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comScore shows Android and iOS still gaining market share

03 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
comScore shows Android and iOS still gaining market share - read the full textThe most recent comScore report, which reflects the 3 month period ending in May, has Android and Apple combining for over 80% of the market. Windows Phone also saw a small increase in market share, and now stands at 4%. Some 234 million people in the US aged 13 and older use mobile devices....


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-04 20:01 from kg3x - click to readThe games collection of windows phone is very impressive. There are lots of nice free games. I wish developers bring more apps.

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  • 2012-07-05 07:03
  • 6P{F

Windows Phone 8 will dominate. It finally has better hardware. It has security chip built in with Secure Boot and BitLocker. Windows Phone 8 has DirectX. Expect some amazing games for Windows Phone 8.
DirectX is why Windows games so often look better than Mac games.

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  • 2012-07-05 05:47
  • kg3x

> In reply to Yani @ 2012-07-04 09:55 from 3pwj - click to readI disagree with your comment. Apple is all to do with making a better return on shareholders’ equity. It has absolutely nothing to do with being elitist as such. That why all these droid geeks are business failures. Samsung has to sell 3 times as many mobiles as Apple just to make the same profit. Before the SII came out Samsung was running at a loss with their telkom business and are still vulnerable to any decline in market share. I dont have Apple or Android because of their security issues but you can be non elitist and sell your soul to Google for nothing. You dont understand? Built in Google spyware with Android!

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  • 2012-07-05 00:52
  • y$gQ

Windows Phone 7.5 has good games too. Xbox Live games makes it the best with achievements for your Gamertag. Windows Phone 8 will be the best for games because of DirectX support and like I said Xbox Live.

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  • 2012-07-04 20:01
  • kg3x

> In reply to SsmartshuaibB @ 2012-07-04 16:47 from rAfJ - click to readYou bash the security in WP........dude don't let me Android the security is even worse. Because they spy on get your facts right!

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  • 2012-07-04 19:58
  • dWuT

> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-07-03 20:19 from utej - click to readIs that in US? Well, In Asia, schoolboys / schoolgirls are most seen using iPhone, given to them by their parents, while their parents uses something bigger than the 3.5".

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  • 2012-07-04 19:09
  • tR6E

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-07-04 11:51 from 2T7j - click to readAndroid can bluetooth share to anything without problems,can be modified easy,more codecs can add codec.Overcolck everything.Does not change plugs off mobile like in iphone 5 making all your apple products useless.Android is on top for a reason.

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  • 2012-07-04 19:01
  • fquQ

> In reply to Windows Phone fan @ 2012-07-04 06:59 from uBRT - click to readoh y are saying about lagging.... then wat do you think about a security in ur dumb windows phone.... its opens the door to viruses.... jus go and see the rewies abt windows virus attacks.... and now the lagging problem is no more wit android jb.... so better u play wit a toy....

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  • 2012-07-04 16:47
  • rAfJ

> In reply to Toxic Blue @ 2012-07-03 17:03 from 7q5Y - click to readhey u.... u are saying that sammy is selling many models to to get this place.... then wat abt gs2 it sold more than iphone4s.... and now gs3 is breaking the record of gs2 i.e twice the rate of gs2...... jus gain some knowledge baby..

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  • 2012-07-04 16:41
  • rAfJ

> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-07-04 10:27 from uteb - click to readdont blame android due to your lazyness, yes2 im using i9100. and i still find a micro lag on it, im running AOSP rom, and i dont find anything childish about it, whitch one is more childish , jalibreak, and istall app from cydia or helping cyanogenmod writing code from the ground up to optimize the speed of your own OS? wich one is more brainless? if you dont want to modfy just use stock rom and stop complaining like a cry baby. and DONT say anything about cyanogenmod if you dont know anything about them, the are a bunch of great people that knows more tha just installing apps from cydia.

you basically requesting a kids phone , tht are limited to kids knowledge, just install and my point ? dont hust blame the floor if you cant dance. just get the IOS if you want to, android wont getting better if people like you still in this ecosystem anyway.

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  • 2012-07-04 12:46
  • 0sSg

> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-07-04 10:27 from uteb - click to readI won't agree here dude :
"iOS can do everything what android can do and more"

If that is the case , android giving u quad core and 1 gb ram which is even better for multitasking and it clearly gives u edge over hardware specs when u break barriers made by companies (jail breaking or rooting) , just jailbreak and see how iPhone 4s works vs galaxy s2 running stock with double RAM 512 MB Vs 1 GB . Just look at screen sizes too.

Apple makes good products and I agree but it's not like iOS and android are equal and can do everything , it's about optimisations , now try running dead trigger with quad core galaxy ? It can't run with all those effects , sorry and even s2 can't run , only tegra 3 and 4S had those effects even though one x and 4s coming with average LCD screens vs amazing superAMOLEDs and even $200 nexus tab can run it , see how optimisations work ? It's not about freedom or jail breaking but it's all about content being offered which makes iOS still on top by content they offer like GarageBand or iPhoto , etc. and so many nice games, that's same reason why iPad still number one.

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  • 2012-07-04 11:51
  • 2T7j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-04 09:38 from cNdt - click to readWhere do iPod touches go dude ? iPad is number one in tablets with 65%+ market share
So android being number one is not happening.

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  • 2012-07-04 11:24
  • 2T7j

Soon Android will lose even more once Windows start their tablet offensive. Wonder if this will also shift some Android users to Windows smartphones.

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  • 2012-07-04 10:32
  • IVWa

> In reply to Sir Awesome @ 2012-07-04 02:51 from sy1m - click to readRetarded? Huh. Call me whatever you want. Still i am a RC in xda. And i can do anything i want with my i9100.
I didn't say hardest, i said most complicated. Why? Well there are plenty of reasons. In iOS just do the jailbreak and then Cydia, you're done. In Droid? Jesus, all those geeks (i hate that term more than Osama) gather in a place and trying to create an 'ultimate' ROM, which is basically full of bugs and all nonsense, those deodexed garbage, and AOSP toy like CM, and the flurry of kernels, and all those childish mods and etc etc. Ultimately they are pure crap and too over hyped to make a brainless schoolboy and flash junkie, another term which iimmensely hate.
What we need actually? A phone which should have all the features and some additional mods to have the freedom as well. iOS does anything and everything Android does and some extra, without the hassle of knowing some adb push methods or some tricky and complicated ways which are beyond to a general peoples understanding.
I completely omitting the idiotic Force Close, Reboot, the infamous LAG and poor optimisation nonsense of Droid.

Got my point? If you don't, and which is more likely the please continue using Droid, because in near future it won't even exist.

Good luck.

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  • 2012-07-04 10:27
  • uteb

samsung is gaining while the other companies is loosing

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  • 2012-07-04 10:24
  • v0Xx

> In reply to Toxic Blue @ 2012-07-03 16:38 from 7q5Y - click to readApple's strategy from the start was never to be on top!
They play a totally different game here.
It's a game called "Who can be more elitist?" (of course with typcial Apple's RDF swiched ON).

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  • 2012-07-04 09:55
  • 3pwj

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-07-04 07:33 from 2T7j - click to readIf you include Ipad here, then you might as well also include the Android tablets as they also use Android OS. If that's the case, then the number of Android users are still on top!

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  • 2012-07-04 09:38
  • cNdt

> In reply to Windows Phone fan @ 2012-07-04 06:59 from uBRT - click to readIf you never use, then stop saying rubbish.

Android since single core 1.2Ghz and GB, never lag, and those dual core is pretty smooth especially in ICS. Now quadcore just add extra juice. Future soon JB 4.1 will make any capable device butter smooth.

Windows Phone never lag, agree... but not means you don't own, or don't like Android, simply said Android lag.

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  • 2012-07-04 09:18
  • TC%e

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-03 20:18 from p77u - click to readTotally agree with you

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  • 2012-07-04 09:00
  • akgj

> In reply to Pilgrim @ 2012-07-04 03:15 from TIAU - click to readWoooooow... you're a fandroid...

first... I believe Apple's market strategy is not shoving it's customers with the same phone in many forms (although they could do better then 1 high-end, 1 mid-range, and 1 low-end but still) and OS updates that you can't download 4 months...

second... what crying ifans... there are no crying ifans in this thread... all the ifans are happy because IOS gained 1.7% while Android got 0.8%... 0.9% difference and over double... ya sure android still has about a 20% lead over Apple but I bet Apple doesn't even want 2 beat out Android.

the thing is ifans can be arrogant, annoying, and idiotic but fandroids are the same way, all you fanboys are, and people just have be tolerant with you guys... also Apple is doing just fine and has been and will be around for along time.

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  • 2012-07-04 08:15
  • j8Sw

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