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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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I can pretty much leave the iPhone 4S running all year long without a reboot.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:48
  • kg3T

My iPhone 4S is way more stable than any Android phones I have including Galaxy S2 and G2X. Could be that iPhone 3GS with 256MB of RAM doesn't have enough ram left for apps after installing iOS 5.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:47
  • kg3T

I own htc touch hd, if i have to change right now, i will probably go for SGS 2 or galaxy note........

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  • 2012-02-08 05:45
  • MfxV

Android rocks !!!

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  • 2012-02-08 05:45
  • tUvS

What do you think is the cause of that apple? Because people wants bigger displays on they're devices.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:44
  • kiNU

Ya we do buy androids, but then put them up for sale and buy an iPhone, androids r great but the battery life is Terrible on everyone. It was a bad investment for me because we are clueless about the battery life, but don't worry android, the word will go around and you will be forced to make a battery like the razr maxx on all your devices

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  • 2012-02-08 05:42
  • kJrA

Not just mere popularity. New Smartphone users will opt for something more than just the "out-of-the-box" experience. They will tinker and play around with their new devices.

And that is something that iOS can't offer. 4 generations of Iphones but it still uses the same old UI.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:40
  • 9xHr


Basically...ANDROID

it's a monster.

but a tamed one.

IOS is bit expensive for learning.
Everything...well almost evrything has to be paid.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:36
  • 9Lax

Well Duh... Androids are cheaper. Unless you're on AT&T. Not to mention Tmobile doesn't even have the Iphone yet. How many different free Androids are there running amok on the major (and prepaid)providers. And in related news, McDonalds sells more food than Red Lobster. Whaaaaaa?!?

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  • 2012-02-08 05:35
  • 4$ve

I love Apple

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  • 2012-02-08 05:34
  • KI1L

The best smartphone for newcomers is an android phone.You can have a medium priced really good phone that fits either in your poket and your needs
Not everyone needs a dualcore smartphone or whatever... with android you can just choose what you need and get the right device that will give you the features you want. Also my first smartphone was a galaxy 5 witch is basically an low end device some people just don't wanna step into a high end phone without not even knowing if they will use all the features or not. So to be is basically for iphone you the the whole package for the high price and for android you can chose the package that fits your person.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:20
  • Jp78

This quarter's result will be very different as WP will start chipping away at Android's marketshare. The decline of Android is now happening as more and more people are choosing the Lumias over Android devices. Android is now in trouble.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:17
  • kJq6

This is very True, I bought a HTC Velocity. So much bette than and Iphone 4s

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  • 2012-02-08 05:16
  • vawF

> In reply to lorsban @ 2012-02-08 03:51 from w0QM - click to readYes, ios crashes very well according to Forbes Magazine.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/to...a-data-dive/

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  • 2012-02-08 05:10
  • YaDK

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-08 03:34 from kg3T - click to readPerhaps you aren't tracking androids marketshare.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:07
  • YaDK

> In reply to lorsban @ 2012-02-08 03:51 from w0QM - click to readHow do you know? Have you tried Android? Dont you know iOS apps crash mroe than Android? Oh sorry you dont know that because iOS boots you out without telling you!

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  • 2012-02-08 05:05
  • TSD9

> In reply to idei @ 2012-02-08 04:09 from 25JW - click to readThey're usually the same $299 on contract just like the iphone 4s. You can get a 3gs for free and an iPhone 4 for $50. First time buyers usually buy with a contract. So I'm not sure if your theory is supported by facts.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:05
  • YaDK

Yes, I agree that more people chose Android over iOS. Come to think of it, only one smartphone (iPhone) is using the iOS and almost all smartphones manufactured by Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola and Sony Ericsson are using google's OS.

So i think it is not a fair comparison.

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  • 2012-02-08 05:04
  • 9xBW

No one can outrun ios..itz d mst stable platform and virtually does anything on this planet !!
Go for it..think different..think aPpLe !!

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  • 2012-02-08 04:58
  • U{kR

android all the way

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  • 2012-02-08 04:45
  • P$uD

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