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iOS on the rise in the US, Android continues European conquest

31 October, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
iOS on the rise in the US, Android continues European conquest - read the full textNo one doubted that the iPhone 5 launch will be big, but it turned out so big that it slowed the growth of Android in the US and the UK, according to Kantar World Panel. The rest of the EU5 (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) saw just the opposite - Android's share went up, iOS went down. It...


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> In reply to Idris @ 2012-10-31 22:44 from J7RB - click to readMaybe that's the thing. It's not new, in fact it is more mature today and has been around for awhile. Perhaps this is what makes people choose to buy it.

It is interesting that we only see a rise in the US and the UK. Maybe the Android phones are stuffed with bloatware that the carriers stick into these phones. Bloatware that make users less satisfied with Android...

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  • 2012-11-01 07:12
  • Tub7

> In reply to Idris @ 2012-10-31 22:44 from J7RB - click to readThe iPhone5 has new iMap.

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  • 2012-11-01 06:47
  • JxTU

IMO, the reason of the decreased percentage of Android in US is the issue on banning Samsung and HTC devices.

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  • 2012-11-01 06:07
  • v0qy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 22:14 from p77u - click to readNo, that doesn't mean iPhone 3GS was ahead. That just tells how basic and limited iOS really is. The UI hasn't drastically changed, there is no homescreen, widgets nor eye candy animations which may cause the 3 year old iPhone 3GS to freeze and crash. iPhone has never been ahead of the pack, it's just the hype

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  • 2012-11-01 05:26
  • LuNf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 22:14 from p77u - click to readThat tells me how terrible the software is. If it can run on a 3 year old phone, then you really aren't doing much with the software. And that is true becuase iOS has been the SAME since the first iphone came out. It is flat, boring, and stale.

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  • 2012-11-01 04:04
  • qKwQ

so who is the winner? iOS or android?

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  • 2012-11-01 03:50
  • vaNH

Quite a number of European countries are in economic recession now? No wonder mostly buy Android phones.

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  • 2012-11-01 03:30
  • IaHY

Just show that Europe fall for Android marketing and USA falls for iOS marketing. LOL.

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  • 2012-11-01 03:29
  • IaHY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 01:10 from 4$ve - click to readthat "americans" that done all of that are mostly imigrants from around the world man. :) ur argument is invalid.

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  • 2012-11-01 03:27
  • 3ITb

EU rocks hardcore

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  • 2012-11-01 03:14
  • uEEJ

mass appeal for the average user, people who are savvy go elsewhere.

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  • 2012-11-01 02:42
  • X3ts

Andriod > IOS

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  • 2012-11-01 02:02
  • PScc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 21:05 from 4@9b - click to readYep, Europeans are so smart they even came up with the market-leading OS..... Oh wait, that was the Americans. At least you guys have the second place OS....Oh wait, that was the Americans again. At least you guys have Symbian . . . Oh wait, that company was started by a South African and the mobile OS was developed by a consortium European, American and Japanese companies.

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  • 2012-11-01 01:10
  • 4$ve

> In reply to MeeGo Takeover @ 2012-10-31 23:52 from jxxN - click to readWifi calling? Isn't that viber app offers?

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  • 2012-11-01 01:04
  • t7Xk

> In reply to Idris @ 2012-10-31 22:44 from J7RB - click to readNEW? Nothing is new?? Hard to satisfy some people. if u love GS3 or Htc, go on... Dnt bitch here plz...

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  • 2012-11-01 00:37
  • j{qQ

I don't believe fan-boys why they love apple products. apple is not creative at all
Iphone,Iphone 2, Iphone 3, Iphone 3gs Same design
I ph 4,Iph 4s ,Ip5 same design new notification menu copied from android.good luck one screen OS we will see ur figures and creativity in 2013
I think Apple is masters in marketing only they can sell sand as gold.

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  • 2012-11-01 00:23
  • gIx9

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this shares are only for the phones purchased in the given time period, right?
It would mean that even in the US there were more android than iS phones sold in the quarter.. just not as much as previously

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  • 2012-11-01 00:20
  • sv77

Windows Phone 8 is too fast/extremely smooth and probably very stable like WP7.5 for people to ignore. Windows Phone finally has support from Verizon and T-Mobile in the US. Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, each only have one WP7.5 phone for sale. We all know Android is available on all main and prepaid carriers. WP support from the carriers had been bad, but not anymore with Windows Phone 8. That's the important key for gaining marketshare here in the US.

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  • 2012-11-01 00:16
  • kg3U

> In reply to MeeGo Takeover @ 2012-10-31 23:52 from jxxN - click to readHahaha. Nokia is no. 1 shameless company of the world. You use meego? Oh yes. Your OS listed as "others". lol.

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  • 2012-11-01 00:06
  • fxHc

> In reply to Mave @ 2012-10-31 20:20 from uRBg - click to readThe amount of butthurt damage control is immense as always when it's an articpe about Android not doing so well.

Anyway, in response to your little post, sure the Nexus 4 will get some people to buy it but they just confirmed that it will not have Wifi Calling. That is a major feature to not have. Hopefully this changes because that is a major game changer for this device. It seems to be losing alot of key features and that was one of them.

I was interested in the Nexus 4 until I heard this news. I was even willing to deal with no sd card slot (I was going to use a Flash Drive through USBOTG) but now it is getting ridiculous.

Sucks because the iPhone 5 is such an easy phone to beat. That phone was a complete disaster. It's even funny because an aquaintance of mine purchased one and is pissed that he can't jailbreak it yet due to the new processor.

Moral is, both the iPhone 5 and the Nexus 4 will suck.

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  • 2012-10-31 23:52
  • jxxN

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