have na finamcial resources to sue Windows. Going back to WP, WP is even harder for grandma to use with all those confing tiles. Better recommend a basic phone that she can use to call and text similar to a nokia 3310. Though if she wants to dive in the smartphone adventure, she should use android phones with simple-mode features or ios which is very basic to use.
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2014Too bad the technology in the iPhone is ahead of that of Android flagships.
But hey, Tegra ... moreNot really. It's just on par with some midrange devices but slightly better GPU. The thing is the iOS and Android is made of different programming languages and Objective-C (in ios) runs better with the hardware than Java (Android) because Java consumes way too much resources. IOS is a closed environment heavily controlled by Apple (without jailbreak of course) making the hardware and software exist in harmony thus resulting somewhat buttery smooth experience.
But the Android One project could decrease the Gap making hardware and software run in better harmony thus increasing performance and user experience.
aln74, 03 Nov 2014P.S. IOS is not perfect neither WP but how good can be an OS when every once in a while you ne... moreGod bless you for this point I as a geek don't have a problem with it but what about grandma? Girl friends? Seven year olds ? Windows phone don't have this issue and android users most readers of tech site doesn't look in that direction as a gift for people that are less tech inclined.
All they do is bash WP
We are used to managing devices Windows caused it but even Microsoft with A full Desktop OS is Fixing this with Windows 10 talkless of android a mobile phone OS.
Freak7, 03 Nov 2014Android users are not stupid like iFans. They prefer technology rather than showoff/status whatever.Too bad the technology in the iPhone is ahead of that of Android flagships.
But hey, Tegra K1, Exynos 5433, the Android world is finally catching up! And then the A8X happened.
With how buggy and laggy iOS 8.x is I wouldn't be surprised if Android Lollipop 5.x increase marketshare to near 90%.
Android Open Source Project is going to replace Google-Android when the Chinese OEMs take over from likes of Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony.
congrats to android. enjoy it, only way is down.
personally I cant understand the attraction, the only attraction is the apps. and its only a few.
MrGray, 03 Nov 2014Spot on actually. Unfortunately, Apple fans just wouldnt see that. ;) They like looking at And... moreAndroid users are not stupid like iFans. They prefer technology rather than showoff/status whatever.
aln74, 03 Nov 2014Android maybe has 84% of the market but money goes to apple as 12% of IOS make more money than... moreEmphasizing that apple makes a lot of profit on every phone it sells gives a somewhat a negative impression on both the customer and the company selling it.
Ejaz, 03 Nov 2014Apple can reduce the monoply of the andriod mobile phone if they get started stable Technology... moreWith the amount of profit they make, one would think that they would strap in cutting edge technology to their phone, but well they won't, guess why.
silly article ever...
5.0 already roll out which is make Apple want to sue Samsung more...worse analythics theory ever!
cansat, 03 Nov 2014Android is the worlds largest OS. iOS is second, although a large gap exists between the two. ... moreSpot on actually. Unfortunately, Apple fans just wouldnt see that. ;) They like looking at Android fan base as poor people, that couldnt afford iPhones.
Apple can reduce the monoply of the andriod mobile phone if they get started stable Technology large size RAM display size 4.5", 4.7" and 5" inch non removable strong Battery capicity.
Android is the worlds largest OS. iOS is second, although a large gap exists between the two.
I love the comments that say that Android is only ahead because they sell low end phones and that iOS only sells high end phones. I think the people who say that need to check numbers. Lets take the iPhone 4s, 5c and 6 plus out of the equation. Compare the iPhone 6 against the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z3, LG Nexus 5, etc.. I wish I had bookmarked an article I read that stated that Android still sold twice as much premium devices then Apple.
Its two different systems all together though. Apple, sells phones at a very high markup to make profit. The competition usually sells phones at a high markup, but a much smaller markup because the technology in it is newer and costs more to implement.
AND we cannot forget that Apple does sell a low end phone: iPhone 4s. Its still available everywhere and does not nearly compare to sales of lower end Android phones. But I guess you should be the judge of that. Go to your local cellphone store and pull out a iPhone 4s. Pit it against any lower end android phone of similar cost (Moto G, Galaxy Core LTE, Nexus 5 (still at the same price point)) and tell me that the iPhone is still a good purchase.
if it wasn't for android some of us wouldn't own a smartphone, coz everything else would be over priced
Reaper8, 03 Nov 2014Apple preyed on and devoured the only high end Android manufacturer that was profitable, Samsu... moreDude, the article is talking about OS's and not individual phone manufaturers.. Dont be BS.
Manjo, 03 Nov 2014Keep dreamingHe's not dreaming, you are. It's a sad truth but Apple rules the high-end market because they only sell high-end(priced) phones...
Wow! So many analysts here doing market research for free that one must wonder why these guys (at Strategy Analytics) are still getting paid to do that job.
Sure, the analysts here usually don't get their predictions right... but so don't the others.
One should not talk about Symbian if one does not understand the history of Symbian, the (lack of) evolution for several years, with that ultimate blow called iPhone/iOS.
A thing called HTC has just made a profit, aren't they premium enough?