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Gartner report on Q3 smartphone market: Android keeps dominating

15 November, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Gartner report on Q3 smartphone market: Android keeps dominating - read the full textThe market analysts from Gartner have posted their report on the smartphone market in Q3 and have outlined some pretty interesting trends. The market as a whole grew by 5.6% and Android saw its share more than double and its total shipments nearly triple compare to Q3 of 2010. The Google OS...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-19 01:56 from 4cSD - click to readThe games you mentioned are mostly on android. Inifnity Blade(Gameloft website), GTA Chinatown wars, many many more mentioned.
Admittedly not all of them, but the best ones, because Ive played a few. I think when you look on the market for research you have to remember that there are a lot more game portals where you can buy paid for games than just the android market. Gamelofts site is just one of them and they dont have all there games on the android market.

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  • 2011-11-21 20:26
  • 3J4u

> In reply to R N G @ 2011-11-18 16:15 from ut93 - click to readYoooo bro! A smartphone is the one which will be your PDA. Androids does much more than that! Push emails are for business purpose(usually), and hence RIM wins in that case. Androids just makes smartphones smarter and much interesting to use.
Don't take it rudely. Btw which phone are you using?

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  • 2011-11-19 16:30
  • K6me

> In reply to Android69 @ 2011-11-17 14:14 from MkXk - click to readTo your response, if you want to go for design, there isn't a sexier phone than the sony ericsson xperia arc, if its for performance, its the Samsung galaxy s2. If you want both of these you could settle for the sony ericsson xperia arc s which has a better processor than the arc while also retain the style...

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  • 2011-11-19 15:24
  • wurF

Here are some popular games you might have heard that aren't on Android.

Infinity Blade, Rage, Maple Story, Winning Eleven, Monster Hunter, Call of Duty, Scribblenauts, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Streetfighter 2, Streetfighter 4, The King of Fighters, Battlefield : Bad Company 2, World of Goo, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid, NBA Jam, NBA 2K12, NBA Elite, Mirror's Edge, Lara Croft, Devil May Cry 4, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Dead Rising, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic & Sega All-stars Racing, Superman, Chaos Rings, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, Command & Conquer Red Alert, Final Fantasy 1-3, Final Fantasy Tactics, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Civilization Revolution, UFC Undisputed, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Rayman 2, Fight Night, Iron Man 2, Earthworm Jim, Modern Combat 3

These are popular sequels that Android doesn't have.

Homerun Battle 2, Zombieville USA 2, Slice it! Begins, Cut the Rope: Experiments, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, Bejeweled 2 + Blitz, Pocket God: Journey to Uranus, Flick Golf Extreme!, Doodle Jump Christmas, Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal \ Christmas, The Sim 3 World Adventures

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  • 2011-11-19 01:56
  • 4cSD

Hi i have doubt, How can we call an android phone as a smart phone
Because Andriod support only push mail gmail, appart from mails like Yahoo, Hotmail,Rediiffe mail this all only pull mails in Andriod, SO this is not a Smart phone this is a Multimedia phone, Only for apps Not for PRoffessional, Dont go this OS bec u wont get Good battery back up, Good browsing Speed,

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  • 2011-11-18 16:15
  • ut93

> In reply to Android69 @ 2011-11-17 12:41 from MkXk - click to readSAMSUNG GALAXY S2 is better option for u...because this one better battery backup compare to others..

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  • 2011-11-18 08:14
  • 2Z1j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-17 13:13 from YPb1 - click to readThanks for replying. For design wise what would be the best looking phone? For specs wise? Thanks a lot.

Or if better for both specs and looks what would be the best phone who'd I choose from those selections.

Thanks again !

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  • 2011-11-17 14:14
  • MkXk

> In reply to Android69 @ 2011-11-17 12:41 from MkXk - click to readAll of them(major manufacturers so do speak) will have ICS update on their flagship handsets.

But i rather recommend Galaxy Nexus if you want to taste the ICS immediately, because you gotta wait quite a while to get ICS updates from past experience(Gingerbread).

Otherwise, choose GS2 which will be updated faster than other brands, because they already have a source code of ICS on their due to Galaxy Nexus and will officially update ICS ahead of any other brands. It is proven be truth from the gingerbread update race.

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  • 2011-11-17 13:13
  • YPb1

Guys kindly help me in making the right decision in buying a new phone this Christmas (an android phone that will definitely have an ICS update)


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  • 2011-11-17 12:41
  • MkXk
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If only your report would give us model-to-model stats, then I can be assured that all the above mentioned holds water. A lot of these topping manufactures make $10 cell phones and claim to be the leaders of the market, you're kidding yourselves!

I can buy five house holds samsung cellphones with my Iphone 4 ($699). The fact of the matter is how many model-cellphones does a company cell, not the whole crap of low market-plastic phones. Get your facts checked!

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  • 2011-11-17 10:08
  • 2nef

> In reply to iPhone h8er @ 2011-11-16 13:39 from 3ajj - click to readAs someone called "iPhone h8er", I'm not surprised you don't.

For the purpose that Android has set way back then to achieve, this is the victory. Goal set. Goal accomplished. They never intended to compete with only one/two/three models.

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  • 2011-11-17 05:08
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> In reply to lost cause @ 2011-11-16 05:17 from 7wmL - click to readi agree with you windows phone 7 shit

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  • 2011-11-16 23:38
  • gxwv

yes who own the windows of nokia 800 they will never turn back or think about the android its outdated guys feel the nokia 800

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  • 2011-11-16 19:37
  • 2Z0C

I own the samsung galaxy s 2 but I also want to have windows phone 2.. No doubt it's beautiful wp7

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  • 2011-11-16 18:17
  • fCWt

Can't guess why sonyericsson's marketshare is falling.

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  • 2011-11-16 18:13
  • fC}3

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  • 2011-11-16 18:04
  • svk%

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-16 04:13 from 4cSD - click to readYour opinion is outdated and bias. I use both platform and i think Android 2.2 onwards is as stable as iOS platform.

Since you are happy with iOS just stick to that but the need to belittle other is uncall for.

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  • 2011-11-16 15:43
  • 2@SY

I use all three phone OS Symbian Ann, iOS, Android. They are all good in term of functioning as a phone.

As a smartphone it all voice down to the app and i could say that iphone and Android are almost at the same level now. Maybe there still this one or two app that only available on the iOS platform.

Android hardware stability is good, i don encounter any problem with the xoom, thinkpad tablet, milestone 2, Optimus 3D. I still own an iPad.

For iPad user try the knowtilus navigator, that one app that could beat all android browser app (the 0.2% that still win android hand down)

Hopefully, someone would develop something like that for the android platform and i will gladly pay for that app.

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  • 2011-11-16 15:39
  • 2@SY

I find articles like this a bit off a joke googles os is on hundreds and hundreds off headsets same as Nokia as were iPhone only really has 3 iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4s this is hardly a win for android

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  • 2011-11-16 13:39
  • 3ajj

Still love nokia,until now. I will buy Lumia 800 or N9... Nokia,u can be the leader of smartphone again. I believe...

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  • 2011-11-16 11:11
  • Kxj7

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