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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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In India, Nokia is the real leader.....sorry Samsung and others......

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  • 2012-07-14 13:18
  • utL0

Once the Windows offering is linked across multiple devices with the obvious linkage appeal this will bring, I would expect its share to rise. Blackberry's new operating system will albeit belatedly improve their share for next year.

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  • 2012-07-14 12:08
  • 9AX8

Just to add on for calculation,
51.8 - 34.3 = 17.5%
Which means, apple need to make half of the current apple users buy another new phone,
Which means the user need to use both the new and the old phone in other to maintain the number at 50-50.

Can anyone please enlighten me on the number of ios users currently?

Android people always found iPhone over price. Chances for them to switch are rare.

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  • 2012-07-14 11:59
  • tR6E

never forget that nokia is top in all over the world and especially in asia.

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  • 2012-07-14 09:57
  • uZa{

Nokia sucks as hell! they are trying to make smartphones that lacks at CPU & GPU power with low amounts of Ram! their smartphones isn't even that smart! lol

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  • 2012-07-14 09:29
  • j%tc

> In reply to Windows Phone boy @ 2012-07-14 05:46 from vmGL - click to readOh mr conspiracy, don't be blinded.
Nokia windows phone are great, I had one myself but Android and iOS are still the leaders.

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  • 2012-07-14 08:31
  • sydZ

> In reply to Windows Phone boy @ 2012-07-14 05:46 from vmGL - click to readNokia is going down. Its just a matter of time before they get bankrupt thanks to Elop.

Nokia's Lumia range of phones are NOT the market leaders. wake up and stop dreaming :)

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  • 2012-07-14 06:49
  • Kg$4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-13 21:21 from 0sJQ - click to readGap is very big ? Nope , gap is very small , why ?
If apple increases 10% , android has to decrease 10% because (its 100% share) , if one increases , other one decreases ,since if people buy new iPhone automatically they are not chosing android which makes android to decline, that way this works , so they try to ship less android or make offers like selling $3 for galaxy s3 like last year , overall they try to make less units as WP are coming from all OEMs , which also effects Android as well as iOS , not big impact but OEMs will be busy advertizing their new phones rather than androids.

One new iPhone easily can increase 10-15% , since last year 4S made iOS go from like 25% to 43% , without redesign and normal upgrade.

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  • 2012-07-14 06:07
  • 2T7j

> In reply to sherif88 @ 2012-07-14 04:23 from fmku - click to readNo, We are loyal with Elop and Nokia.
Windows Phone is successful.
Nokia's Lumia range of phones are the market leaders.
The analyst company has been hired to make us look bad.

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  • 2012-07-14 05:46
  • vmGL

nokia should join the android bandwagon

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  • 2012-07-14 04:23
  • fmku

where is wp??? hahahaaha

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  • 2012-07-14 02:49
  • YbM6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-14 00:58 from kg3x - click to readA year ago you guys were telling us that the real fight starts when the Mango update is released lol

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  • 2012-07-14 01:52
  • vFkB

> In reply to itu @ 2012-07-13 19:48 from f3Ry - click to read>thats why its still on top all over the world!
Sadly, that may no longer be the case:
As of Q1 2012 Nokia ranks second for total phone sales, and third for smartphone sales. I don't know how they ranked for profit, but they made a $1.3 Billion Euro loss Q1 2012 (~$1 Billion from Nokia Siemens Networks).

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  • 2012-07-14 01:48
  • vFkB

Oh dear poor Nokia pinning all thier hopes on WP7 while Sammy and HTC (using WP as thier 2nd tier OS) at 0.5% each beats Nokia's 0.3%. Ouch..........

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  • 2012-07-14 01:16
  • Iaa7

Right now Windows Phone is not supported by many carriers in the US because they won't upgrade to Windows Phone 8 or hardware limitations. The real battle starts with Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 8 supports processor up to 64 cores for future proof, it has fast and easy updates just like all current windows phone are running the latest Windows Phone 7.5 (not so much on Android), WP8 requires a security chip with features like Bitlocker and Secure Boot for businesses, it shares the same Windows NT kernel as Windows 8 to help developers that want to port apps between the two at ease, and lastly you should see amazing DirectX games that are optimized for Snapdragon SoC coming to Windows Phone 8. Microsoft should be able to over the mobile world in 2-3 years if they played the cards right.

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  • 2012-07-14 00:58
  • kg3x

Symbian LOVE! By far, still the most efficient OS out there!

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  • 2012-07-14 00:44
  • q8gW

> In reply to itu @ 2012-07-13 19:48 from f3Ry - click to readI'm afraid you haven't heard the news...After 14 years of being the leader in mobile phones, Nokia has lost their crown...Samsung is the new king

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  • 2012-07-14 00:43
  • 8BfX

just a few years ago, Nokia ruled everithing.
nowadays it stays under ''OTHERS'',behind Android,iOs,or Rim...what a pity!

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  • 2012-07-13 22:34
  • 3yjp

> In reply to itu @ 2012-07-13 19:48 from f3Ry - click to read In what planet you came from? Nokia is not in top anymore

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  • 2012-07-13 22:15
  • 3Y6%

> In reply to itu @ 2012-07-13 19:48 from f3Ry - click to readmaybe you mean before...but not now...Symbian OS is not competitive anymore....

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  • 2012-07-13 22:09
  • 04$8

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