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Kantar: iOS usage grows 3.5% in the US, gets closer to Android

08 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Kantar: iOS usage grows 3.5% in the US, gets closer to Android  - read the full textA market research conducted by analyst company Kantar Worldpanel shows that iOS has grabbed 41.9% of the smartphone market in the US for the three-month period ending in May. That's an increase of 3.5 percent points over the same period of last year. This gets Apple's mobile OS closer to...

 

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> In reply to [deleted post]That's what you get for using cheap quality phones like Galaxy series.

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  • 2013-07-10 01:12
  • kg3y

> In reply to MT1385 @ 2013-07-09 12:09 from PIbs - click to readAgain.. sarcasm, learn to detect it :p

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  • 2013-07-09 21:19
  • snAh

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-09 00:45 from Im42 - click to readAre you immune to sarcasm? :p

The "Apple invented music" should have helped spot it ;)

On subject : a lot of people who had no interest in smartphones before will buy an iPhone because it's simple to use, and limited enough to make sure they can do no damage.

I personnally had Windows Mobile phones, then Android phones, then bought an iPod Touch to see what it was all about (so I had almost the same thing as an iPhone).
It's nice, but becomes boring really fast :(
I don't play that much on my phone / mp3 player, so looking at a list of icons has its limits :p
For music, it's nice enough though.
It's hard to use such a small screen when you get used to bigger ones though (HTC HD2, Galaxy S3 then S4 now)

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  • 2013-07-09 21:17
  • snAh

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-09 09:10 from p771 - click to readThen how any company can get patent without having any innovation. Do you think USPTO is fool?

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  • 2013-07-09 18:47
  • 6iMY

> In reply to MT1385 @ 2013-07-09 12:09 from PIbs - click to readApple has innovated nothing with the iphone. It was not the first touchscreen smartphone and every one of it's features has been pinched from elsewhere. The design is bland and outdated, it hasn't changed much since the original iphone. The phone is for idiots who cannot understand how to operate an android or W8 phone.

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  • 2013-07-09 13:40
  • m5d1

Lol, India is one of the biggest markets for upcoming tech

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  • 2013-07-09 13:01
  • 956x

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-08 21:35 from njMc - click to readApple invented mobile phone........

i think u were born after 2007..

Motorola was the first company to produce handheld mobile phone..

Nokia developed Finland's first mobile phone network, making Finland the first country in the world to have full mobile phone coverage for private citizens, that was year 1978..way way before Apple came to mobile market..

Dude these are called innovations..

Apple brought a revolution(Smart Phones : which are not so smart they can't iron my shirt and make breakfast for me....), not innovation..

Grown up buddy..

and for Samsung Fans don't say that Samsung innovated..they even can't innovate in terms of design..they innovated(copying) and making all their mobiles look like same utilizing each single millimetre of plastic they bought..

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  • 2013-07-09 12:09
  • PIbs

> In reply to not iii @ 2013-07-09 06:22 from vM6p - click to readnope...try again please...

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  • 2013-07-09 10:09
  • awbE

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-09 00:04 from p771 - click to readThe market will grow oversaturated with iPhones and iPads. Apple needs such sales to survive. And iOS is not an OS.

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  • 2013-07-09 09:57
  • ajUj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-09 04:29 from PGXj - click to readKeep dreaming. Apple is going down soon. Most people have no need of expensive featurephones.

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  • 2013-07-09 09:55
  • ajUj

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-09 09:10 from p771 - click to readeven processors are not made by Samsung..they are from other manufacturers.

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  • 2013-07-09 09:36
  • PIbs

> In reply to Denzil @ 2013-07-09 07:55 from t1$F - click to readNokia depends on third party to develop what..plz explain..
atleast don't troll without knowledge..

Even when Nokia is down it has given number of innovations in past years itself..Pureview remember 808 41MP, Samsung even reached the level of 20MP,low light imaging from 920,just go and check the comparisons with S3 or try even S4..
Nokia Here Maps..offline navigation..
these are only a few..
now please provide what samsung innovated..other than making all their phones look like same..

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  • 2013-07-09 09:12
  • PIbs

> In reply to Denzil @ 2013-07-09 07:55 from t1$F - click to readInnovation is making something completely new, making faster processors isnt innovation.

So again, what samsung have innovated for mobile devices in last 5 years, i still havent heard even one example.

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  • 2013-07-09 09:10
  • p771

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-08 20:07 from p771 - click to readSamsung is the master innovator. they develop and make hardware by their own.Nobody can match their high end hardware, whereas Nokia depends on third parties for everything.

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  • 2013-07-09 07:55
  • t1$F

> In reply to iCrappleyou @ 2013-07-08 20:03 from t7Xr - click to readSamsung is innovating..how..please explain..in terms of design for the past 3 yrs nothing changed..

and for record m not apple fan..

but this Samsung innovating this is really innovative..



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  • 2013-07-09 07:52
  • PIbs

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-08 21:35 from njMc - click to readRotflo.....lol lol lol! For you to be saying that apple invented the 1st mobile phone makes me wonder how you communicated pre-2007! A home telephone line?? Walkie talkie?? What rock do you crawl from under?

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  • 2013-07-09 07:41
  • 3sEj

Very soon iPhone will be the world's only phone. By the rate Apple is going, they'll will hit 2015.
By 2018, Apple will be shipping 44 Billion iPhone... very soon, everyone will catch up. Having their 6th iPhone.

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  • 2013-07-09 06:22
  • vM6p

Apple will die soon and we need to museum to see I-branded product...........

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  • 2013-07-09 04:56
  • v6sA

Cool down ifans. Still Android is market leader in United States and worldwide.

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  • 2013-07-09 04:48
  • 6iN2

iOS 7 has shaken the world. Samsung fanboys will continue their mindless and futile bashing of iPhones and Apple.

S4 with android will have 2 years to prove themselves to be non-laggy and non-battery draining plus have quality apps. Else.. they will change place with WP8 and become third.

Its time for android's wakeup call!

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  • 2013-07-09 04:29
  • PGXj

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