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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 Imran @ 2012-07-03 19:56 from uNVD - click to readHow can you even say that??? Out of the reach of most people? I guess a FREE iPhone 3GS is out of people's reach. And even the iPhone 4 is no longer that expensive. It too is now pretty much mid range. I'm sure Apple is fine with the lower market share than Android seeing as how its taken Android dozens upon dozens of models to get their market share... while Apple gets their huge chunk with only 3 models. If Android was only limited to 3 models they never would have gotten as big as they are.

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  • 2012-07-03 22:56
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> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-07-03 20:19 from utej - click to readyou serious? Android is complicated? lol your funny, its so easy, not a geek OS at all, actually in some instances its easier to use than iOS! You have been playing with your toy for too long!

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  • 2012-07-03 22:35
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> In reply to Andrew Tan @ 2012-07-03 19:15 from tu6% - click to readI'm from Malaysia and I approve that.

*raises glass to Nokia and BB.

So long Nokia we had a great run together, but that was it. For all those crappy loudspeaker you used to have, for the awesome pictures you took, and for the hundreds other things I love and hate about you, may you rust in pieces.
FYI I found my way (two way actly) one with a US model and the other with a Korean hot supermodel with 4 big bouncy jiggly cores and I'm happy with it. (I mean them)
Time to move on!

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  • 2012-07-03 20:45
  • Rx90

> In reply to Imran @ 2012-07-03 19:56 from uNVD - click to readThat's the problem right there. Schoolboys using or wanting to use a Smartphone. Disgusting. They are the most immature person to use a smartphone. And yes, they use or love to use Android, because it's a geek OS and THE most complicated one out there. That's why all the barking for Android.
Anyway, no sense discussing the same thing over and over again, iOS gained DOUBLE percentage than Android. Nuff.

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  • 2012-07-03 20:19
  • utej

> In reply to Imran @ 2012-07-03 19:56 from uNVD - click to readAnymore?!!?!?!?!?!? When iPhone has been number 1 based on sells unit number? Never

Its not apple strategy to be number one in selling numbers. If they want to iOS be number one, they could give iOS for everyone, and then im sure android would be in big trouble, but they have no reason to do that.

They are already doing way better than any else company.

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  • 2012-07-03 20:18
  • p77u

> In reply to [deleted post]aww look at you , really happy about 1.7% growth , good for you hahaha

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  • 2012-07-03 20:00
  • 0jvM

Dear iFanboys, i am a Apple user since the era of Power PC G3 (1998) & i know Apple provides excellent user experience by their highly optimization between software & hardware. There is on doubt that iphones are great but they have limited models only & all of them are out of range from average people, students etc. But Android entered all price segments. i.e Galaxy Y for entry level, Galaxy ACE for mig range, Galaxy S3 for high end. So logicaly Android will have more user than iOS & Apple can't be number 1 any more until they release any mid range model like iphone nano or something like that.

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  • 2012-07-03 19:56
  • uNVD

> In reply to [deleted post]I am honestly sick of all prepubescent comments made by fanboys , without any rationality.

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  • 2012-07-03 19:25
  • 2T7j

SLowly Windows phones 8 will gain momentum ..Apple will stay High ... and if android 4.x comes with cheaper handsets ,it'll dominate, else they will fall .. Blackberry already dying ..must change to WIndows OS .And about Symbian .. slow death till 2016 b4 it all ends..

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  • 2012-07-03 19:25
  • ut3L

First time iPhone gain more market share than android, actually twice what android gained, thats huge. IPhone have had steady big gain everytime when i saw these comscore stats.

Whats happening for android, fragmentation maybe... Today came news about ics is only in 10% of all android phones, no wonder why more and more people choose iPhone.

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  • 2012-07-03 19:25
  • p77u

> In reply to Spacebar @ 2012-07-03 18:39 from 7X2j - click to readDon't talk on USA, it is hardly to see WP in my country (Malaysia) as well my neighbor country (Singapore).

90% phone is Android & iOS.

and all Nokia shop is pure empty now, and no one I know will buy Nokia if really for changing phone.

People only look for Samsung & Apple, 2nd target will be HTC and Sony.

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  • 2012-07-03 19:15
  • tu6%

> In reply to Jay @ 2012-07-03 16:45 from n7}x - click to readHe is referring to apple making highest profits.
They won't be number one in market share for phones , but for tablets they are number one for 3rd year on a row.

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  • 2012-07-03 19:09
  • 2T7j

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-03 16:49 from mAM0 - click to readDude , do you know how many companies choosing iPhones and iPads to replace old blackberrys ? There are more than 50% fortune 500 companies choosing to deploy iPads and iPhones , even lots of schools using iPads. They are becoming serious tools for education as well as enterprise.I have been using apple products since like 2005 , all devices work very good even to-date , all those accessories i brought work with all devices , since all use same connector but it's not like other company products don't work or love towards apple , but they make really nice products.

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  • 2012-07-03 19:07
  • 2T7j

> In reply to Toxic Blue @ 2012-07-03 17:03 from 7q5Y - click to readWell , I will be honest.

Exept galaxy s , s2 and s3 , other phones are useless , even galaxy r has lots of bugs and unstable device.

Most people who brought those other phones already said they never buy from those companies again , it's not only about Samsung but also about HTC.

If someone need a good phone , they have to choose high end device.

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  • 2012-07-03 19:01
  • 2T7j

TROLLS. Of course, Nokia will never be in the list because it is the US market. We have seen increase on WP's share so there's no reason for Nokia to switch to the back up plan. And remember, Nokia's WP8 devices' primary target is the US so keep yourselves updated.

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  • 2012-07-03 18:39
  • 7X2j

Google n samsung ROCKS!!!!!

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  • 2012-07-03 18:23
  • U{7$

Do not let them win.
Unless otherwise, you're going to pay their over-priced half-baked phone.
Remember the MS.

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  • 2012-07-03 18:02
  • Qxpm

Proving Android is strong and most favorable beside iOS.

Symbian (include Belle) is deadly product. 1.1%? 1.1% of Symbian and 4% of Windows Phone, in total of 5.1%, Nokia surely won't be in the list.

Is time Nokia switch backup plan and pick a great plan, go developed more on MeeGo, even Windows Phone 8 is not yet out, I can assure it won't increase much on phone market share. Windows 8 is much optimize for tablet than phone.

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  • 2012-07-03 17:56
  • tu6%

> In reply to [deleted post]I bet your mum is really proud with comments like that. If u wanna help a company like Apple make OBSCENE profits then keep on telling yourself more exepnsive is better. Apple says jump - u say how high - i say how sad :-(

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  • 2012-07-03 17:44
  • sX5g

> In reply to [deleted post]Inferiority complex much? So now you can now a person's wealth status by just looking at their name? That sure makes you feel on top. Go ahead, keep that feeling and stfu. No one wants to know what you can guess from a person's nick name.

And for the record, I know a couple owners of a One X that would trade theirs for a SGS3 any day of the week (multitasking issues anyone?).

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  • 2012-07-03 17:25
  • N9xA

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