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Android US market share growth continues, comScore reports

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Android US market share growth continues, comScore reports - read the full text td { font-size: 12px !important; } .bgdark td { background: #F7F6F1 !important; } .bglight td { background: #C5C5C5 !important; } The marketing research company comScore has just published its report on the US mobile phone market for the three months ending in July. The...

 

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> In reply to TechnoFreak @ 2011-09-01 13:24 from mcja - click to readgood job i didnt pick it for its looks then, i went for performance and freedom,lucky we dont all go for looks cos u may never of been spawned

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  • 2011-09-01 15:15
  • Mx@E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-01 14:49 from RKky - click to readThe file managing system of the iOS is good enough for me... So i dont think i require apps for that... And truely speaking i dont think commoners who are not tech-savy like us will ever tweak their phones...

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  • 2011-09-01 15:14
  • mcja

> In reply to TechnoFreak @ 2011-09-01 14:33 from mcja - click to readWell most users on XDA do. I do. And no accessing /system or /data is not something we indulge in on a hourly basis. But we do like to tweak every inch of our phone. I for one have underclocked and undervolted my phone. Its giving me 2 days of battery life even with good use. And this small(;) group doesn't even include the people who have gone over to CM7 or MIUI.

There are apps like Tasker which allow full control of the phone even WITHOUT root. Allows me to perform tasks(turning on apps, change settings) with respect to contexts(date, time, location). Its this kind of customization that one finds in Android.

I for one couldn't survive without a decent file manager. See this way I can handle files that the Android OS can't even recognize. I believe iOS can't handle files it can't recognize right? How is it that ordinary people won't be benefited from this?

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  • 2011-09-01 14:49
  • RKky

> In reply to Yani @ 2011-09-01 14:29 from 3pw6 - click to readWhatever you say, you cant deny the build quality of iPhone is solid.. I believe iPhone is the best music and gaming phone and also the most intuitive phone available in the market... Also the advantage of the AppStore is there which contains whole lot of better apps than the Marketplace... as for other things, iPhone 5 will set that right...

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  • 2011-09-01 14:41
  • mcja

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-01 12:24 from RKky - click to readFull system level control??? Go and ask Android users whether they really go into the source and customise everything... I believe more than 90% would answer in the negative... They depend on the manufacturer's firmware upgrades.. So whats the use of all this if commoners dont even use this??? Tell me...

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  • 2011-09-01 14:33
  • mcja

@TechnoFreak: "... Keep boasting about cheap-looking phone of yours ..."
Speaking like a true "loyal crapple fan boy" (taken from mmmm's comment) :D

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  • 2011-09-01 14:29
  • 3pw6

jobs blocked flash for a reason and believe me it is not the battery. i think html5 is next after that book move from amazon. he is looking for a reason hehe.
@tfreak are you for real mate?

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  • 2011-09-01 14:21
  • 0GNs

> In reply to mmmm @ 2011-09-01 11:18 from Mx@E - click to readWhat you are telling dude??? iPhone is not just any phone.. There are many new features going to be released in the iOS 5 which alone makes it a compelling buy... But then again you Android boys dont want to understand that... Keep boasting about cheap-looking phone of yours:-)

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  • 2011-09-01 13:24
  • mcja

> In reply to mmmm @ 2011-09-01 11:18 from Mx@E - click to readWhat you are telling dude??? iPhone is not just any phone.. There are many new features going to be released in the iOS 5 which alone makes it a compelling buy... But then again you Android boys dont want to understand that... Keep boasting about cheap-looking phone of yours:-)

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  • 2011-09-01 13:24
  • mcja

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-01 12:24 from RKky - click to read"I mean apart from Games what else can iOS give that Android doesn't do."

Great big awesome apps, for example great musical apps. I cant wait to get FLstudio mobile app support dual core with iPhone 5. Just like i'm using same software with my computer with dual core support, it really make big difference. Can do much heavier projects.

Also iPhone has VERY small latency for music stuff (the thing when you play for example your midikeyboard with iPhone the time when you touch the key and when sound comes=latency this is very important thing for musician!) for musical stuff iOS is much better what android can ever offer it's like from different planet. That's why i use iPhone.

It shows that apple really cares about music/musicians. That's why many musicians use iPhone.

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  • 2011-09-01 12:57
  • p77t

> In reply to Duel @ 2011-09-01 12:01 from p77t - click to readi wanted to play games so i bought a playstation, i bought an gs2 and got rid of my iphone because of that reason i want my phone to do more then just play games, iphone are left behind but the loyal crapple fan boys and multiple lawsuits will keep them plodding along i am sure

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  • 2011-09-01 12:51
  • Mx@E

Correct, iOS has good games. But apart from that what else? Does it have any proper file management or full system level control. Well no. Unless you jailbreak & even then there would be limitations. I could never go to iOS as very good apps like Tasker, Rockplayer or Webkey are not there and Mr.Jobs wouldn't allow any apps which do a better job. The abilities of the SGS2 exist not only on paper but also in reality. All reviewers have praised the SGS2. It is buttery smooth and can do most tasks easily. Of course it can decode 1080p at 60fps(3gpp/mp4) and record the same at 30fps. Well that is the benefit of the specs. Also the TW framework is super lightweight. A lot of communication interfaces bluetooth,wifi-direct has been implemented. Has dearest Apple done anything like that.

I mean apart from Games what else can iOS give that Android doesn't do.

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  • 2011-09-01 12:24
  • RKky

> In reply to Duel @ 2011-09-01 12:01 from p77t - click to readever played dungeon defenders on your iphone?
no? okay dont speak.
kkthnxbye

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  • 2011-09-01 12:22
  • n%nF

> In reply to mmmm @ 2011-09-01 11:18 from Mx@E - click to readYou android boys are very funny with your specs outdated talk.

There isn't any mobile game which run better with galaxy s2 compared to iPhone 4. iPhone is always been perfectly optimazed and the hardware also is very well optimazed. It's perfectly balanced phone.

Android users buy top end PAPER specs but they really can't benefit those, i think it's funny. Where's all the heavy android games which benefit dual core? There isn't. iPhone 4 with one core can run every game equal smooth. Actually there's games which run better on iPhone 4 than galaxy s2.

iPhone users always get's so much more benefit from the phone specs than android users who really just buy paper specs.

When iPhone 5 comes we get maybe same week game with really benefit dual core. iPad 2 got it same week. Android users after half year still waiting to get use for dual core :)

But hey you has best PAPER SPECS! be proud :)

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  • 2011-09-01 12:01
  • p77t

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-01 10:14 from RKky - click to read"Also, this text was entered with swype, which you won't experience as long as you are an iphone user"

"Not entirely true. Swype a text input method widely use for Android devices specially designed and developed by Swype Inc which allows users to easily swipe any touch screen devices to form predictive words for faster and easier texting is now unofficially available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

As Swype is said to be officially available on iPhone soon, jailbroken devices will now able to use it which was ported to iOS devices by Andrew Liew"

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  • 2011-09-01 11:51
  • p77t

> In reply to TechnoFreak @ 2011-09-01 10:14 from mcja - click to readnot cheap, value for money, something an iphone user will know nothing about getting robbed all the time by crapple for over priced handsets with mid range tech

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  • 2011-09-01 11:23
  • Mx@E

> In reply to TechnoFreak @ 2011-09-01 10:35 from mcja - click to readwait until the new iphone is launched and then what? its gonna have the same spec and hardware of the phones that have been out for 5-6 months already, iphone is way behind, when they finally figure how to get the hardware into the phone without it burning up sammy will have a quadcore out, get with the program apple and stop robbing your fanboys.

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  • 2011-09-01 11:18
  • Mx@E

> In reply to TechnoFreak @ 2011-09-01 10:53 from mcja - click to readPlastic has no signal attenuation. So the galaxy doesn't face the same death grip issues as the sensation or the iPhone4. Actually a death "grip" isn't need. Just lightly touching the metal section would suffice. Its lightweight. More importantly its more resilient to impacts as it can deform,absorb shocks and then regain shape. Again whats wrong with plastic, even formula-one cars use plastics/ceramics on account of their better weight/performance characteristics. Most force bearing surfaces are polycarbonate. The screen surface of the galaxy is shatter/scratch proof. and its light at some 110 grams.

So why would you want metal on your phone. May be personal preference. Maybeee because metal is SHINY :-P

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  • 2011-09-01 11:16
  • RKky

> In reply to joonius @ 2011-09-01 10:36 from qbY5 - click to readToo sad you cant wait for the best...

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  • 2011-09-01 10:55
  • mcja

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-01 10:40 from RKky - click to readSamsung??? Lets see what the flagship device of Samsung is made up of.. O ya.. Plastic.. Really??? Is this what you call hardware??? And about the AppStore every app goes through a strick quality check unlike the Android where even a layman can get his app on its store.. I, for one prefer quality over quantity... And in both this cases, the Appstore wins...

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  • 2011-09-01 10:53
  • mcja

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