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IDC: Western Europe buys fewer phones, prefers Android to iOS

26 June, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
IDC: Western Europe buys fewer phones, prefers Android to iOS - read the full textThe phone market in Western Europe has shifter in Q1 2013, reports analyst firm IDC. In what has been the quarter of slowest market growth since 2004, feature phone shipments fell 31% to just 12 million and even smartphones took a hit. Android makers are on the rise Samsung, Sony and LG all...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-01 15:09 from DVqg - click to readAgreed! Lumia phones are quite fast even with the low specs... If you optimize your phone, it's fast...

For me, the problem with Windows (and iOS for that matter) is that it doesn't allow for the customization that Android gives you...

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  • 2013-07-04 14:43
  • m}9e

> In reply to TransAtlant @ 2013-06-28 21:21 from TuhJ - click to readWP OS does not need the bettery draining quad and octa cores for performance. Hardware isin't everything.

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  • 2013-07-01 15:09
  • DVqg

> In reply to Vine @ 2013-06-27 12:10 from IHVb - click to readBull***t!
L920 have a hardware that can at the most be ranked with Galaxy S2 of 2011 Android vintage.

Comming WinPhones are set to have 4-core processors and 1920x1080 screen resolutions.
Something that been around in the Android corner since last year.

A big Question mark has to put i next WP version with HD-res and quad-core processors will run in todays Winphone mobiles... Or if Microsoft will make u buy a new phone and ditchin WP8.x mobiles like they did with WP7.5... And before that WP7... And before that WinMo 6.x.

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  • 2013-06-28 21:21
  • TuhJ

Its the Windows OS that is failing NOKIA Lumia devices, otherwise the hardware of the Lumia series is few notches above whatever that we have today.

The day, the app ecosystem in Windows becomes as good as that in Android/iOS, all the Samsungs of the world will run for cover..

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  • 2013-06-27 12:10
  • IHVb

I think people should relax and enjoy. Its a great time to be a phone consumer now with all the choices and fantastic tech packed into these phones.

WIth nano tech up and coming, the first phonemaker that realizes the phone will eventually replace the notebook (which has already replaced the pc), WINS.

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  • 2013-06-27 03:07
  • GT6G

LG will soon to take the second spot.

Im glad to hear about " G2" the most advanced and beautiful smartest phone to date...
Kudos LG.

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  • 2013-06-27 02:58
  • v0qJ

> In reply to Alex @ 2013-06-26 11:57 from 9x7a - click to readDoes Apple sell ios to other companies so they can use it on their phone?

It's's how all these companies choose to run their business.

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  • 2013-06-27 02:56
  • GT6G

Sony is getting better!

so yeah, its about time, and the rest will get kicked off!

especially those shitty platforms: Windows Mobile and iOS

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  • 2013-06-27 02:28
  • Njci

> In reply to Ixil @ 2013-06-26 17:16 from m}9e - click to readIf blackberry or nokia goes android, they will be minor players in android space. at most, just like sony.

Although i cannot complain if Nokia goes samsung style with Galaxy and ATIV series (have both android and WP8 lines), Lumia design are sexy and sexier if you could put android in it.

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  • 2013-06-26 19:16
  • y{jp

> In reply to geordie8t1 @ 2013-06-26 16:46 from 3Jn} - click to readAh,
Thanks for clarifying. You really got me there in your first post. :)

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  • 2013-06-26 17:44
  • j5Bb

> In reply to Alex @ 2013-06-26 11:57 from 9x7a - click to readAndroid is an open system, brands like Nokia and Blackberry don't use them because they don't want to... Apple, well... no comments...

This is to say, if brands don't want to use the top selling OS at the moment, that's their bad market strategy, now don't excuse them because Samsung uses it... Samsung is being smart (and no, I don't own a Samsung)... They use Android, and have best phone in the market right now... Other companies have to step up...

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  • 2013-06-26 17:16
  • m}9e

> In reply to Get real! @ 2013-06-26 15:08 from j5Bb - click to readHaha actually mate i do have a clue. But i see the error im my post. Half my text has not even uploaded. How bizarre. What i meant to say is that the only two companies comepeting are apple and samsung and between the note 2 the s3 and iphone 5. Between then they shipped nearly 100 million phones in a year. Which was in reply to to another member that i was talking to and i was explaining how the market is becoming saturated with flagship superphones and it is no wonder there is a downturn in sales figures. And it also makes sense why feature phones are on the increase

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  • 2013-06-26 16:46
  • 3Jn}

lol nothing even mentioned about blackberry :P

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  • 2013-06-26 16:43
  • fqmg

> In reply to Tomi @ 2013-06-26 15:57 from JbRy - click to readSorry - Get real ... my reply wasnt for you!

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  • 2013-06-26 16:18
  • JbRy

> In reply to brnare @ 2013-06-26 11:56 from v0Xf - click to readI love my SGS3 design, never had that confi feeling when holding a phone before ... if they change design to stupid angular or geometric I am done with them !!!

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  • 2013-06-26 16:01
  • JbRy

> In reply to Get real! @ 2013-06-26 15:08 from j5Bb - click to readI am sure that everybody understand this, only you are confused ;-)

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  • 2013-06-26 15:57
  • JbRy

> In reply to Dorian @ 2013-06-26 12:50 from iA4Z - click to readyou do realise the GS4 is the most advanced phone right now...?

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  • 2013-06-26 15:36
  • sG%x

> In reply to Dorian @ 2013-06-26 12:50 from iA4Z - click to readI'm not Samsung's fanboy...but i agree with you! Well said :)

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  • 2013-06-26 15:26
  • Xu}F

> In reply to geordie81 @ 2013-06-26 13:15 from 39x{ - click to readAt first, I thought you made a mistake but then I recognized that you just don't have a clue, so, let me help you out a little bit:

Samsung is not a phone, it's a company.

Android isn't a phone either, it's an operating system!

Do you care to explain to me what 2 phones you're talking about?

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  • 2013-06-26 15:08
  • j5Bb

I'm glad Sony is back in business of top end devices :D

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  • 2013-06-26 14:22
  • RKky

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