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Android is top smartphone OS in the US, iOS is a close second

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Android is top smartphone OS in the US, iOS is a close second - read the full textAccording to the latest report by the analysts from Nielsen, Android enjoys the highest usage among smartphone platforms in the United States, followed by iOS and BlackBerry OS. Some 36 percent of US smartphone users have an Android smartphone. In comparison, 26% are using Apple iOS...


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Wether is android , IOS, symbian or Window ...ect all up to individual user all operating system are great . They have their advantage n disadvantage . These is no need to compare . I do have smartphone running Android and Apple iPad. Both are great in different way .

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  • 2011-06-09 04:28
  • u{EH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-06-02 02:13 from v0wJ - click to readThose "handsets can be had for $20.00 or less new and off contract" are S30. A bit higher, also S40. Both are NOT Symbian - and in its lower price range (which is also mid to high range of S40 "feature phones"...) you can now very much find nice Android phones, ZTE Blade for example.

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  • 2011-06-06 23:23
  • dQ}i

> In reply to brynn @ 2011-06-02 00:07 from mX73 - click to readYes you´r right Android is failing that´s why it´s THE most used Os in the US and possibly in Europe too.Get real Android is here to stay and it´s going to out live symbian BY FAR.Meego is NEVER going to see the light of day by the looks of it.Eventualy Nokia is going to do the smart thing and abandon Symbian and Meego(WebOS isn´t even an option)and adopt WP7.But even that won´t be enough to put Nokia back on the market the way it used to be back in the days

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  • 2011-06-02 20:20
  • MA%X

> In reply to Anand @ 2011-06-01 23:50 from S35r - click to readNokia will never adopt Android but at least theyr going for WP7 wich is still a vast improvement

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  • 2011-06-02 20:16
  • MA%X

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-06-02 02:13 from v0wJ - click to readThat is no longer true.If you look at the market now you will see alot of low/mid range phones running Android that are just as sfordable as those from Nokia.Even in the low/mid range market Nokia is loosing ground fast to Android(not to Apple since Apple doesn´t step into that market) so it´s just a matter of time

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  • 2011-06-02 20:14
  • MA%X

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-06-02 07:24 from RNDd - click to readPlease for that is a no limitations. Is permit not granted. Steve tell it to do so.IOS wanted to be solo for being untouched.One Day Steve will tell u iPhone can only call iphone like facetime If they gain more %. We use our phone globally and wan to connect,send or share it globally. IPhone don't like others phone to be connect that why jailbreak answer all to it. They are the same actually. Can cross share playing I bet u never try out like us do.

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  • 2011-06-02 16:16
  • u{EH

> In reply to JASAWR @ 2011-06-02 10:01 from Fv0B - click to readU cannot read article fully even the heading


Symbian still maintains lot of market

The article is only about smartphones and USA

What about entire phones combines ? Worldwide
Symbian still top of list

But worldwide smartphone market - android still number one

It takes another 5 years to cross Symbian market.

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  • 2011-06-02 13:51
  • ut3A

I really got to laugh at android because its distributed for free.

Many say iOS not true muli-tasking.
Whats true multi-tasking then ?

Only difference is no widgets.

Some may say "no-flash"
But even adobe recently ditching flash because they also started promoting HTML-5
Because of more standards and more advantages

Even youtube videos encoded with h.264.

And most of websites have apps so there is no need that much for flash.

Only thing i love about android are widgets but android devices are too bad for battery and slowdown during multi-tasking. They become even more sluggish especially in those moments where u really get frustrated.

Yes they have choice for devices that one of huge advantages out there.

I can buy low end or high end devices basing on my needs.

Overall both same

Android got some advantages and iOS got some advantages

Both have downsides.

Overall both OS are good

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  • 2011-06-02 13:44
  • ut3A

Funny how they say iOS is a close 2nd...
36% > 26% > 23%...
Still :)

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  • 2011-06-02 12:41
  • Tp{i

symbian is not growing at all, symbian holds some 2% of the worlds os market share, symbian is terrible.

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  • 2011-06-02 10:01
  • Fv0B

Windows ?
Wt are you talking about, i hate using it in my lappy even.
Just Android or IOS, there is no 3rd option other than these two for a better smart phone, u may consider Bada, bt it will take time for it to catch IOS & Android.

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  • 2011-06-02 08:28
  • Pxmh

> In reply to Verytired @ 2011-06-01 17:21 from tV3J - click to readIt's true that IOS have some limitation, but those limitations are not a deal breaker for the masses that's why they still buying iPhones because they embrace for what those limitations are and focus more of what it can do. For your information, some of the things you mentioned, IOS already have this like the WiFi personal hotspot. Android on the other hand has lots of potential but few hiccups made me think if switching to Android is worth sacrificing my iPhone 4. While I was trying to convince myself to switch to Android, they need to fix some basic features that they don't have which really matters to normal users:
- They need to improve the WPA Interprise support for the WiFi. The Galaxy S cannot connect to our WiFi, same with HTC models that I tried.
- There is no native support for the secondary camera to make video calls on popular IM. YM video call cannot use front camera, no support for Skype video call.
- Improve WiFi connection. They even cannot connect to a ad-hoc connection.
- Hardware accelerated application so they can take advantage of dual core CPU.
- Timely and regular updates of OS.

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  • 2011-06-02 07:24
  • RNDd

Nokia won't change till the day it dies,symbian is well and truly on its deathbed in India... just look at their dropping sales.

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  • 2011-06-02 06:16
  • 2Z1q

> In reply to Stuntman @ 2011-06-02 01:15 from NGfv - click to readOk don't listen about that blackberry is on top. In the mobile market. Blackberry stock is the lowest

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  • 2011-06-02 04:04
  • IBQU

Symbian is still alive!!it's still the bestselling OS worldwide! With Anna comin, X7 n E5 it wont lose that position quickly!

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  • 2011-06-02 04:00
  • Qxpq

Ofcourse android is on top. They have far much more money to invest in development

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  • 2011-06-02 03:55
  • IBQU

> In reply to brynn @ 2011-06-02 00:07 from mX73 - click to readYou wish

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  • 2011-06-02 02:21
  • YaiC

> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-06-01 22:11 from MA%X - click to readBe careful, your ignorance is showing. With over 1 billion people and 25% of them below the poverty line and estimates of yearly income below US$3,000.00, having the latest and greatest mobile smartphone is the last thing on their minds. Symbian handsets can be had for $20.00 or less new and off contract. Can any of your "smartphones" compete with that? NO! It's a different market and almost a different world. You probably aren't aware that these Symbian users were texting years before you smartphone users could even spell hi on a standard handset keyboard.

"Your still using Symbian in india?Symbian is a dieing/dead OS.I hope you guys switch over to Android/WP7 soon because that´s the future of smartphone/tablet os"

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  • 2011-06-02 02:13
  • v0wJ

Just for comparison's sake, here's the breakdown in Canada:

BlackBerry 42%
iOS 31%
Android 12.2%
Symbian 6.4%
MS 5.1%

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  • 2011-06-02 01:15
  • NGfv

> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-06-01 22:11 from MA%X - click to readSymbian is king in India because of the abundance of cheap handsets to cater for the lower and middle income earners (ie targeting the poor or not-so-well-off). Android and iOS are making headway, but only for those who can afford the expensive handsets in metro areas. As 50% live under the poverty line, you can imagine that Nokias Symbian phones will sell like hotcakes compared to the high end phones. So Symbian will stay king for a while in terms of number of handsets sold.

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  • 2011-06-02 01:05
  • RKuX

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