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Android on 37% of all phones shipped in Q4, iOS on 11%

08 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Android on 37% of all phones shipped in Q4, iOS on 11% - read the full textAnalysts at Canalys are done crunching the numbers and released a report on the state of mobile phones in the final quarter last year. Phone shipments (438.1 million units in total) were flat year on year, but that’s at the expense of feature phones. Smartphone shipments went up 37% and made up...

 

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> In reply to Pritam Das @ 2013-02-08 12:53 from t1$A - click to read2 million phones would be great on Britain and even in USA It would be ac respectable number. China however is a much bigger market, even 20 million would be only 2% of the total in China. 2 million is... insignificant.

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  • 2013-02-08 17:49
  • m7KR

> In reply to jay @ 2013-02-08 14:17 from t7X2 - click to readi agree, i agree.

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  • 2013-02-08 17:27
  • 4@9d

> In reply to Mattttt @ 2013-02-08 15:29 from jCQr - click to readWhere are those cheap new flagships?

I just know that iphone 4s is free on contract and iphone 5 cost a maximum of $199. I paid $749 for my Note 2 and am ready to pay $800+ for Xperia Z, and then we cannot afford iphone 5? Or Z10, or Lumia 920. Its not a matter of money for high end buyers but about preference.

For the low end, theres plenty WP7 and Symbian and Asha smartphones out there, and i seen sim free off contract iphone 4 8GB for ridiculously low prices, and there are even some cheap BB phones. There are indeed many alternatives, but Android is the best.

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  • 2013-02-08 17:01
  • m7KR

> In reply to Mattttt @ 2013-02-08 15:29 from jCQr - click to readAccording to your scenario, if anyone can buy any phone, then each and every manufacturer would focus on just the high-end. All phone would be extremely advanced, processing power would reach the limit where most people wouldn't even care about. So people would look for phones that fit their digital lifestyle. And no one would buy iPhone for just status symbol anymore, since anyone can buy it. People would buy iPhone, Galaxy, Xperia, Optimus, or Lumia because it's endorsed by the artists that they like, or because the brand is involved in environment awareness campaign, or anything else like supporting homosexuality. But that turned out not to be the case.

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  • 2013-02-08 16:25
  • 61Ev

Considering that droid phones are insanely cheap for brand new flagships, and favor quantity over quality, it's hardly surprising. If people could get the phone they really wanted instead of only what they could afford, the figures would be wildly different.

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  • 2013-02-08 15:29
  • jCQr

good

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  • 2013-02-08 14:33
  • fmBI

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-02-08 13:18 from UNA6 - click to readYou should take your own advice.

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  • 2013-02-08 14:24
  • RbXH

Million phones against one phone and still doing good. Really respect Apple cause Apple means quality I'm not even an Apple fan I'm Android fan user of Xperia T,note 2.

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  • 2013-02-08 14:19
  • 3Y2n

congrats samsung

android dominates

samsung is the winner

sorry icrap

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  • 2013-02-08 14:17
  • t7X2

i will not put ios and android because androids are on many mobile phone manufacturers but ios is only apple

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  • 2013-02-08 14:12
  • RcZT



i don't care how many units shipped or sold. all i need for my smartphone to have is an android OS. period.


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  • 2013-02-08 13:38
  • 2IsM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-08 13:14 from RbXH - click to readits better do some research

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  • 2013-02-08 13:18
  • UNA6

I don't trust Samsung's "shipments" much anymore. Beginning of November 30 million GS3s shipped. In January 30 million sold. How many were in the pipeline vs actually sold in November if it took them 2 months and the busiest shopping season to actually move all that product?

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  • 2013-02-08 13:14
  • RbXH

yeah comparing 3 phones to like 1000! it's impressive that apple sold so many phones;

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  • 2013-02-08 13:13
  • fv7X

ahh, again the magic word - "shipped"

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  • 2013-02-08 13:09
  • mjPY

5.1 Windows phones shipped, what a joke. How many were Lumias 4 million?

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  • 2013-02-08 12:56
  • vuZn

apple seeing tough time in china? Well maybe! But iPhone 5 had just entered there and sold 2 million in no time!

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  • 2013-02-08 12:53
  • t1$A

Where is sony?????

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  • 2013-02-08 12:50
  • vb%d

How many phones Android has and Apple has? Ok then.

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  • 2013-02-08 12:49
  • LK3S

various android phones from companies made it to 37%, and iPhone ALONE made it to 11%. Cool!!! :)

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  • 2013-02-08 12:49
  • t1$A

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