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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 reply to itu @ 2012-07-13 19:48 from f3Ry - click to readNokia is dead my man,,,,,for now Nokia needs to revamp there marketing plans or something,,,other countries like South Asia still digs Nokia but in the far east like China, Korea, and Japan Nokia has nothing,,, notalot of consumers like Nokia now,,, its the truth...

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  • 2012-07-13 22:07
  • q}ip

> In reply to itu @ 2012-07-13 19:48 from f3Ry - click to readerm... you meant Samsung is on top

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  • 2012-07-13 22:01
  • spXV

> In reply to itu @ 2012-07-13 19:48 from f3Ry - click to readLol.. nokia is losing market share all over the world. Samsung is number 1 right now - worldwide.

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  • 2012-07-13 21:48
  • JATx

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-07-13 21:04 from 2T7j - click to readwhat do you mean by swap? man -,- the gap is big, iphone 5 have to had more than 200 new feature and 100$ price for 64 gb model to get that big gap

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  • 2012-07-13 21:21
  • 0sJQ

> In reply to Derhunter23 @ 2012-07-13 19:00 from IV%w - click to readIn Q4 or Q3 , android and iOS will swap positions for sometime.

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  • 2012-07-13 21:04
  • 2T7j

It doesnt mean if nokia is loosing in america , it's losing everywhere. America is not special , nokia still holds great market when it comes to other countries, thats why its still on top all over the world!

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  • 2012-07-13 19:48
  • f3Ry

> In reply to Windows Phone boy @ 2012-07-13 14:33 from vmGL - click to readlag? so?

i dont really care about micro lag on my sgs2 , yes there is a lag, but its no minimal you wont notice it, unless side by side with win mobile or ios, but jelly bean will take care of that.

feature and flexibility are the reason i chose android phone, ios and WP cant even do USB mass storage,bluetooth ,wifi direct in its limited environment.

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  • 2012-07-13 19:45
  • 0sJQ

The only place WinPhone and Nokia makes any splashes is at different forums where their fan-boys makes stupid comments.

If every Nokia and WinPhone enthusiast bought three or four of each model, they might bring up Nokia's and WP's market share.

Me for one, won't buy neither.

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  • 2012-07-13 19:12
  • TuhJ

I sincerely hope android dominates IOS in market share in america. Then make apple will start making features not exclusive to the american market and actually make a full fledged innovation. Don't get me wrong i prefer IOS but their features have slowly drifted towards American market rather than making features worldwide.

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  • 2012-07-13 19:06
  • swsW

The OS performance for Q2 2012. ....
Android » Running.
iOS » Jogging.
RIM » Walking.
Others » Crawling.

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  • 2012-07-13 19:00
  • IV%w

Windows Phone has a lower market share than BlackBerry? What is this madness?

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  • 2012-07-13 18:51
  • k76Y

At least we have a choice. That's all the matters.

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  • 2012-07-13 18:43
  • tEXn

actually, its the bb marketshare that has been eaten away by android and apple,nokia is nowhere in the competition

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  • 2012-07-13 17:10
  • H4tB

> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-07-13 14:31 from ppj7 - click to readlol... Nokia is finished, it's really finnish-ed... lol

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  • 2012-07-13 16:40
  • gC7}

> In reply to Oh My @ 2012-07-13 12:15 from PS6w - click to readGood observation. The reason for Symbian still scoring is because of S40-Asha still selling in masses. Let me tell you, Nokia just needs couple of decent models in range of $200-$400 with a proper Auto-Focus camera (without Pureview) running Belle. I am sure they will give all mid-range Androids run for thier money. There has been practically no successor to E72 and X6 in that price range which has a Auto Focus camera and runs Symbian-Anna/Belle. The closest I see are 701 and 700. Excellent hardware and overall features, but they didnt take off for two reasons. Poor Camera and even poorer marketing.

I am using 701 with Belle for over half year, later upgraded Belle FP1 - it does provide me all the apps that I need, just enough number games that I need to play in free time, MORE IMPORTANTLY - it has ALL the business features that I need. Exchange, Lync, MS-Office mobile Word, Presentation, Excel; OneNote; Sharepoint etc.

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  • 2012-07-13 16:34
  • 98HQ

At least in India, rotten fruits are very rare species.

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  • 2012-07-13 16:18
  • P@$x

> In reply to Windows Phone boy @ 2012-07-13 14:33 from vmGL - click to read>implying that I'm scared
>implying my Galaxy SIII lags

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  • 2012-07-13 16:18
  • 2C56

> In reply to XXX @ 2012-07-13 15:50 from LK3M - click to readwell yeah logically , android should put minimum requirements of a 1 ghz cpu , and 1 gb ram , that way it can compete equally with iOS

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  • 2012-07-13 16:16
  • JEvQ

symbian and android have true multitasking , i've tried both,however nokia and apple always update their phones to make us buy new ones, wich explains why symbian belle lags on nokia n8 c7 etc.,iphone doesn't multitask wich explains why we see it's very fluid,apple also updated their ipod touch 2nd version to i OS 4 , it's lagging now , so all the updates are marketing strategies in some cases,sony updated their ericsson phones to ics , they lag, point is that these companies sometimes make their phones lag in order to make u buy new ones

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  • 2012-07-13 16:12
  • JEvQ

so sick of these smartass bastards.XD

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  • 2012-07-13 16:11
  • 7X2j

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