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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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> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-08-14 23:31 from t7Xk - click to readMy friend, android rules now and will for the next few years atleast. IOS will never get the top position coz there are hundred of android phones available with multiple manufacturers but just about 3 IOS phones being sold(4th coming soon).If IOS is to reach the top, they will have to make a few budget phone first, or else enjoy the second place till Windows catches up.

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  • 2012-08-15 09:03
  • vbMV

Google(Android) need now put their steps so carefully, bcoz its become no.1 mobile OS and after its only no. 2 is present. So now google needs understand carefully public's demands

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  • 2012-08-15 06:51
  • 7jZG

> In reply to doodz @ 2012-08-14 13:55 from t7Si - click to readi can't belive it. a fellow filipino is congratulating samsung. -_-

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  • 2012-08-15 05:20
  • sxsm

> In reply to lashton @ 2012-08-14 15:00 from i2G8 - click to readyou're doing that for a living and i respect you, honestly.

but you're the only one that have ever stated that android phones outsell iOS devices. I've never seen anyone state the same in terms of selling mobile devices.

sorry bro, i do respect you but i find what you said hard to believe.

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  • 2012-08-15 05:16
  • sxsm

> In reply to Chamamen @ 2012-08-14 15:24 from MNuQ - click to readtake a single android phone like the s2 and compare it w/the iphone 4s on how many it was sold. or even the gnote.

your comment is misleading. comparing many manufacturers of android phones to only one manufacturer? how's that fair?

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  • 2012-08-15 05:12
  • sxsm

> In reply to Sain @ 2012-08-14 15:47 from t@FQ - click to readi agree. we need to see the competition from a smartphone to a smartphone, NOT a dozen manufacturer to only one manufacturer.

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  • 2012-08-15 05:07
  • sxsm

> In reply to Pajarote @ 2012-08-14 23:52 from Bh}{ - click to readjust another android fan w/out the proper information.

are you high? most cool apps are paid and not free on iOS? really?

can you explain to me how i can download fruit ninja for free? or nay other awesome apps for free?

get your facts right. i don't know if you were an iOS user before, but obviously, you didn't know that you can download ANY apps on iOS for FREE.

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  • 2012-08-15 04:56
  • sxsm

apple is not bad for riding golden horse to product but andriod have all time to hassel the steam and will ride

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  • 2012-08-15 04:29
  • UFDZ

apple's too striked with what the user can do unlike android

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  • 2012-08-15 04:21
  • 9xci

> In reply to A94h.73@gmail.com @ 2012-08-14 18:49 from HI8s - click to readI don't thing a iPhone 5 with a 4" screen is exactly state of the art but the iFans will line up in droves to buy it..

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  • 2012-08-15 02:49
  • RxXX

No reason to differentiate between dumbphones and smartphones. The cheapest Android costs 50 euros and most Android models are free with contract anyway. In my opinion Nokia is the BIG LOSER here. They completely destroyed their market share by refusing to innovate. I'll be really surprised if anyone at Nokia is hopeful about their future.

Is there ANY reason why they didn't go with both WP8 and Android?? Samsung LG and HTC are doing it. Why did they have to go with just windows???

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  • 2012-08-15 02:48
  • 3drB

So the market is dominated by cheap crapdroid phones and the press is making a fuss about it?? Hmm maybe the pre$$ has been pre$$ed towards that direction...

Developers will eventually dump crapdroid when WP8 gains some traction!

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  • 2012-08-15 02:42
  • 3drB

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-08-14 13:24 from Am9Y - click to readThe First table is for smartphones only... and the second one is for smartphones and basic phones...

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  • 2012-08-15 02:11
  • gC7L

> In reply to Chamamen @ 2012-08-14 13:15 from LcY1 - click to readNokia = DumbPhones

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  • 2012-08-15 02:00
  • 8LY0

I really dont understand why u keep comparing ios with android market shares. Someone that doesnt like iphone he simply wont buy. So he wont buy iOS. Someone that doesnt like htc for example he will buy something else that is powered by android. He still takes an android device. Ios is supplied by a single manufacturer, apple. Android is supplied from 10 or more. So whats the point to compare them. Its like comparing the market share of all german cars with toyota. Guess who has the biggest

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  • 2012-08-15 01:06
  • n{0n

iOS and Android are dated when Windows Phone 8 released. They are using ancient kernels. They would have to create new OS to compete with Windows Phone in coming years.

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  • 2012-08-15 01:02
  • kg3x

> In reply to Pajarote @ 2012-08-14 23:52 from Bh}{ - click to readActually iOS get free paid apps everyday. Paid apps go free everyday on iOS to promote themselves. Android apps rarely go from paid to free. Windows Phone has best looking apps and arguably gives you the best experience. I use all three OS.

http://appshopper.com/

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  • 2012-08-15 00:53
  • kg3x

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-08-14 23:28 from t7Xk - click to readYes, the iPhone is over priced for what it can do.

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  • 2012-08-15 00:12
  • kxIs

> In reply to Pajarote @ 2012-08-14 23:52 from Bh}{ - click to readi love to purchase apps. than to download it free! its because i feel im thieves for geting it free! god dont like thieves so i go to apple because of much high good services than android! Android is only for now! someday android user will tired and go to iOS!

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  • 2012-08-15 00:09
  • t7Xh

Comon ipad fans, u have to pay for cool APPS,in Androids the best are free... taraaaa!!!!! angry birdS free YES!!!!GO ANDROID!!!

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  • 2012-08-14 23:52
  • Bh}{

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