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First-time smartphone buyers chose Android over iOS in Q4

07 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
First-time smartphone buyers chose Android over iOS in Q4 - read the full textAccording to analytics firm NPD, Android managed to steal the top spot from iOS by a sizable amount following Q4 last year, making Google's mobile OS the more popular choice amongst newcomers to the smartphone market. Between October and December 2011, US buyers deliberating over which device...

 

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that is expected. android phones are a lot cheaper than iphone and in this tough economy, most will choose an android phone specifically a samsung android phone.

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  • 2012-02-08 12:53
  • t7Xs

Or perhaps they were choosing Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Acer, Sony, etc over the iPhone. There's always this confusion about android/iOS and iPhone/abdroid phones.

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  • 2012-02-08 12:43
  • fsVb

Sincerely, I think the best OS for first time users is Android.
It's a wide open plataform with a promising growth, with increasingly amount of free apps.
No need of jailbreak and no limitations of iTunes.

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  • 2012-02-08 12:38
  • L0LH

> In reply to Andro-ios Freak @ 2012-02-08 12:08 from nuec - click to readYou mean just like the way people compares Apples profits as a whole with iPods, MacBooks, Macs, iPhones, App downloads etc etc against Samsung, Sony and LG's handset divisions etc?

Do you know how small Apples profits would be compared to Samsung, Sony and LG for example if these companies put together all profits from all division like TV's, Audio, Laptops, Music and other hardware just like Apple does.

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  • 2012-02-08 12:16
  • p8c4

Why you peeps make it like a religion? why can't people live with BOTH?

Android and IOS both have strengths and weaknesses in various departments, nothing is complete in this life so is mobile OSes.

I have both Galaxy S2 and Iphone 4S but using Galaxy more because of my personal needs.

but don't tell me to use WP7, I've used it before and yucK!!!!

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  • 2012-02-08 12:11
  • 3Ea{

You guys are being unfair towards apple. Basicly, compared to other companies, apple won. Its 3 against 10000000 androids. Try compairing with each company. -.-

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  • 2012-02-08 12:08
  • nuec

> In reply to aple 'o' holic @ 2012-02-08 11:33 from mqMt - click to readBe happy, the survey only uses US market, so the iphone can look as good as it possibly could... want world statistica? Grab a napkin to wish away your tears.

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  • 2012-02-08 12:04
  • 31S2

> In reply to DJScope @ 2012-02-08 07:49 from sydx - click to readThats right... when windows 8 arrives, a multi platform Os, then iOS will look really bad, but Android would need a few customizations to be able to compete... iOS as multiplatform os would fall faster as everything else, even if newtons laws wouldnt allow it... it would... iOS by the way would need to reprogramm how iOS and its priorities work and would make it laggy, so iOs has a little time left until the big change coming thru win8... that will hit like a big meteor which can reach the ground. Only survivors will be android...

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  • 2012-02-08 11:58
  • 31S2

excuse me but... chart also say non first timer chose android too

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  • 2012-02-08 11:55
  • Pv9c

> In reply to [deleted post]Yeah right... the hell you are using android, it ia more like u use an iphone... because there u can feel cheated and stay stubborn, because u didnt spend money on it... you spend a freakin hell of money on it... I probably would also be stubborn as hell, if I nearly spend a 1000$ for a phone, where I could buy a PC a top notch pc for.

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  • 2012-02-08 11:50
  • 31S2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-08 07:10 from IV8U - click to readIt is not a dumb survey, but i tell you what is dumb... apple who only care for rich people buying them to give the iDevice a special feel, cuz only glamour people buys it... There is no logic involved... OS is what counts... is it Google fault, that Apple choose to sell only one overpriced device? It shows just, that people buy cheaper android phones... it is not like you cannot get a cheap iOS device, lile 3GS, but that didnt help them, did it?

By the way... those 100$ android phonea are cheap to get, but proves nothing, cuz people always say apple has only one product... Not true... Apple has only 1 high end product and those of the years bsfore get forgotten? That what is even more cheap.
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  • 2012-02-08 11:43
  • 31S2

guys i n my frnd gt new mobiles last week htc s.xe nd iphone 4s....
in all aspects my phone beats iphone except in price ..r.i.p ios...android more stable than ios as per recent gsmarena posts...more apps than ios....my phone gt bigger screen bigger battery....nd 1.5ghz dual core vs 800 mhz dual core....nly thing is he has siri software even i like dat...nice timepass....but dnt wrry android ppl,we r getting majel in coming months.. .which is more smoother n faster than siri....my frnd really regrets buying iphone....

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  • 2012-02-08 11:40
  • rJV6
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-08 09:05 from pf3s - click to readBut Apple is trying to subdue the competition, not by innovation or new products, but by stupid patent lawsuits

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  • 2012-02-08 11:37
  • vIYP
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> In reply to aple 'o' holic @ 2012-02-08 11:33 from mqMt - click to readJust because these results are not what you wanted does not make it based or invalid.

may be you never came across any ordinary mortal out side your Apple cult.

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  • 2012-02-08 11:35
  • vIYP

what a shock a heavely biased survey towards android. again!!

why dont we get a survey. thats based on actual facts. not just bull.

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  • 2012-02-08 11:33
  • mqMt

> In reply to rovert @ 2012-02-08 06:45 from NhMx - click to readOoorrrrr....


It wont ;D

Would an iPhone be as succesful as it is, just running Android instead of iOS? I dont think so... so whats important? OS or Phone Manufacturer? O believe OS and that shows, how great google and apple are in their own ways. Ah and dude... I happend to ask my neighbor about WP7 and he asked: "what?"

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  • 2012-02-08 11:32
  • 31S2

Android is very amazing to use and have a large variety of apps compare to IOS and also android smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S, S II, Note are very powerful and much better than an Iphone.

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  • 2012-02-08 11:30
  • NvY1

if we are talking about iOS vs Android and others. iOS is for Apple products only but Android is divided for other smartphone products which includes, Samsung, LG and others to name. So if you will sum up iOS or iPhone still share the largest in the market.

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  • 2012-02-08 11:29
  • SkG0

Just Android

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  • 2012-02-08 11:20
  • Lim7

Maybe if one day ios and wp will be known as open source something good will happen... The key of android success are the open source.

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  • 2012-02-08 11:13
  • tVqQ

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