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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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The real game starts now.. until now its just a two ball game.. now the big M too enters with its Mango... so sure to see the drop of android sales.. may not be too much... but now WP7, android n apple make it equal shares.

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  • 2011-08-31 16:40
  • sSRc

> In reply to kurkosdr @ 2011-08-31 15:38 from nmDt - click to readNicely said. Trolls however won't even read it ;)

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  • 2011-08-31 16:34
  • RKky

> In reply to no 1 @ 2011-08-31 15:47 from fvK9 - click to read"they want the latest hardware with superb specs not outdated specs "

So why iPhone 4 is still after year most selling smartphone? :)

WRONG, you need to understand that nowdays most of the potential smartphone buyers are normal people who has no clue about tech or don't care. All what really matter is first impression when you test phone at store, that's all you need. Of course people like us (tech people) look specs.

By the way what you do with those superb specs? galaxy s2 is good example, super specs which you hardly can benefit :) But i think it's good to say i have dual core phone, right :)?

When iPhone 5 comes that dual core actually is going do something and i'm sure there's coming many many games very fast which uses dual core. So people actually can use that extra speed! ;)

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  • 2011-08-31 16:02
  • p77t

> In reply to Duel @ 2011-08-31 15:27 from p77t - click to readDo you think customers really care if android have 100,000 apps and apple have 250,000 or more it doesn't matter since even if they have 20k apps it still doesn't matter because no one is going to buy all these apps but they do hate restriction they want to normally transfer their photos with Bluetooth they want the latest hardware with superb specs not outdated specs as when they came with video calling to iPhone they acted as if they are the first to get these even my N70 made that a long time ago and they act as if they are the first full touch screen phone while LG Prada was the first the point is Apple must focus on what users want not what they think is right

anyway great job Samsung and Google they did great job
without their new US variants of Galaxy S2 which will give another push to their market share

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  • 2011-08-31 15:47
  • fvK9

> In reply to Duel @ 2011-08-31 15:27 from p77t - click to readI dont know, devs said the same things for the IBM PC. They complained about how all those different graphics cards (monochrome, hercules, cga, ega) and modes were making development hard and how the Mac was better. But when the PC won the desktop wars, developers had to code for it. Same thing with Android. The Android installed base is so large you just cant ignore it.

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  • 2011-08-31 15:38
  • nmDt

> In reply to TC @ 2011-08-31 14:13 from n4xw - click to read"Android Market is growing faster than iStore and have more free games and many game-developers move to Android with Nvidia Tegra and SonyEricsson Play...
Android easily kick iOS butt!"

You are so wrong, it's opposite, devs are going for iOS because there's move money and it's much easier to get game working with iPhone than many android specs, android is very fragmented nowdays.

Tell me one big game which has came for android after dual cpu added and benefit that which isn't already for iOS.

You are going to get those games after iPhone 5 launch, not before :)

"Developers Favoring iOS Over Android, Study Shows"

http://www.pcworld.com/article...y_shows.html

"More than half (57 percent) of new projects in the second quarter of this year were developed for the iPhone/iPod Touch,"

See this: "while Android app development was down to 28 percent (from 36 percent in the first quarter)." BIG DROP!

"Indeed, the fragmentation issue is something that has haunted Android since its inception. While I wouldn't consider the app store issue that big of a problem, dealing with the many shapes and sizes Android devices come in these days is. Despite the criticism of Apple's single-device strategy, having only a few devices that run a unified version of iOS does help out the developer.


Development is much easier because your design considerations only need to take into account the differences between a handful of devices--not multiple devices running multiple versions of Android. There's just no way you can test and ensure compatibility among all those devices until your app is in the wild."

Android is falling apart day after day and is going to be more fragmented day after day and we should not forget all the malwares and viruses and worms :)

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  • 2011-08-31 15:27
  • p77t

> In reply to kurkosdr @ 2011-08-31 13:45 from nmDt - click to readWP market share is marginal at best. Look at the total US figures for Microsoft, they aren't even on the list.

Business is no different, business moved to Blackberry and Iphone years ago.

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  • 2011-08-31 15:04
  • nidV

gogo android

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  • 2011-08-31 14:36
  • IVT6

> In reply to Alexander @ 2011-08-31 13:21 from LaIx - click to readAdobe Flash 10.3 or FM-radio or...
Android Market is growing faster than iStore and have more free games and many game-developers move to Android with Nvidia Tegra and SonyEricsson Play...
Android easily kick iOS butt!

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  • 2011-08-31 14:13
  • n4xw

> In reply to Anon @ 2011-08-31 13:36 from 2CRJ - click to readDo tell Mr. Expert Analyst, when is this hurricane going to start?

Because I really have a different weather forecast here.

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  • 2011-08-31 13:52
  • nidV

> In reply to TC @ 2011-08-31 13:17 from 39id - click to readwell, that's not going to happen. they'll give new names to the stuff which is already existing & give it new "i" names... lol...

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  • 2011-08-31 13:47
  • vIhn

Let me guess, those "Microsoft" figures include Windows Mobile 6/6.5? (many business users still bang along with these).

It would be interesting to see the market share of WP7 alone.

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  • 2011-08-31 13:45
  • nmDt

That's because people can't walk into a phone store without the sales assistant trying to shove a POS android down their throat.

Enjoy your time at the top fanboys, because the parade is about to be washed out by Hurricane Microkiapple.

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  • 2011-08-31 13:36
  • 2CRJ

It would be much more interesting to see the global figures than merely these local US-figures.

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  • 2011-08-31 13:28
  • 0u3G

Great sammy.keep up the gud work.

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  • 2011-08-31 13:27
  • U@T2

> In reply to noni @ 2011-08-31 13:08 from ftVi - click to readWell when you write they are the best why use the term "stealing" and not "gaining"?
(And no, I'm here neither agreeing nor disagreeing with your statement about them being the best)

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  • 2011-08-31 13:26
  • 0u3G

Hello,i like android but in the android market ther is maybe a 20% of good games and aplication the rest is garbage.I vote for quality not quantity.PS:i have a galaxy s(not bragging)so you now i use android to full capacity.
In the futures a wish to have games like ufc,football manager,doom,dead space....etc on my android phone,but right now ios is kicking android butt at aplication and games.

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  • 2011-08-31 13:21
  • LaIx

> In reply to MikeS @ 2011-08-31 12:47 from Lax6 - click to readIPhone5 still need something completely new and revolutionary that noboby have ever heard of before! IPhone5 needs to be better than Samsung Galaxy S3 will be next year!

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  • 2011-08-31 13:17
  • 39id

I think samusung and all android fones are the best.they are gradually stealing the market.

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  • 2011-08-31 13:08
  • ftVi

splendid!!!!

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  • 2011-08-31 12:55
  • wr2Y

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