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Nielsen totals for 2012 see Google dominate the US

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Nielsen totals for 2012 see Google dominate the US - read the full textThe Nielsen Company, one of the global leaders in consumer market research and trend analysis, has released its Nielsen Tops of 2012 report, which looks at the top Web and mobile companies between January and October of 2012. On all fronts, Google was able to maintain its position at the top...


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Android dominates the market numbers because there as a bucket load of manufacturers and 100's if different phones to choose from....which is good, don't get me wrong, choice is great. But half of them are $100 or below and are cheap tack. So don't get carries away with the fact that android is more popular and therefor BETTER, because based of the FACT that half of people that use android don't know what the hell it is as its their 1st smart phone and they spent $80 on it, this does not make it great.
Compare people that have a $300+ android phones with the number or iPhones...THEN you ill find a real winner.

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  • 2012-12-26 17:54
  • 0FvA

> In reply to anonymou5 @ 2012-12-24 08:14 from tA8} - click to readYeah, the next version of Android.......

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  • 2012-12-25 11:05
  • w9KF

> In reply to anonymou5 @ 2012-12-24 08:14 from tA8} - click to readwhat like apple?? we are not sheep we don't like android for whatever reason u are obviously thinking i like android cuz its open to development that means its ever evolving and is more current that LOCKED DOWN IOS i don't like being told what i can do with my device i worked hard and paid money for if u want to live ur life thinking in ignorance pleas shear more of what u think so that the smart people can all laugh in ur face

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  • 2012-12-24 22:42
  • LKn$

> In reply to anonymou5 @ 2012-12-24 08:14 from tA8} - click to readThat's never stopped Windows from dominating the desktop market for 20 years, despite there always being better alternatives.

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  • 2012-12-24 21:39
  • YHY6

> In reply to anonymou5 @ 2012-12-24 08:14 from tA8} - click to readNo it is not a pile of crap. Why would you think it is?

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  • 2012-12-24 20:12
  • ttvC

> In reply to SsmartshuaibB @ 2012-12-24 12:15 from U{Lh - click to readThere is ONE Android manufacturer that is making Money... Everyone else is doing it at a loss... How is that good for OEM's?

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  • 2012-12-24 19:22
  • mvDI

> In reply to tags @ 2012-12-24 18:39 from Ydg} - click to readHave you only 'looked' with closed eyes at (for example) Samsung's labor practices?

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  • 2012-12-24 19:13
  • qbnL

> In reply to anonymou5 @ 2012-12-24 08:14 from tA8} - click to readThey still haven't gotten wise to MS in the PC space..

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  • 2012-12-24 19:10
  • qbnL

> In reply to anonymou5 @ 2012-12-24 08:14 from tA8} - click to readgoogle isn't trying to fool anyone, they have always set out their game plan from the start. they want to put together a series of systems that create a living digitally eco system that helps you help yourself with zero limitations and it works. apple hides that child labour, they don't care what cx's want i.e map system, sir (which really doesn't work at all unless you are in the us, and even then it doesn't compare to s voice). it is actually the other way around. apple marketing looks great and it is a great toy but if you want a tool,get a droid and get over yourself

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  • 2012-12-24 18:39
  • Ydg}

> In reply to JackTheRipper @ 2012-12-22 10:10 from fqei - click to readThat's true. Unsurprisingly.

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  • 2012-12-24 18:22
  • t1}}

people dont grasp the statistics,its about the OS , not phone model and make, so it shows people given a choice prefer android, bottomline if an apple phone came with an adroid OS people will buy it over the apple with iOS,same applies to htc and samsung

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  • 2012-12-24 17:02
  • tewH

For those who says android is in more phones so it is in top spot... here is the answer...

Windows phone: why are oems not making more phones?????
Simple there is low demand....they.don't want to end up in loss.

IOS: in case if apple made 30 phones per year....then demand will be 30 times more huh?????you gotta be fool to say know what? Ipad mini
Cannabalaized sales from its bigger brother....
Atleast android and wp offers you choice..

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  • 2012-12-24 12:15
  • U{Lh

> In reply to anonymou5 @ 2012-12-24 08:14 from tA8} - click to readWindows phone, iOS, BB10? All crappy alternatives, LMAO :p

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  • 2012-12-24 09:27
  • sEFi

lol... The numbers can show whatever they freak'n well like, it doesn't change the fact that android is a pile of crap. google can only fool the general consumer for so long before they eventually wake up and realize that there are better alternatives like Windows Phone, IOS, and BB10.

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  • 2012-12-24 08:14
  • tA8}

> In reply to hvd @ 2012-12-23 12:05 from vbVQ - click to readbe it iOS or Android (which both are Amercian technologies) win, you don't get paid anything! LOL

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  • 2012-12-24 03:07
  • IaHY

Your entire world not mine ;)

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  • 2012-12-24 00:48
  • 04Sj

Concidering this includes all Android phones Even the ones you get for free in your morning box of serials I'd say Well Done to Apple! 35% market share with 1 phone is Huge.
Perhaps companies like Samsung could learn something from this and start releasing better quality phones.
Who wants cheap looking phones anyway?
Android deserves to be in a better shell than the cheap POS plastics Samsung makes.
Anyone remembers the HTC Legend??

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  • 2012-12-23 23:07
  • 3drB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-23 13:33 from u{Ea - click to readGrasping at straws are we? If you're going to list Apple's models (btw only 3 are officially on sale at any given time). Why not count the tons of Samsung phone spam released every year? HTC's One series alone has more models than Apple. He was right.

Samsung+HTC+Moto+LG+Huawei+.....= Android

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  • 2012-12-23 16:22
  • kIV}

Ppl grow up..all are talking abt some OS as if they own the company,who care's and by what you like and be happy

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  • 2012-12-23 15:33
  • uPZE

> In reply to malith67 @ 2012-12-22 08:53 from tew$ - click to read52% - Samsung + LG + Motorola + htc...
35% - Apple + apple2 + apple3 + apple4...

Google Android is the KING of all mobile OS......

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  • 2012-12-23 13:33
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