The situation is this more hand set manufactures are using android so its bound to be a situation where more people are using this OS. iOS is on apple products only no other manufacturer has this trust me if they did all of them would use iOS instead, and iOS would hold nearly half or more of the market share easily, now saying this you might all be thinking yeah an apple lover, we consider this I use an HTC desire, I have an Mac book pro, I also use a PC so don't even bother going down that avenue I am just talking fact no emotions attached.
i m loving my android (galaxy s2 )after using iphone for long....
x, 01 Jun 2011I write music with my iPhone, use it for organising business, I can play the newest games, all... moreCan iPhone host wifi to Let 5 device to play online in no net condition.
Can iPhone play flash on web plugin.
Can iPhone Bluetooth to others device for sharing interest of photo , doc or music.
Can iPhone map drive on their PC to their phone.
Can iPhone automatically become thumb drive on PC without iTunes.
Can iPhone tethering any PC to connect web without iTunes.
Can iPhone Play any video or Music format without converts like PC do. Download any format source.
Can iPhone get widget Work on screen in state of bunch of icon.
The can of android is much more to say then iPhone. ios is good but android better. Somemore Google map and Translator was muchange enjoyable by ios dude then comment so much.
olly b, 01 Jun 2011andriod they don't have any good apps, people say andriod is a open market but u still have to... more"root your android phone to bring out its full potential" !?
Thats funny !! Have you ever used an android phone ??? Guess not. Because if you did, then you'd know that you don't have to root or jailbreak your android device for Bluetooth transfers, mass storage mode, tethering, adobe flash, widgets, realtime notifications etc.
Sorry guys, help me to think, its ok with the Android and iOS Revolution, I like both and have both, but i dont understand one thing... If Nokia has million of users (like Android and IOS together) because they are a very old company and all are Symbian phones, how the hell could be that they are 2% ???? I know that they are going down fast but going down from 70% of the market isn't 2% in 3 years... this is difficult to believe. Unless that they are talking about smartphones purchased 2010/2011... but even that... so... what do you people think about this?
theaffidavit, 01 Jun 2011really ? ios runs on iphone , iphone 3g ,iphone 3gs , iphone 4 ipod touch (4 devices ag... moreThat's like saying if I stick different SD cards in my phone, I end up with different models. Many non-iOS phones and devices can do that, so will still have many more different models available than iOS devices.
Looking only at US statistics is pretty much a waste of time, as anybody should know. They are far too skewed to be of much use.
Bunchan, 01 Jun 2011The iOS is best with lots of premium apps. US market has Android being 36/26 or ~35% better... I wouldn't even call that close. world markets rank android even father ahead of IOS. this is how consumers voted with there purchases. get used to it, IOS will never be #1 as it is only available in a limitted number of high end devices. xman
I Android is going to stay on top until either Apple or MS allow lower end devices. This in turn would allow those with not enough money or need for a top end smartphone to buy iOS and WP7.
iOs is great (I use it on iPad) and Android is too (i use it on Galaxy S). Now these are high end systems that deliver the beauty of each system in a fast, smooth manner on glossy hardware.
I have not used WP7 so have no idea how it really is but have until recently used Symbian and I know it is not as bad as they say it is. It's a mature system that needed extra polishing to fit in the glossy world of today as far as UI is concerned.
So as far as I'm concerned no system is that bad here.
ios is better than android? are you serious??? it could never surpass android now the features and availibilty of handsets are like a landslide compared to ios if you dont like one brand you just simply buy another grow up dude and realise that ios is second best to android
olly b, 01 Jun 2011andriod they don't have any good apps, people say andriod is a open market but u still have to... moreAndroid is more open then iPhone,
and rooting is pretty easy,download z4root from market and use it =),while Jailbreak is pretty harder.
And YES,Android market is OPEN,on iPhone you need to get your apps confirmed,but on android your app gets on market after request without no confirmation which means more openness.
No good apps?You haven't heard of all those improvements?All those good apps ported to android?all evolutionary apps on android?nothing?
x, 01 Jun 2011what can you do with android thats good? I have iphone but also got an android handset to see ... moreWell, one good reason, I can change my homescreen the way I want it, not the way apple wants it.
x, 01 Jun 2011I write music with my iPhone, use it for organising business, I can play the newest games, all... moreserious about games?,Do you know gameloft?They are one of the best game makers,they port all games for android too,also go check Tegra zone,it has everything you want,AND,with Nvidia and Sony invest I am pretty sure Android will sure catch up with iOS in terms of being first of making a game
x, 01 Jun 2011I write music with my iPhone, use it for organising business, I can play the newest games, all... moreerm, send shit over bluetooth for a start. 100% free sat nav with google navigation.....Dont have to fork out £50+ for tom tom or copilot live
There is no bad OS, only bad user who doesn't know how to use the potential of their device/OS or it doesn't fit their specific needs, but it doesn't mean they are bad, its just happens that there are better OS + better hardware that suits the needs of the majority of the user. I came from Windows Mobile, Palm OS, now IOS, those OS are great, they are not bad, it's just happens that IOS suits my preference. Same to Android, I probably try if IOS failed to suit my needs. Statistic comparison might be misleading and it doesn't tell much how good an OS/Devices are. Factors such as availability, price, and carrier choice affects the data. Try to do comparison which single device model per category (price range, type, etc) has the most sales, with this you can tell which one has the most number of users. Let's have a fair comparison, try to compare Iphone 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S/S2 vs HTC Desire HD vs iPhone 3G vs Motorola Atrix vs LG vs Blackberry vs Nokia, etc, let's see what would be the result.