Andres, 31 Mar 2011When there is not a single Nokia device running WP7 on the market, I would not only take thus ... moreI think these analysts are assuming that every Nokia user will convert to the WP platform. I know Symbian have a following but I'm not sure they will transition to WP even if Nokia floods the market with WP next year.
When there is not a single Nokia device running WP7 on the market, I would not only take thus so-called study with a pinch of salt, but a whole sack of it!
a lot of people do not buy a phone or gadget wandering what os its running. the successor will the os that go into most consumer products. ie android now. its in every bloody bit of kit these days!!!!
IDC will be correct with these predictions. If there one company that can make WP7 popular, it is Nokia. And Nokia isn't dying. Get off the pipe. They are losing ground but are 2-3x a better phone seller than #2. They will continue to be popular in Europe since they are the only European powerhouse in the industry (sorry, Ericsson). Most hardware manufacturers are either Asian or American. The top four OSes by 2015 will all be North American. Nokia can dominate Asia and still be #1 in volume sales. China and India have population in the billions. Indonesia ranks 4th in the world. Asia is the most populated continent and the new frontier on how to expand marketshare. That is fertile ground. Apple will never be bigger than Nokia in Asia or Europe even if Nokia continues to flop in the U.S.A.
This is based on global volume sales and Android and WP7 have multiple OEMs to give them variety. One size doesn't fit all. WP7 is only 4-months old. Give it time to grow. iPhone didn't even have official apps in its first year. Android was still niche in early 2009 when it was only 4-months old. People are still stuck with contracts. Rome wasn't built in a day. By the end of 2012, WP7 will be no worse than Top 3. BlackBerry will become too niche like webOS even if QNX looks superior to all of them. Popularity vs quality doesn't mean the same thing.
To all those that are saying that Symbian is dead, it probably is for high end phones in Nokia handsets where it will be replaced by the Win7 operating system, however all the cheap low end handsets will remain in order to battle the cheap end Android phones. And considering that Nokia low end hand phones are cheap in developing nations like India and China where the population is on the rise, dont think that Symbian will be going away so soon.
[deleted post]Sweety, i just crashed my android phone on the wall coz really SUX! iPhone might be stupid, but at least do and receive calls, even if have problem with the coverage, not like the froyo I had, that was calling anyone, anytime he wants... It was a real huge shit! I'll never buy again an android phone, and if I have to give any prediction I'll say that 'till 2015 or whe world will disappear or android as OS, but I guess the second one it's more probable!
I don't think android will make it much further than 2012. It's too much hype but not a real OS. All this cloud based apps - system isn't going anywhere either. Symbian WILL keep falling, down to a 15% floor or something around that. and iOS won't ever reach even 8% (world).
I never used an iphone until iphone4. Used to hate iphones about their limitation, crappy camera, etc. After using the iphone4 (ditched x10 because had a faulty phone that couldn't charge from day 1), I am attached to the ease of use. however, do I really like it? Looks are rather plain(not much of a desgin). The screen is great when it first came out, but I'm tempted to try a Galaxy. And for @#$$t sake, after so many years, why no flash??!!! If i find a phone as convient as the Iphone4, i might jump ship and switch. Reasons:
other phones have better screen, power and comes with a more intersting design. Doesn't have ridiculous limitations such as no bt transfer, useless facetime on wifi(If I was at home or at a wifi spot, why don't I use a laptop?, since transferring files from the iphone4 is a pain ass already) Windows 7? No! I don't want to go further back in time than the iphone4! Any suggestions on what android phone I should get?
I think it's info about US only... Hard to believe that Symbian will end up bellow 1%...:/
What if next WP7 update sucks.. What if next iOs update takes over the Worls again?. What if android makes huge step forward and beats the crap out of any competition! .. Too many if.. You can NEVER Know what will be
Rafe, 30 Mar 2011I applaud to your comment! Believe me ,you don't know how powerful NOKIA is,you just need to step outside US
AMH, 30 Mar 2011Galaxy S is one year old with driver problems.
Android marketing is expanding very fast, and ... moreGoogle also takes 30% of the money just like Apple.
Source: Wikipedia- Priced Applications
AMH, 30 Mar 2011Android is good as it is without evey company trying to skin it. True IOS doesn't have these ... moreSteve jobs is a genius ...no doubt about that ...we are talking about 2 os ...why you argue about steve jobs or fan boys and insult the others who believe ios in better...this is a discussion and not a fight...discussion based on scientific reasons and based on reality....both ios and droid have their pros and cons....mostly its a matter of taste but if u look and investigate deeper you will notice that ios is safer...more user friendly interface and got more speed and reliability plus app and games are much better...thats a fact
AMH, 30 Mar 2011Galaxy S is one year old with driver problems.
Android marketing is expanding very fast, and ... moreIt's not 60% but 30%. Apple takes 30% and the developer takes home 70% of the money.
sam, 30 Mar 2011here is whats gonna happen: 1- there will be no wp7 till 2015 ...maybe wp but not wp7!!! 2... moreApple will never reach 35% ever in fact they will go down in ratings.The economy is bad and i know people who 100% will never enter into a 24 month contract again.So they cannot afford an ifone outright so all are going for Android.Ok its only 7 people i know but these people are in work but they still can never know 24 months ahead can they.So thats 7 people going from ifone to Android.I myself have n8 but yes it is clunky and ovi store is slow.anyway i would love other folk to ask round for themselves but me asking round sees a HUGE downturn in 24 month contracts.
sam, 30 Mar 2011well we are talking about the droid on a phone and all know that galaxy s is a good phone...bu... moreAndroid is good as it is without evey company trying to skin it.
True IOS doesn't have these problems because mainly it runs on one handset build for it, unlike android installed on HTC, Samsung, Motorolla, LG, Sony Ericsson and much more, But if you buy Google Nexus, you wont have any problem at all.
But have you seen the HTC Evo 3D with HTC Sense UI 3.0 and 1.2 GHz Dual Core? now tell me that isn't a pure sex beautiful and smooth device!
I love Iphone 4 design, i actually wish there was an android version of it looOOool!!!
I just dont like the restrictions apple are putting on me thats all.
And it is overpriced
AMH, 30 Mar 2011Galaxy S is one year old with driver problems. Android marketing is expanding very fast, and ... moreand...have u seen see rage hd on ios? prince of persia and maybe fifa 2011 which is around 1 gb.... and compare it with droid ? yore kidding...u talk about few ones on droid man.....not in all aspects an app
AMH, 30 Mar 2011Galaxy S is one year old with driver problems. Android marketing is expanding very fast, and ... morewell we are talking about the droid on a phone and all know that galaxy s is a good phone...but droid is faulty and laggy there...i dont know about the other ones but i know most htc phones has rom limitations for applications...once more i tell you that droid has its capabilities you try to show that its perfect ios which is not...ios is better choice till now cause has at least no problems like driver or....