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IDC on smartphones in Q1: Android up, iOS down, WP 3rd

IDC on smartphones in Q1: Android up, iOS down, WP 3rd - read the full textAnalyst firm IDC released its report for the first quarter of 2013, which chronicles big rises and great falls. There's nothing new at the top Android and iOS account for 92.3% of smartphone shipments - but the fight for third position is heating up. Android is still in the lead (in fact,...


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> In reply to upgrade @ 2013-05-17 17:39 from M$yv - click to readi am using lumia 520.almost a month and the ui, i feel very boring now. same tiles everywhere. most part of it is plain text, not much graphics. cannot customize it much. seems ios and android more attractive with more colorful and graphical ui with beautiful icons.

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  • 2013-05-20 06:17
  • KFM7

> In reply to M8 @ 2013-05-17 06:20 from vFrW - click to readstill android and ios are the best. wp8 is a guinea pig.

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  • 2013-05-19 18:16
  • 7tLm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-19 14:10 from fkFr - click to read1. android 2.ios 3. ??? decision pending. coz they are very very very down...underneath not even visible to the naked eye.

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  • 2013-05-19 18:05
  • 7tLm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-17 08:08 from HI86 - click to readHahaha you are funny android the best

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  • 2013-05-19 14:10
  • fkFr

Wp8 is crippled. android though has bugs is the best followed by ios

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  • 2013-05-18 08:26
  • YTJ}

> In reply to M8 @ 2013-05-17 06:20 from vFrW - click to readIOS
it could get really slick with IOS7, but who cares?
it's not just the software it is the hardware also, and there are so many restrictions.

Android is my second OS after Symbian and I have has a play with W8 which is really really nice really smooth and I found like Android,
Had W8 been second O/s and Android the new O/S we would be dismissing Android. if you use either now switching to the other is seamless

I moved files calendar / phone records/ between Symbian and Android and I dare say android to W8 will be smooth as well

Ios is NOT team player hardware and sofware
I reserve comment on BB 10 but from what I have seen and had a smaall play on again an o/s that phoe dependent I could upgrade to

I would be downgrading if i went to the IP5 due to its hardware.APPLE PHONE SPECS ARE WELL BEHIND.

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  • 2013-05-17 17:39
  • M$yv

> In reply to Hashish @ 2013-05-17 11:00 from ttvh - click to readYes you are right.Chinese phones are going to rule the world . Look ! how amazing phones they make and unbelievable price and quality.

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  • 2013-05-17 15:38
  • ttvb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-17 08:08 from HI86 - click to readHaha! There's no good or bad OS. It depends on the user. I personally find iOS frustrating, but of course it's flawless for someone else. I hate the segmentation and issues occurring on Android usage, but it's the only to meet some of my needs. I hate lack of proper file management in WP, but it's very simple to use and user friendly. Anyone has pros and cons.

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  • 2013-05-17 13:00
  • 0ZJS

Behold till the Q2 2013 data comes out android will leave no space for any one to breathe are u people noticing the growth in android devices coming out of china reaching every hand in emerging markets where people can't afford expensive phones.they are getting full on value for money from local brands in their respective countries.
and they are all running on android.
haha ! Samsung Nokia Htc Sony u big boys better get back to the drawing board.
and isn't 70% of the world living in emerging markets .ie latin america ,africa,asia
haha what are u biggies left with .
look at panasonic who just made a fool of himself by launching P51 @ 571$ a chinese phone made by TCL. HAHA
Samsung days are numbered now start counting backwards.
great job google i hope it's free for these hardware manufacturers hope they compete with each other till they drop dead
the masses are going to laugh all the way to the bank.

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  • 2013-05-17 11:00
  • ttvh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-17 03:00 from xZs} - click to readThe sense of a conspiracy going on (Microsoft buying Nokia) strikes me again and again.

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  • 2013-05-17 10:00
  • vGEv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-17 08:52 from w0Pt - click to readAgree with you. thats why i support wp8. at the same thing. Bill Gates already donates almost $30 Billion to his charity. when you buy windows phone, its like you are helping too.

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  • 2013-05-17 09:42
  • w0Pt

I think wp8 will stay until it will become mature OS. its hard bring down that OS. Bill Gates just made it to number 1 richest individual in Earth, I think he would not mind putting a lot of money just to improve wp8

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  • 2013-05-17 08:52
  • w0Pt

> In reply to y @ 2013-05-16 21:12 from 3JDF - click to readSalute Nokia for adopting inferior Windows platform.

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  • 2013-05-17 08:31
  • vw1h

> In reply to tomakali @ 2013-05-17 07:05 from vwfg - click to read"Symbian is the dumbest OS ever" - I'm not even going to try:)...pathetic

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  • 2013-05-17 08:11
  • mjPY

Best mobile operating systems:
1-iOS 6
2-Windows phone 8
3-Blackberry OS 10
7-Windows mobile
8-Android series even 4.2

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  • 2013-05-17 08:08
  • HI86

Who has big heart go up while small hearted go down and die.This is the natural low. Apple wanted monopoly but he knows just dollars can not make him up.

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  • 2013-05-17 07:45
  • ttvt

> In reply to stroganoff @ 2013-05-17 05:16 from U}}D - click to readSymbian is the dumbest OS ever, since there was no competition then it was felt as a super OS.
but now it cant compete with any other OS. not even firefox OS.

- fan of Sony Ericsson and HTC
- hater of Nokia
- now lover of Nokia just for WP platform
- hater of anything else on the planet
- Lumia Rules, Pureview Rules,
- True Superphone

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  • 2013-05-17 07:05
  • vwfg

Hahaha Nokia you are looking good in the last positions haha

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  • 2013-05-17 06:28
  • LH07

IOS is better, NO Android is better, NO BB is better, NO Windows is better, NO blah blah blah.

whatever you enjoy is what counts, I have and use everyone of them. Never bored ever
Nokia N86, Samsung Omnia, BB bold 9900, Nokia N9, Nokia 920, Iphone 5, Samsung gs4.
love them all for their individuality and uniqueness ;)

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  • 2013-05-17 06:20
  • vFrW

Hi Guys!
I'm EX Symbian and Nokia user, my last Symbian phone is N8 and for now I'm happy with Android. cheers

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  • 2013-05-17 05:16
  • U}}D

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