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Android now powers 51.8% of US smartphones, growth continues

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Android now powers 51.8% of US smartphones, growth continues - read the full textPopular analyst company Nielsen has published its report on the US smartphone market in the second quarter of 2012. The quarter saw smartphone growth continue as two thirds of all new customers picked a smartphone. Android continues to be in lead, powering 51.8% of all US smartphones and 54.6%...


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windows is better than android...
Android is maybe fast but,windows has a smoothness and a sophisticate gateup which easily attracts lots of attention.The only bad part is no file sharing between two devices.By the rate in which windows app market is growing it will surpass android's only advantage in next few months,It's market place..and given strict hardware restrictions from doesnt allow ur phone to lack in performance and quality.

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  • 2012-07-14 22:19
  • s82D

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-14 21:20 from 0Cb2 - click to readagreed.

what's the headphone u use? any recommendation?

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  • 2012-07-14 21:30
  • tR6E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-14 21:03 from tR6E - click to readif you can compare macbook pro,air and imac pc 27" with anything else,just do it. all laptops and all all-in-one-pc's are just shadows of apple. use apple and you'll throw away any windows 7 on alien ware,bla,bla,bla. apple make expansive products and only a few people can buy it. and then,the pure envy in the hearts of many frustrated people and make them to say: "iphone is an overpriced junk,bl,bla,bla". because no one knows what for was made iphone: for music,just for music. look at the launch of first iphone when steve jobs said: we took an ipod and put on it phone function and internet access. a stupid person with iphone is that person wich didn't listen music on it. i saw many redneck newmoney baboons wich keep the iphone for bling bling only,only to show off with an expansive mobile,these are the stupid users of apple. apple is superb,is expansive and until you do not own imac,you do not know nothing about it. you can't judge a whole company just buying a mp3 player with gsm at 2nd hand, an iphone i mean and say "apple is bad". if you listen music through headphones,iphone will become your second nature,believe me,it can't be replaced by anything

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  • 2012-07-14 21:20
  • 0Cb2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-14 20:52 from 0Cb2 - click to readyour comment, "i hope you'll have sometimes enough money to become an apple customer,to learn what quality and good taste are from your own experience,to eat in a fancy restaurant with a beautiful woman."

ask anyone, that's a down right annoying comment.

and yes, these are the type of comment done by true apple fan, day in day out in GSMArena.

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  • 2012-07-14 21:03
  • tR6E

> In reply to symfan @ 2012-07-14 16:21 from ij31 - click to readthat's a good one, LOL...

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  • 2012-07-14 20:56
  • tR6E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-14 20:23 from tR6E - click to read1-if you have an ipad,you are not a real customer. i am a real customer with imac and macbook air. these devices show what is apple in fact. iphone was an ipod with gsm,ipad is a marketing gimmick to make fools spend money, it is a big iphone. i have never found the use of tablets. at home i have a desktop pc-an 27" imac. in the plane and in holidays i have macbook air wich is miles away from ipad and everywhere i have iphone wich is enough. if you do not use mac,you are not an apple customer for real
2-why my comment is annoying and bother you?

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  • 2012-07-14 20:52
  • 0Cb2

Ofcourse not any one can buy apple products :P

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  • 2012-07-14 20:50
  • HB5E

@ Sanjay Chandra,
I understand you are very much iPeople.
Let's don't do any prediction,
let's just the NEW iPhone 5 do the talking after its launch.
I saw many switching from iPhone to Samsung and HTC,
Reasons that I've got from them ranging from bigger screen, latest tech, easy access to their own files, iPhones are old newspaper, iPhone got nothing for showboating... etc
in facts, none I've knew switch vise versa.

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  • 2012-07-14 20:44
  • tR6E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-14 17:13 from 0Cb2 - click to readI'm an apple customer (iPad 2) plus a nokia dumd phone user. I don't own android yet. Your comments is annoying. You proved me right. Have a nice day, SIR!!!

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  • 2012-07-14 20:23
  • tR6E

Q4 should be interesting to watch. Particuarly, wish to see how WP8 steals the share from Apple.

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  • 2012-07-14 19:40
  • wd8E

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-14 17:48 from IWPq - click to readVery good point.
Got sick of hearing that other phones are trash and cheap (looking) because they are made of plastic, not metal and glass.

Those claims sound too ignorant. Do some research before making such a claim. Not all plastics are created equally. Just look at the auto industry. All, modern cars, especially premium/advanced cars, are NOT made from metal and "pure" glass. They are made mostly from some form of "advanced plastic"... Glass is too fragile. Many people went through multiple iPhones because of the fragile broken glass. Glass and metal are too heavy and not malleable enough for your palm and do not absorb heat/impact well. BTW, premium materials are much more expensive than "cheap" materials. If one is using more expansive materials, the profit would be much lower because the cost of making a phone is much higher. However, is that the case with the phones that are using supposedly much more expensive and premium glass and metal???

If one is talking about pure (very subjective) styling aspect of things, that's a different topic. Something should not be ugly or cheap just because it's not metal and glass. Personally, I bought iPhone before because it has that small cute, glossy, and boxy look like Mini Cooper. However, in terms of style, prefer sleek and stylish premium looking high-end German/Japanese/American car-like designs/materials in general.

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  • 2012-07-14 18:20
  • I0Sq

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-07-14 06:07 from 2T7j - click to readNice reading Chandra though not quite agree with your opinion. Lets see what happen in Q3 and Q4. Cheers.

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  • 2012-07-14 17:59
  • IV%u

Iphone user say android is cheap because its made of plastic,obviously iphone users have no logic,they use plastic to lighten the weight so that users dont have to carry phone which is surrounded by METAL and GLASS.

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  • 2012-07-14 17:48
  • IWPq

> In reply to [deleted post]iphone is a minimal elegant device,it is pratically an ipod touch with gsm and is for people wich have another needs than playing stupid games or watching movies all the time or chating with useless people like themselves. and if iphone is a strange device,more a perfect mp3 player with gsm, i can tell you for sure that macintosh and imac pc always were the best computers in the world ,the best harware and software, number one choice for professionals wich are making music or video editing.

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  • 2012-07-14 17:27
  • 0Cb2

it's got to make you laugh, at least a little.. on how the die hard Nokia fans were saying "wait 'til Nokia start with Windows Phone, then we'll show them".. then it was "wait until the Lumia 900 hits, the others were just for starters".. now it's "wait until Windows 8, cross device connectiveity etc..". I think Nokia and it's fans are running out of excuses - and running out of time. RIM on the other hand will weather out the storm, they have and always will have business use at their core long after BBM is out of flavour with teenagers.

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  • 2012-07-14 17:15
  • HD%C

> In reply to [deleted post]i am a 37 years old doctor with nba,i work in a big hospital in bucharest and i have owned iphone 3,3gs,4,and now 4s because i am an ipod big fan,i listen music very much while jogging and the power output through heaphones and the clarity of ALL Apple products,suits the best my needs. I own also apple imac 27 inch pc in my office, macbook air 13 inch for long hours of flight between europe and america. so i am stupid to be an apple fan. i understood,i hope you'll have sometimes enough money to become an apple customer,to learn what quality and good taste are from your own experience,to eat in a fancy restaurant with a beautiful woman. try not to act as a frustrated hooligan

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  • 2012-07-14 17:13
  • 0Cb2

> In reply to [deleted post]I would like u to read my comment again :) , because u didnt get my point.

Example :
55 android and 45 iOS means 55% and 45%

where do u count switchers ?
Lot of android users are switching compared to iOS users chosing diff platform,
If apple releases new phone , other OEMs must decrease their shipping volumes for android and also launch their windows devices , on large scale , since windows 8 launch is coming , so they cant keep current production of android while most users drift to either iOS or WP ,
In that quarter , so calculation looks like this :

Android 45 , iOS 50 , windows 5 which makes iOS go first unless android sales dont decline ,

but still if u consider whole android and iOS not just smartphones , new iPhone , new iPod Touch go high for christmas as well as iphone 4s price and others models goes for less price , which increase the share even further (which already hold number 1) and then after a quarter gap , new iPad again increase share.

In coming quarters , iOS and WP definitely push limits than they are in current positions , which fill gap between android and iOS since android share will be ate by WP and iOS in smartphones case too.

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  • 2012-07-14 17:11
  • 2T7j

I think android devices dont need a battery,instead manufacturers should put a wire on it,to power directly from wall socket!

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  • 2012-07-14 16:21
  • ij31

oh Lord..
will android be "the mark of the beast" ? :)

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  • 2012-07-14 15:31
  • fvIs

i can see apple users jumping to android and android users jumping to apple but for the life of me who on earth will go to windows

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  • 2012-07-14 13:53
  • LhNh

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