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IDC says WP will overtake iOS by 2016, Android to falter too

07 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
IDC says WP will overtake iOS by 2016, Android to falter too - read the full textThe analysts at IDC have done yet another smartphone market forecast, trying to predict the development of the smartphone race over the next five years. The numbers are substantially different from last time, which shows that the very idea of trying to make long-term predictions for such a...


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what the hell? dont even think about android losin market share. look at galaxy s series.. 24 million galaxy s, 28 millions galaxy sii, 9 million siii pre orders only in europe. what r u talking about windows? better remember the fact that nokia is no more biggest phone manufacturer in the world. what can lumia series do?

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  • 2012-06-08 09:23
  • tes0

Haha, this is ridiculous, fire those analysts.

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  • 2012-06-08 09:21
  • 3AAH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-08 03:41 from YHVG - click to readIDC is right. Android will huff and puff very soon.

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  • 2012-06-08 09:19
  • RKju

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-08 09:04 from p%1% - click to readYou're right! While I like the screen resolution limit so all apps are compatible, I find other WP7 limitations (like no microSD, no 1080p recording, no Flash, no USB mass storage mode) ridiculous.

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  • 2012-06-08 09:17
  • p@BC

they dreaming to much xD

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  • 2012-06-08 09:06
  • XMiu


Pardon me, but Windows Phone is a shit operating system, if anything Android comes much much closer to what "computer in a phone" really means.

Windows Phone needs to be redone from scratch and come without so many Apple-esque limitations if it wants to be the best mobile operating system.

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  • 2012-06-08 09:04
  • p%1%

Keep dreaming... They thought Google would not release a new Android version by the time they "overtake" it.
Besides, Android phones are available for every budget, not like WP and iOS.

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  • 2012-06-08 08:55
  • tVsr

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-08 03:41 from YHVG - click to readWP is as complicated as a symbian

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  • 2012-06-08 08:52
  • mcGE

Of course wp will.Just like I'm gunna be the next president of america.The likes of ios and android are here to stay and wp with its boring tiles will be here for another 2yeats max before nokia go bust and microsoft pour all there attention into the next xbox.Sorry but it ain't ever gunna happen not in 5 years or the next 10.When was windows ever good on a phone?The answer is never

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  • 2012-06-08 08:43
  • 9Crf

An analysis paid for by Micro$oft?

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  • 2012-06-08 08:40
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> In reply to nunasdream @ 2012-06-08 08:05 from PI47 - click to readYeah it's like IOS. Too restricted and simple

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  • 2012-06-08 08:35
  • q8Q8
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Yeah right. LOL. Wp will dominate by that much??? haha sure. Plus We always have Tizen about to be on the rise. And as many believe Nokia may still have some trick up their sleeves. And for all we know The Vita's OS (through many updates) could become popular. Will Windows Mobile grow? Without a doubt. Surpassing by such amounts on the other hand is not happening.

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  • 2012-06-08 08:34
  • q8Q8

It won't until it still will be so damn closed and limited. Nokia always used opened OS. Nor Symbian, neither Maemo/MeeGo had any bigger limitations. Unfortunately in case of WP 7 Nokia hasn't anything to say. Any done change is preinstalled Nokia Maps and Nokia music player...

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  • 2012-06-08 08:28
  • 0EiT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-08 03:41 from YHVG - click to readYou obviously have no idea what you're talking about. Windows Phone is the exact opposite of complicated.

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  • 2012-06-08 08:05
  • PI47

BB Os cant even survive 2013...

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  • 2012-06-08 07:46
  • KA5A

MS is doing a great job maybe wp 7.5 doesn't have the best performance but it is a compiling OS and MS is doing the right move by integrating all its product with a one unified UI, not only that but un the furutre they all will be able to run the same apps

that would be a huge advantage especially if you buy something and be able to use it on every other device you have.
I don't see how this research could go wrong, maybe wp will have a bigger share

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  • 2012-06-08 07:41
  • 8f{9

How much did ms pay IDC to publish an obvious biased report like this? Anyone with the slightest consciousness would never bet their money on wp to survive, let alone take over ios ... Just ridiculous

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  • 2012-06-08 07:15
  • 7uBL

It's great new for me.

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  • 2012-06-08 07:14
  • HF2b

> In reply to ashwin333 @ 2012-06-07 19:22 from vGkj - click to readRead the article properly fanboy.
It says WP will overtake IOS,not android...

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  • 2012-06-08 07:06
  • vbV9

Android have security problem and not many workplace willing to accept Android smart phone as partner in business because of this reason.However, WP and iOS are acceptable.

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  • 2012-06-08 06:23
  • PWng

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