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Canalys analysts claim Android rules the smartphone world

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Canalys analysts claim Android rules the smartphone world - read the full textAnalysts have crunched the numbers and revealed the state of the mobile world in Q2 of 2012. Canalys released a report that mostly talks about China - and with good reason too, as the country broke the record for smartphone shipments for a second quarter in a row. On the world stage, Android is...

 

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> In reply to Windows Phone Fan @ 2012-08-03 03:21 from PZTV - click to readHahaha! Good sarcasm!
If it's not then you're one deluded champ!
To put this 277% yearly growth into right perspective:
Windows Phone has been sold on 3.8 million smartphones in one year, while Android has been sold on 56.6 million smartphones. Android sold 52.8 million more smartphones than WP.
Android sold 144.657 smartphones per day while WP sold 10.410 per day, that's 2 droids every second vs. 1 WP every 8 seconds.
And still Android's growth is still going strong (110% yearly growth).
Windows Phone has A LOT of catching up to do, so Google Play ain't going anywhere!
We will see what Microsoft has cooked up for us with WP8 and if the market loves it.

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  • 2012-08-09 11:44
  • 3pwj

> In reply to Gavin_Is_A_Man @ 2012-08-04 09:13 from iIR0 - click to readSteve Wozniak is simply a fan of tech, and is not bothered about branding or platform. Good tech is good tech in his opinion although he of course has a special place for Apple in his heart.

I believe Win will make huge inroads in the tablet arena, simply destroying Android there. If this happens, there may be a halo effect that may transfer over to the mobile phone sector as well.

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  • 2012-08-05 00:00
  • IVWX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-04 03:58 from kg3x - click to readGood luck to Windows, although with Microsoft making WP7 models obsolete, I wonder what the future holds for WP8 users. I'm thinking of getting a Nokia 710 because they're going for around £110-130 used.

As for some of your points:

1. All WP8 phones will have OTA software updates.
- So do most Android phones, their update schedule is just ridiculous. I never got OTA update announcements on my Samsung S1 and S2 but do on my HTC One X and Flyer.

3. Less fragmentation for developers and users. All WP run on Snapdragon SoC only for compatibility and optimized performance. Whereas on Android you have way too many SoCs and graphics chips that produce more crashes and incompatibility issues especially in games.
- Agreed, too much fragmentation which was only made WORSE by ICS, not better as planned.

4. Windows Phone and their apps look better than Android and iOS. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, already said that.
- That's subjective, but I agree that Windows for Mobile looks awesome. Steve Wozniak thinks it's better than Android? Yeah I recall he's a huge fan of Android... ;)

Personally, I doubt WP will break the dominance of Android if Apple can't, but I would LOVE to see WP taking sales away from Apple...

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  • 2012-08-04 09:13
  • iIR0

Android will definately rule,coz the whole world is proving this in sales!!

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  • 2012-08-04 06:59
  • 0wqU

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-04 03:58 from kg3x - click to readHa ha your post must be sarcasm. None of their phones get upgrades even if you buy the latest one now, no 8 for you! This is what will kill wp.

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  • 2012-08-04 06:38
  • 4ApC

> In reply to fact @ 2012-08-03 13:35 from n5yj - click to readWindows Phone will catch up with Android. Check the Windows Phone 8 SDK leaked. It has many features. Here are 4 things that make Windows Phone 8 better than Android.

1. All WP8 phones will have OTA software updates. You don't need Nexus phones to run the latest software.
2. Microsoft Office
3. Less fragmentation for developers and users. All WP run on Snapdragon SoC only for compatibility and optimized performance. Whereas on Android you have way too many SoCs and graphics chips that produce more crashes and incompatibility issues especially in games.
4. Windows Phone and their apps look better than Android and iOS. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, already said that.

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  • 2012-08-04 03:58
  • kg3x

It's quite interesting that there is such a large growth from Windows- When Sony Ericsson had Windows software, particularly from a business perspective, it was quite enticing.. It will be interesting to see how Nokia develops with Windows in the next 5 years! (It is Nokia that are planning to introduce Windows isn't it? :\)

As systems go, I'm a massive fan of Android, and long may it continue :)

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  • 2012-08-03 15:44
  • 9GeZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-03 06:36 from kg3x - click to readNo they can't

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  • 2012-08-03 13:57
  • n7LE

WP will never catch IOS not to mention Android. Android will remain the king for years to come, weather you like it or not!

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  • 2012-08-03 13:35
  • n5yj

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-08-02 16:02 from t7Xh - click to readhey if you believe that iphone deserve to be high price try to sell your iphone @ $2,000 or more because you said so its costly phone so that you understand what you said.

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  • 2012-08-03 11:33
  • v0qJ

I get the feeling that the author of this article likes Apple a lot as he does not mention the 16.4% market share of iOS unlike others and instead states a 28% increase of iphones shipment - talk about putting a postive spin on iOS.

=> 16.4% market share, that's terrible!

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  • 2012-08-03 06:52
  • P@T8

> In reply to Dave @ 2012-08-02 19:43 from 3G@4 - click to readThat's why Nokia is going with Windows Phone. Nokia knows Windows Phone 8 can compete directly with any OS and more.

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  • 2012-08-03 06:36
  • kg3x

WP's growth number is amazing. 277%, it's almost 3 times from last year.
I guess Microsoft's strategy is working (for others). I'd still prefer Android though.
When WP is in the top 3, it'll be an interesting match. Let's see what happens next.

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  • 2012-08-03 04:18
  • BgdX

who says android is cheap? actually android is neither cheap nor costly. it is free and open source. android phone cost depends upon the hardware used inside. if u buy galaxy y it will cost (acc. to my country) $125 and galaxy s3(32gb-international) for $830 (incl tax). so you can guess the difference experience in between these two droids.

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  • 2012-08-03 04:06
  • PAXp

Windows Phone seems encouraging. Probably will get even better once the Surface tablets are launched.

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  • 2012-08-03 03:57
  • IVWX

277% Windows Phone grow.
Start closing the Google Play store now, Android is over.People want tiles and have learned to like them and it shows

This is unstoppable.
We the Nokia fans are 100% behind Elop.
Thankyou on our behalf for this.Reason why you are CE0

posted from our Lumia 900.AT&T network

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  • 2012-08-03 03:21
  • PZTV

> In reply to Ramcoz @ 2012-08-02 22:32 from IWRv - click to readyou bore me

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  • 2012-08-03 01:25
  • q{4n

> In reply to Ramcoz @ 2012-08-02 22:28 from IWRv - click to readits a fail because wp are still at the bottom even though its the fastest growing, duhhhh

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  • 2012-08-02 23:45
  • thpd

Android + WP pls

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  • 2012-08-02 23:38
  • sybU

Apple's figure of 26 million phones(only iphone 4s) for one quarter is simply outstanding.

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  • 2012-08-02 22:32
  • IWRv

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