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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 Windows Phone fan @ 2012-07-04 06:59 from uBRT - click to readOh so you're talking about the HOX?
Yeah that is crap.
I have the Galaxy S III and with quad core and it doesn't lag as long as you have power saving off.
I don't do much of those 3D games like those on adverts with the soft-control stick and stuff.
I had a Toshiba TG01 and it was pretty shit, but I used my uncles Lumia 900 and it was pretty fast and smooth.
What I didn't like about it was how you go to menu or switching through screens.
Besides that, it's pretty decent.

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  • 2012-07-04 07:49
  • sy1m

> In reply to Sir Awesome @ 2012-07-04 05:58 from sy1m - click to read"iPod touch came up in 2007.
Tablets were also before Android.
Plus there's the Apple fanboy bandwagon.
iPod touch isn't a category in this, it's just phone and tablet."

This is BS because iOS runs on 3 devices which are ipod touch , iphone and ipad.If u dont know iPod Touch has 4 generations.His comment which i replied is about OS but not about phone market , he says android is king with 50% but truth is iOS is number one in browser usage and marketshare as well since you didnt count ipod touch and ipad.65% of mobile browsing done with iOS and 20% done on android

Which means more iOS devices are being used "actively" while android devices are being used very less "actively"

Why am i blind ? during iPhone 4S keynote marketshare was 44% for iOS and android around 33% and now after iPhone 4S came into market , share increased and even iPad 3 came as well.
iPod Touch got ground breaking sales during christmas , which makes iOS number one still.

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  • 2012-07-04 07:33
  • 2T7j

> In reply to Sir Awesome @ 2012-07-04 05:58 from sy1m - click to readIOS, iPhone, and iPod Touch all came out in 2007... I'm sure will agree with, if not you're an idiot... but there's 1 other major tach product that came out in 2007... can you guess it... ok I'll tell you, Android... yes Android first came out in the same year as IOS, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

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  • 2012-07-04 07:16
  • j8Sw

Guys please get a life, im sure all of you haters would love to have a job in either google or apple... so stop the jealousy and stop hating. this is a marketing game that fools all of us (Customers). you guys are fighting over some products that you do not make a buck out of it. this is called free marketing, you are saving those companies big bucks.that is the pure truth, grow out of it.

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  • 2012-07-04 07:10
  • Sa%y

> In reply to Sir Awesome @ 2012-07-04 06:53 from sy1m - click to readCool most users wouldn't care for the tegra zone rubbish anyway with fragmatation with Android.

Windows phone doesn't lag and is the best.
I've only used form WP7.
quadcore 1.5GHZ lags and thats bad for android
and Elop knew that before the release.

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  • 2012-07-04 06:59
  • uBRT

> In reply to Windows Phone fan @ 2012-07-04 06:40 from uBRT - click to readI count games as a factor for Windows phone.
What are you gonna do about it?
Well, I don't mind Windows phone, I had a phone running Windows 6.5 myself.

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  • 2012-07-04 06:53
  • sy1m

People want and have been told to want windows Phone 8. Nokia is going to crush android anyway.

Lumia series is number 1 and the best phone.
Even siri knows that.
Android users are afraid when we get the 7.8 update.
THe phones already smoke android with 1 core De-throddled to idling mode.

Don;t like games anyway so don't count that as a factor for windows phone users.

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  • 2012-07-04 06:40
  • uBRT

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-07-04 05:38 from 2T7j - click to readAre you blind?
Google 50.9%
Apple 39.9%
iPod touch came up in 2007.
Tablets were also before Android.
Plus there's the Apple fanboy bandwagon.
iPod touch isn't a category in this, it's just phone and tablet.

Just because there may be more sales of Apple products in the last few years doesn't make Android inferior.
Android is a bit new, not much people used Android until 2010.
You fanboys must jailbreak your phone just for a font change.
Your Apple devices are so expensive.
Even your computers/laptops.
You could easily build your own computer for cheaper, or even get one built for you.
It costs 500 dollars just to install a 256GB SSD into your iMac.
You could just buy a 256GB SSD for 250 and put it in yourself.
Your love for Apple have blinded you, I was once blinded by my love for the iPhone 3GS until my mum bought me a Galaxy Fit, a relatively low end phone.
For Android phones, you get soft buttons and the back button. That's much simpler to browse.
You guys must jailbreak just for free apps, we don't.
You guys can't flash custom ROMs and undervolt your phone. You must connect your phone to iTunes on PC just to delete stuff without jailbreaking.

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  • 2012-07-04 05:58
  • sy1m

> In reply to Pilgrim @ 2012-07-04 03:15 from TIAU - click to readDude , get some maturity ,
IPad also runs iOS , other tablets all combined together cannot match two products , iPad 2 and iPad 3 , there are over millions of iPod touch selling , which aren't counted in this.

If u include iPod touch and iPad , iOS is number one in both market share and active browser usage.

So can I call android as inferior OS now ?

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  • 2012-07-04 05:38
  • 2T7j

I feel there are personal and business risks in all the current smartphones. There is just too marketing of your personal lives to advertising agents and other. We only use Blackberry and hopefully it is safe for corporate use. We cannot trust Apple and certainly not Android to be secure in business first and foremost. Their experience is just like rubbing your private parts. Might feel good, but your actions are being recorded.

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  • 2012-07-04 04:06
  • y$gQ

Google is only on top cause its OS is multi platform I.E Samsung, Htc, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and many numerous others Apple with just one phone has half that and growing amazing!

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  • 2012-07-04 03:51
  • LK3M

> In reply to Pilgrim @ 2012-07-04 03:15 from TIAU - click to readTheir marketing strategy is to sue other companies.

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  • 2012-07-04 03:30
  • sy1m


Samsung and Google, KINGS OF THE MOBILE WORLD!

Poor bad Apple, can't keep up due to their inferior products made with old tecnology.

Maybe when Apple pulls their thumb out of their behind and realise what a REAL marketing strategy is, they might be able to catch up. Until then, it's BYE BYE APPLE! :D

Also, LOL @ All the crying iFanboys in this thread. Just because their terrible OS can't keep up with the big boys. ;)

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  • 2012-07-04 03:15
  • TIAU

> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-07-03 20:19 from utej - click to readHardest one to use?
Are you retarded?
Explain to me why it's hard to use.

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  • 2012-07-04 02:51
  • sy1m

Android will kill itself with fragmentation in couple years. People will see that Windows Phone 8 will do the same things Android does with less fragmentation, consistence software updates and DirectX games. Developers will love WP8 because the ease of porting apps between Windows 8 and WP8. Businesses will also want to use WP8 because it has Trusted Platform Module (TPM) built in chips with Bitlocker and Secure Boot.

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  • 2012-07-04 02:29
  • kg3x

> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-07-03 20:19 from utej - click to readIf immature people are well versed enough to use what you deem as most complicated platform, whats the prob? Your point being mature people can't do what immature people can? Do you have problems finding people using platforms you regard as complicated?

Don't belittle school boys of today's age. The young population are getting increasingly intelligent and smart. They can handle a smartphone when they are merely 6. I understand that you couldn't, but that is no reason to turn envy into jealousy.

Yeah~ apple gained double the % gain compared to android. But ooops, its 60% the market share pie of android. Ooops.

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  • 2012-07-04 02:25
  • Mg@7

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-07-03 19:07 from 2T7j - click to read"Dude", do you know what does it mean replacing a BB in an enterprise with an iPhoney in terms of security and productivity?
for this environment i consider two approaches valid:
- bring your own device + policies + liability agreement + self support + multi-platform policy agent etc


- blackberry

Anything in between is just a hole in your system and a recipe for overhead

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  • 2012-07-04 00:36
  • 3R8y

> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-07-03 20:19 from utej - click to readWho should use 'smart'phones then? Surely, young people get older and THEY are tomorrow's customer of the top league phones, if not already. This chart does represent lower end devices clearly too, as LG are ahead of HTC etc. Nokia, and BB gone down, who cares?

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  • 2012-07-03 23:42
  • nU1q

> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-07-03 20:19 from utej - click to readandroid have twice the marketshare already though,

iOS is gaining more but not on android, since android gained

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  • 2012-07-03 23:38
  • Pv9c

I would love to see these figures after the launch of Iphone5 ..

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  • 2012-07-03 23:26
  • Hx77

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