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IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

08 August, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market - read the full textWe've already seen IDC's numbers on tablet market share for Q2 2012, but now it's time to see how they judge the performance of smartphone OSes. It comes shortly after the Canalys' take on the situation and there are no surprises, just a better look at what's going on. Android and iOS combined...

 

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what happen to Nokia soo far since 2012? where is the people who keep repeat Nokia come back crap? lol am gonna return here every year until this company sell the las....opppss they sold their last building XD.
Go android.

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  • 2013-08-21 20:44
  • JFx6

Android always rocks!!!

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  • 2012-08-11 12:04
  • utWA

> In reply to joe @ 2012-08-10 09:37 from F1@$ - click to readThat's called Local Scout in Windows Phone.

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  • 2012-08-11 00:40
  • kg3x

I remember reading in a Mac magazine some months ago about how much each Apple product costs and how much profit they make on each one. If I recall correctly the mag said at least 400% profit on each iPhone. Or it could have been the iPad. Regardless, that's how Apple rip their customers/fans off!

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  • 2012-08-10 11:08
  • mqDL

> In reply to Him @ 2012-08-10 00:57 from 3drB - click to readthen you can laugh all you want. The rest of us can enjoy whichever is the best for the moment and everyone agrees its either iPhone or an Android phone. I played with a office issued windows phone upgrade to windows mobile 7.5 and that's it their marketplace is void of apps. Its very very hard to find apps that will be useful.

I know you would know that i you truth owns a windows mobile phone. Now the phone is in the drawer since no one is interested in using it.

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  • 2012-08-10 09:44
  • F1@$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 19:03 from p770 - click to readI thought the same till i try google now with my xoom! wow! I am impress when i was walking in a mall, the xoom show me information about the mall and what's of interest, mainly good eating place and their also user comments on those place.

I think google now is prep work for google glasses.

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  • 2012-08-10 09:37
  • F1@$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-09 21:13 from p77u - click to readDon't see your point either. You try to dictate the parameters of the competition with your "what ifs" to paint Apple Inc. as a winner. Pricing is part of the competition. So is variety. Just as much as quality and features. That's the only way we consumers win. Apple can't give people what they want at the right price. Companies like HTC, Samsung, Sony help us consumers spend our money according to our needs and wants. Apple just DICTATES features they want and sell them at a price that suits Apple only.

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  • 2012-08-10 07:33
  • t7Xi

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-10 04:51 from kg3x - click to readNo they don't. Only 75% of phones are 2 or more versions behind. get the facts straight. ;)

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  • 2012-08-10 07:31
  • mc6Y

Im proud to say that I owned a Lumia phone. this will be a good start for nokia and windows. the increase in shipment is really stunning. hopefully after releasing the wp8 this will increase more faster until the Nokia bring back its title to be the number one phone manufacturer in the world.Go Windows phone! this OS will defeat the android and IOS soon!

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  • 2012-08-10 05:35
  • IaH9

Android where 95% run on old software.

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  • 2012-08-10 04:51
  • kg3x

Oh man! Android is such a crap OS!!!

I'd like to see how many of these android phones cost more than 400 euros. Then compare those figures to the iphone sales!!!

The whole Android fiasco is just laughable!!!!

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  • 2012-08-10 00:57
  • 3drB

If apple made a cheaper iphone they would have dominated the market! Ask any developer and they'll say the same thing. Plus Apple customers are mostly rich so they actually PAY for 3rd party apps!

Android on the other hand...

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  • 2012-08-10 00:50
  • 3drB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-09 11:55 from Mx@E - click to readI don't see how that matters.
If they want the iphone, they'll choose the iphone.

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  • 2012-08-10 00:24
  • sydI

> In reply to Maverick @ 2012-08-09 17:40 from XNts - click to readSo? Is there point inside your comment? Only point i would think is if android would be one company, but its not.

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  • 2012-08-09 21:13
  • p77u

> In reply to Maverick @ 2012-08-09 17:40 from XNts - click to readonly because not everyone can afford iPhone

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  • 2012-08-09 19:25
  • 3AxW

> In reply to Maverick @ 2012-08-09 17:40 from XNts - click to readYet 77% of profits went to Apple. Also what percentage of the Android phones were high end vs very low end cheap phones? Different answers to different questions which have different implications. For example, developers still prefer to develop for ios first, or even exclusively because iOS users spend more on apps in general (related to the first few facts above), even though iOS has a lower marketshare than Android.

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  • 2012-08-09 18:08
  • TSPP

Apple fans plz read this... : Android is by far the most popular smartphone OS - shipments doubled quarter on quarter and the OS now holds two thirds of the market.

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  • 2012-08-09 17:40
  • XNts

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-08-08 18:56 from kxIs - click to readSure you can dual boot Windows 8 and M Lion. Just install Parallels 7 on your iMac and you can run OSX, W8, Linux, XP whatever. If you choose to you can run the OSs seamlessly together as if they are one! Try it, it works a treat..

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  • 2012-08-09 17:33
  • mqDL

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-09 11:28 from sG$4 - click to read Thats nice nice !! hilarious.

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  • 2012-08-09 16:46
  • P$uD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-09 04:32 from fkVx - click to readbada is taken under linux os

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  • 2012-08-09 16:36
  • 2SQY

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