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Gartner: smartphones outsell featurephones thanks to Android

14 August, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Gartner: smartphones outsell featurephones thanks to Android - read the full textGartner has released its Q2 2013 mobile phones sales report, which shows that smartphones have outsold featurephones for the first time. Worldwide smartphones sales grew up to 225 million units, a 46.5% increase from the same period last year. This has mostly come at the expense of feature...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 13:55 from KFPw - click to readpoor people can say only these things when they have nothing to say or defend the loss of their products in the hands of others... 80% of the companies adopted android as their primary OS which caused android to dominate but that doesnt mean majority are 100 dollar phones, actually majority are flagship phones n u know todays android flagship costs almost the same as iphone flagship so stop calling android cheap u fruit eating boy...

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  • 2013-08-14 14:13
  • fCGQ

Dumb phones? At least those dumb phones don't lag like cheap Android phones.

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  • 2013-08-14 13:59
  • KFPw

" Google's OS holds 79% of the smartphoen market share for Q2 2013, according to Gartner." Smartphoen? Lol. Back to topic, those Smartphones aren't actually smartphones. Those Android phones that comes between the price tag of 100$-150$ are just some standard feature phones with a lot of limitations such as "lag, poor battery backup, worse screens and a very frustrating user experience."

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  • 2013-08-14 13:55
  • KFPw

> In reply to Gelvin @ 2013-08-14 13:41 from sSP2 - click to readTrue.. Some task is not for phones.

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  • 2013-08-14 13:49
  • PUmB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 12:51 from v0Xt - click to readThose who don't like Smartphones much and only prefer calling and messaging from their phones. Like me. I like smartphones too but I always prefer my laptop and computer for heavy tasks. Though, I got a 920.

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  • 2013-08-14 13:41
  • sSP2

Who ever its using, what is your problem, they buy what they can afford so i don t think so it s cheap. for them its an expensive one.

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  • 2013-08-14 13:39
  • KAw8

> In reply to Data Grab @ 2013-08-14 13:23 from t7Xr - click to readThat would be stupid

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  • 2013-08-14 13:39
  • 3Jn}

> In reply to Shteeve @ 2013-08-14 13:29 from mga3 - click to readI Don't think it's still too late. They can have two OS as well for their smartphones but there is no guarantee that going Android will boost their market shares.

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  • 2013-08-14 13:34
  • sSP2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 12:51 from v0Xt - click to readI like many other people, prefer feature phone, i don't want or need smartphone, what's annoying is people who think that they know better, they "advice" me to buy a smartphone because "it's just better", i tell them that i only need to charge it once every 3 weeks, so how long the battery last in their smartphones?

I prefer a computer to use the net, a phone for calling and texting.

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  • 2013-08-14 13:32
  • TrjR

> In reply to h4tEbr33d @ 2013-08-14 13:09 from 6PGw - click to readLIke i said, it could be a case of is it too late for nokia to jump on the Android wagon?

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  • 2013-08-14 13:29
  • mga3

lol
nokia is not in list :D

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  • 2013-08-14 13:29
  • vGix

> In reply to Shteeve @ 2013-08-14 12:56 from mga3 - click to readAn android-powered Nokia Lumia 1020..I'd buy that for a price of both Iphone 5 and Galaxy S4

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  • 2013-08-14 13:23
  • t7Xr

> In reply to Shteeve @ 2013-08-14 12:56 from mga3 - click to readthey have the best builds and hardware and i don't think anyone else can compete.. i just suggest that they make windows phones as usual but release android versions as well... we all know that if that happens then every other company is going down the drain simply because htc or samsung cannot compete... ever... with that delicious hardware

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  • 2013-08-14 13:09
  • 6PGw

> In reply to Awais485 @ 2013-08-14 12:27 from uZaT - click to readAlthough Android is leading in market share I dont think Nokia will benefit from taking it on board. Nokia has left it too long and if they changed now it would just look like they are jumping on the band wagon and hoping that the OS alone will boost their sales which it might do but i seriously doubt it now.

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  • 2013-08-14 12:56
  • mga3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 12:51 from v0Xt - click to readI guess Android phones are cheap but over here in the mall it's free wifi with the cheap people using iphone/tablet.

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  • 2013-08-14 12:53
  • IWQ0

Who usrs feature phone these days? When you go to a mall with free wifi, all casual users are sitting on a bench bowed down doodling with their cheap android phone/tablets...

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  • 2013-08-14 12:51
  • v0Xt

Looks like Nokia is doing ok. With 90% of the WP market, they sell some 6.5 million devices- not bad at all, and much better than going into Android.

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  • 2013-08-14 12:51
  • S2KQ

This just means that alot of people are catching up in terms of technology and are willing to advance.

I work in telecoms and you still get loads of older customers who buy simple phones but it looks like more and more are willing to learn how to use smartphones.

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  • 2013-08-14 12:51
  • mga3

> In reply to Awais485 @ 2013-08-14 12:27 from uZaT - click to readquite right, Nokia needs to switch to Android if they are to survive

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  • 2013-08-14 12:47
  • pXYE

Thats really advancement and revolution on wireless mobile devices......hope in next 20 years everyone will have a smartphone even in emerging market like Afrika.

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  • 2013-08-14 12:41
  • NwGH

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