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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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Android sells because of the availability everywhere, just like McDonalds. Windows Phone has highest satisfaction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=locNEna0of4

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  • 2012-08-09 01:57
  • kg3x

And in related news, Ford sells more cars than Porsche. Is it anyone's surprise that cheaper devices sell more? (before you guys say the GS3 is same price as iphone, the big majority of Android sales aren't GS3 or OneX)

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  • 2012-08-09 01:07
  • ThI{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 19:03 from p770 - click to readAs if there is any ground breaking features in iOS6. It took them 5 years to get the feature of call rejection.

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  • 2012-08-09 00:26
  • X3t2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 19:03 from p770 - click to readNever, ever saw any worth notable of iOS.

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  • 2012-08-09 00:16
  • sydT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 19:20 from IVQh - click to readYou're saying a locked down OS that restricts what a user can do with his phone that he PAID for and an OS that starts lagging whenever there's more than 3 apps open is well built? Haha, of course, iOS is very "well built" by your definition.

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  • 2012-08-09 00:04
  • q{pE

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 19:20 from IVQh - click to readwhich is exactly why you have no clue what you are saying :)

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  • 2012-08-08 22:29
  • q8Q8

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-08-08 20:47 from 3RM{ - click to readThank you. I will take a look at it.

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  • 2012-08-08 22:12
  • kxIs

The reason why they all seem boring now, is that they've bundled just about every feature into it that they can. iOS and Android have both copied from each other and now are pretty close to their peaks.

Android market share is increasing so much because it is replacing Symbian (which includes lower end smartphones)

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  • 2012-08-08 21:31
  • sXDd

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-08-08 20:47 from 3RM{ - click to readI said i watched it already and didnt see anything groundbreaking or things which gives WOW factory. Boring boring and boring.

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  • 2012-08-08 20:54
  • p770

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-08-08 20:35 from kxIs - click to readThere's a lot of different new things.
Watch the google jelly bean keynote http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEXol4he2I

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  • 2012-08-08 20:47
  • 3RM{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 19:03 from p770 - click to readIf you see no difference doesn't mean there's none.
You need too watch The google expo on Jelly bean too see just how much new stuff there is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEXol4he2I

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  • 2012-08-08 20:47
  • 3RM{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 19:03 from p770 - click to readSo you find ios 6 groundbreaking ??

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  • 2012-08-08 20:41
  • K2Ey

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 19:03 from p770 - click to readTrue, I have Jelly bean on my Xoom and I see no difference. Only difference I see is animation transitions. My Atrix HD runs smoother

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  • 2012-08-08 20:35
  • kxIs

too good

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  • 2012-08-08 19:27
  • s8ff

Ios stand alone to gain that percent.. But android?? Even they fights among other android user.. What a lame... For os i see ios as a strong built but android.. Most of them just argue with the spec and looks.

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  • 2012-08-08 19:20
  • IVQh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 18:34 from RwL1 - click to read"while wp8 and Jelly bean are really pushing things forward."

Like how? I watched jelly beam revealing and i didnt see anything interesting or groundbreaking. Also im not sure what groundbreaking wp8 can offer.

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  • 2012-08-08 19:03
  • p770

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-08 18:43 from IVWX - click to readI am only talking about iOS. I don't care about Macs. Although I am thinking of buying a Mac if I am able to dual boot Mountain lion and Windows 8.

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  • 2012-08-08 18:56
  • kxIs

> In reply to Silla @ 2012-08-08 18:46 from 3srs - click to readWhen I said WP, I meant future WP phones, Not just WP7. But it does suck That WP7 will not be updated. I only bought WP7 phones because they are dirt cheap on craigslist.

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  • 2012-08-08 18:52
  • kxIs

The figures just highkight how much apple rips off their customers , more and more of them are realizing and jumping ship.

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  • 2012-08-08 18:52
  • H5yJ

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-08-08 18:06 from kxIs - click to readwp7 has really poor sales.

Bad luck for the people who bought it it cant be upgrade

Cant install new apps.

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  • 2012-08-08 18:46
  • 3srs

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