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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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Apple #1 Since iOS is only on one phone lol

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  • 2012-07-13 15:50
  • LK3M

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-07-13 12:12 from fqep - click to readPureview was deemed to be a success. But elop killed symbian. But still N9 and pureview will sell more than fully supported bada dèvices.

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  • 2012-07-13 15:41
  • tUsX

This is only US, where apple and blackberry are more popular than any other area. Worldwide, Android has more share (about 70 %), also Nokia and WinMo (+WinPhone) are more popular.

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  • 2012-07-13 14:57
  • aktB

Yeah and who was it that said the Pure View 808 will do well. No chance!

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  • 2012-07-13 14:46
  • mX34

> In reply to Windows Phone boy @ 2012-07-13 14:33 from vmGL - click to readAll i can see is its the other way around.

Nokia fanboys just dont like seeing android and ios advancing into Duo/Quad core and make loads and loads of excuse,one common excuse "Android lags".yeah so?that doesnt affect anything,unless your so hardcore and use your phone to play heavy games etc.

If it lags alittle in example whatsapp or text,dont tell me you get mad.that is stupid.

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  • 2012-07-13 14:39
  • IWPq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-13 14:13 from IWPq - click to readNo we aren't
Android users are the ones that are by running scared
with quad cores that lag.

Smoked by Windows and smooth with 1 core idling is what
they don't like. WP7.8 rounded is close enough to be called WP8 anyway which i will get on my lumia phones.
Yes i show support and own two.

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  • 2012-07-13 14:33
  • vmGL

iOS and Android dominate!

WP will not go anywhere with that terrible UI. Metro is horrible, and the sales speak volumes, people do not watch that garbage. If you think it's not Metro, then wait till Windows 8 comes out and Metro sinks Windows.

Metro UI is probably the worst thing that has ever happened to Microsoft.

As for Nokia, Nokia if irrelevant and finished.

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  • 2012-07-13 14:31
  • ppj7

You dont go shouting your mouth off about your own products whatever the trouble..Elop spouted about Symbian before he established another platform.

Symbian still has all the basics with good harware and Gravity to cover social media.If all i had was a Symbian smartfone i would still get my life done..

Everybody is SO dependent on their apps yet an outage here on O2 in UK saw every human being on that network collapse into fury.They could have easily bought a cheap fone on another network just to talk and text to get stuff done but they did not think of that.My goodness if your that hooked on your mobile as part of your life and have nervous breakdown without it you are sad and not human anymore.

Buisnesses still had email and phones and if life depends so much on smartfones then folk need to look at their lives.Every single person in that outage had a choice to use a landline or email or talk to the person in real life..I bet 97% of folks facebook friends they have never even met in real life..

So Symbian is not that bad and folk need to get real lifes and yes i do not use facebook its for show off kids and shallow and childish..

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  • 2012-07-13 14:31
  • nEAx

wow if youll tally it globally android has a bigger market share in both eu and asia

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  • 2012-07-13 14:26
  • v0qp

Dont say anything about nokia, their fanboys are way too sensetive.

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  • 2012-07-13 14:13
  • IWPq

Let's see what WP can do. I would have liked Nokia to go with their Maemo/Meego OS. Elop took a risk and it's too soon say whether it'll pay off or not.

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  • 2012-07-13 14:09
  • nvd2

NOKIA,,, all the way to the bottom,,, lolzzz

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  • 2012-07-13 13:34
  • XpfY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-13 12:57 from vLxj - click to readactually MS has put itself on self-destruction mode in mobile sector and any company who were banking on them are also bound to be doomed if they don't have other parallel OS's in their lineup like Samsung & HTC and Nokia have killed all other major OS they had.

Windows 8 for Phones is doomed like all previous versions

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  • 2012-07-13 13:28
  • vbxK

as usual.... rip rotten fruits...

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  • 2012-07-13 13:17
  • TSPB

> In reply to mir @ 2012-07-13 12:39 from YTM6 - click to readAnd the worst thing MS and Nokia did is to not allow their 3 months old Lumia devices upgrade path to Windows Phone 8... Suicidal indeed...

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  • 2012-07-13 12:57
  • vLxj

The worst thing is that the next generation of iphone, will increase its market share, not at the expense of Android, but RIM, WP, symbian etc.. It only gets worse as the Android phone evolve to quad core with 4.1, very quickly. The fat lady has started singing.

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  • 2012-07-13 12:56
  • DGCb

ho ho ho Apple

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  • 2012-07-13 12:56
  • iX9q

Some figure to support the evaluation on Nokia's WP strategy:

Q2, 2011, symbian 2%, WP7 0% (when HTC 6%, Samsung 2%).
Q2, 2012, symbian 0.9%, WP7 0.3%(when HTC 3,4%, Samsung 0,5%).

in q2, 2011, rim os 20%
in q2, 2012, rim os 9%

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  • 2012-07-13 12:39
  • 98Mf

Nokia is in BIG trouble. If only they hadn't put all their effort on windows phone. Yeah wp is quite a fluid and neat OS, but it just doesn't have a chance against the well established android and iOS as it is now. If WP8 fails, they will sink even further. Those upcoming lumias better have monstrous hardware and elegant designs to match.

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  • 2012-07-13 12:39
  • YTM6

This only Nielsen's companies view.
We the Nokia Windows fans would like another analyst company to recheck the figures.

True Nokia fans are with Windows Phone and Elop,
we have been listed for sales as number 1 on Amazon.
Siri even confirms this as the best smartphone series.
Windows phones smoke android tests has been said to have been very successful by Microsoft. They have have also stated they have been impressed with units shipped.

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  • 2012-07-13 12:38
  • vmGL

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