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Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

14 August, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows - read the full textAnother day, another Q2 report - Gartner put out its assessment of the mobile phone world for the second quarter of this year, detailing how individual companies and smartphone OSes did. Interestingly, the worldwide market saw only 419 million phones sold to consumers. "Only" because that's...

 

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Wonder why Research in Motion a.k.a Blackberry isnt in the Top 3??far as i know it might be a less prerogative that Phil. has many BB users... Good thing for Samsung that they garner the market share almost half of Google Android.. It would be a great fight if Nokia, Apple and Samsung might fall back each other.. Congrats to Galaxy ppl..!

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  • 2012-08-24 04:21
  • vpcP

HTC has just put out crappy phones with specs that were not at the top of the game... I used to have HTC butafter the Galaxy S I moved to Sammy and never looked back.

Where Sammy and other competitors put in 1 gb ram HTC have for many of their devices only 768 mb, or the competition have a card slot and HTC does not... There is always at least 1 let-down point that keeps me from buying HTC... And was the same with SE I mean the ARC a gorgeous device but with only 320 mb storage and 512 ram... C'MON!!!

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  • 2012-08-16 10:00
  • mfY6

It's just that I prefer simplicity and convenience,but as well enough to satisfy all my basic needs plus the other useful features which a smartphone is known for,over others. The more functional together with the convenience it provides, the better for me. Of course, that doesn't mean I am already satisfied with the 'second best' but, I'm as well looking forward to the more developed and improved versions of smartphones of this sort which for me is the perfect phone that best suits my personal preferences. That's the essence of individual preferences, what's best for others may not be the best for some and what's not the best for others may be the best and perfect one for some. Anyway, we have our own views and I,and will, always respect that. :)

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  • 2012-08-16 06:43
  • 9FMy

> In reply to ****** @ 2012-08-15 13:37 from P$uD - click to readEach has his/her own personal opinion and/or taste/preferences. Whatever your insights are, share it, you're very free to do that here. You don't need to keep it with you,that's why there is a comment box here. :) Just saying.

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  • 2012-08-16 06:00
  • 9FMG

> In reply to ***** @ 2012-08-15 13:43 from P$uD - click to readhehehe iFan cool down i phone dosnt support multi taskin , flash player n ol much of thing so thair is no doubt to rise crashing issue u hardly use it as a i pod o may be just cam n nly 4s cam is kinde of worth to take pic ..

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  • 2012-08-15 18:10
  • utyC

> In reply to iKnow @ 2012-08-15 05:12 from sxsm - click to readYour leaving is too small as you only life in your iLand. Android phone is everywhere now, iPhone? Haha! plenty second hand at shop sleeping there.

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  • 2012-08-15 16:22
  • tu6%

> In reply to ***** @ 2012-08-15 13:43 from P$uD - click to readNearly all my friends and surrounding me drop iPhone now. Who still need iPhone? only iFans that never grow. ;)

User use High end android definitely no issue on purchasing iPhone as iPhone is much cheaper here as market value is striking now.

iPhone? even food court cleaner can afford it and plenty of second hand in shop sleeping there, no people want.

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  • 2012-08-15 16:15
  • tu6%

A WP8 with pureview will definitely dominate the market. Come on nokia, do it!

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  • 2012-08-15 15:10
  • 7Xbm

> In reply to Gavin_Is_A_Man @ 2012-08-15 09:16 from iIR0 - click to readU do get options to write anthing u want however first use apple and then discuss...bullshit go to all the repairs centre and check the stats of which one gets crashed easily, you ll find apple the last one as it hardly gives any probelsm, example most of the people around me were using different handset and are switching to apple....as me and my friends are using apple since last 4 years and trust me not a single issue with the handset yet....on any of the phones....so get ur stats right for ur own benefit...and yes since u have not used it or may be cant afford it, whatsoever you feel not know the experience...

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  • 2012-08-15 13:43
  • P$uD

> In reply to balutpenoy @ 2012-08-15 09:43 from 9FMi - click to readKeep ur insights with u and publish it on ur personal website....

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  • 2012-08-15 13:37
  • P$uD

> In reply to Lauryboy @ 2012-08-15 09:03 from vbMV - click to readI'm afraid that for Apple to reach the top it needs more than just produce low-end smartphones.
Proof?: 3GS is still being sold!
Apple needs to license iOS to OEMs and that will never happen.
Proof?: MAC OS / OS X.

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  • 2012-08-15 12:44
  • 3pwj

note that android gained all the share from symbian and RIM, iOS has a little change

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  • 2012-08-15 11:57
  • KICN

I dont understand how they calculate growth as IOS is only for Iphones and the Android is for all Mobiles including the SHITs....

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  • 2012-08-15 11:15
  • P$uD

> In reply to balutpenoy @ 2012-08-15 09:43 from 9FMi - click to readTouch screen handsets offer a better multi media experiance. Larger screen for viewing anything you like, larger keypad for dialing and typing, better internet browsing experience... People do prefer the older candy bar style handsets, but people need to keep an open mind and learn new handsets to get the full potential to meet their needs. Also, wifi gives a better experience browser, why settle for second best...

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  • 2012-08-15 11:08
  • M3s@

> In reply to iKnow @ 2012-08-15 04:56 from sxsm - click to readdownloading any app for free is illegal, and terrible for the software industry, more apps on android are released for free period

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  • 2012-08-15 10:39
  • nPhx

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-08-14 23:26 from kxIs - click to readI couldn't agree more.

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  • 2012-08-15 09:43
  • vmAK

Nokia's symbian smartphone is a dumbphone for those who can't use it well or don't know how to use it well. : ) Most(not all) of the other popular phones can't get into the level of Nokia's C5-00.2. That is if you really know how to use the same to its full limits. For instance, who needs a wifi if I can browse the Internet for free anywhere(even without the wifi zone) and anytime I want using my smartphone? Somebody will say it's slow. But the thing is, the speed is just satisfactory,but not bad or poor compared to some, for users like me. 32gb microsd card capacity is ok for me,though some may say the other brand has the more capacity. You get what I mean.One more thing, touchscreen phones don't really impress me. Plain and Simple but useful and convenient standard keypad candybar smartphones are way better than touchscreen phones. I'm not sure if we can still use the classic standard keypads in the future. Just giving my own personal insights.

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  • 2012-08-15 09:43
  • 9FMi

Nokia's symbian smartphone is a dumbphone for those who can't use it well or don't know how to use it well. : ) Most(not all) of the other popular phones can't get into the level of Nokia's C5-00.2. That is if you really know how to use the same to its full limits. For instance, who needs a wifi if I can browse the Internet for free anywhere(even without the wifi zone) and anytime I want using my smartphone? Somebody will say it's slow. But the thing is, the speed is just satisfactory,but not bad or poor compared to some, for users like me. 32gb microsd card capacity is ok for me,though some may say the other brand has the more capacity. You get what I mean.One more thing, touchscreen phones don't really impress me. Plain and Simple but useful and convenient standard keypad candybar smartphones are way better than touchscreen phones. I'm not sure if we can still use the classic standard keypads in the future. Just giving my own personal insights.

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  • 2012-08-15 09:40
  • 9FMi

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-08-14 23:26 from kxIs - click to readGood man. That's the attitude I'm trying to take. It's purely because Apple users are unbelievably snobby and rude about their products and feel that owning one somehow makes the special, and then when their phones break (far more quickly than Android) they feel let down because there is conveniently only a 12 month warranty, half of what nearly everyone else offers. I also despise Apple's philosophy: purchase someone else's innovation and sue anyone else who uses anything like it.

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  • 2012-08-15 09:16
  • iIR0

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-08-14 23:28 from t7Xk - click to readYour post gave me cancer

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  • 2012-08-15 09:09
  • PP$8

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