cjdelphi, 19 Jan 2012Anyone know if these results include tablets? If we removed tablets from the equation, woul... moretablets sale aren#'t that much but ipod touches are. anyway, apple has fewer devices than any other os yet sold a lot. this is like a story original ipod when it won any other mp3 manufacturers by just ipod and ipod nano.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2012in real world (not researches) symbian has about 20% what a joke. it is not true. symbian is dead platform and nokia themselves cancelled new symbian devices. in OS world, USA rules with windows, mac, android and ios and windows phones
Anyone know if these results include tablets?
If we removed tablets from the equation, would it still show similar results?
Well IOS is fighting with Android alone in the market. So many companies are there who is using Android in their phone, but Apple has its own hardware and own phone. So definitely Apple is the winner here irrespective of the market share of smartphone.
Apart from them, Windows 7.5 is there but still it couldn't capture the market. Expecting windows 8 will do some magic in furture as microsoft is claiming that the Windows 8 will be legend like windows 95.
nokia pls come up with newer and better phone models based on belle, carla and donna before symbian dies... symbian would not be such a dead platform if nokia had released belle and anna versions before two years...
While there are still many who are ignorant by hating without knowledge, thankfully more and more are getting into the iPhone wagon and experiencing it for themselves. The consistently strong sales of iPhone proves that it is a very good experience.
[deleted post]I just don't understand why u don't get the reason why apple stays closed .........
Even adobe is same , no one can control flash except them and only they have full rughts on it. Why u won't ask same thing to them ? Even PS3 or Xbox come with their own software and live network. But u never ask those guys because u got no choice either Xbox or PS3.
And all 3 were success , flash on mobile is a dead end but on PC flash runs good.
So open or closed is not the point.
The whole point is how good the device works.thats the only thing which matters.
U can get a phone for £0 or £599 but both are phones yet different people are buying both.
Some buy £0 and others buy £599.
Why ? It's simple. Even though. Both are phones there is difference how they work.
To make best platform , u need to give best possible user experience.
Apple thinks shrinking the amount of hardware diversity improves the platform and moves it faster.
Android or google thinks opposite.
That's why majority OS users still use 2.x versions and now 4.0 so arrive. Yet 90% still at 2.3 or 2.2 or 2.1.
That's what apple thinks and points out as difficult to move the platform faster.
"They are easy to use, long battery life, more apps (better apps), stable, AND longer support life"
That's pretty much true. It's just that people never used an iphone 4 or 4S and yet they bash the iphone because they hate Apple or whatever.
You can bash Apple all you want but let not mention raw power aka the so called specs, okay? Because like it or not the top of the line iDevices almost always lead at raw power. Until krait or tegra3 become common in phone, the iphone 4s's 543mp2 is far and away the fastest gpu in the market, beside A5 dual Cortex A9 will at least stay respectable for this cycle. Despite all I dislike about Apple i.e the suing chronicle, high pricing... i must admit they're playing the game right.
Gabi, 18 Jan 2012I cannot believe that almost 1 in 2 smartphones sold (in US?) in iphone ....
wtf is wrong ... moreWait... you said battery life sucks on iPhones??????? Umm.... check pretty much ANY side by side test of the iPhone's over the course of their existence and you'll see that its ANDROID phones that suck in battery life. Sorry.
And when will you android fans simply just get it???? You come up with every excuse in the book for why people buy iPhones. But you all completely miss the REAL reasons why people use them. They are easy to use, long battery life, more apps (better apps), stable, AND longer support life. And android guys will never admit those reasons. You just simply cannot come to terms with the fact that the iPhone is a great device.
I hate to breake this to you open source lovers...but
1.Android market vs App Store =0-1
2.A total of 5 devices vs more then 150-200 with a market share that high stands for quality(lets face it samsung puts android in 240x320 display screen with no gpu 128ram etc...I mean they got several good phones so does LG even SE but still they got 2-3 flagships and rest is dust...on the otherhand why would apple open soruce for iOS they make good phones and all 5 were flagships in there time even now 4s vs Samsung and others flagships)...0-2 Apple
3.Yes price is high but then again dont compare galaxy mini with iPhone 4s prices just cuz one has android other has iOS compare price to tag aka 4s vs Galaxy S2 and you'll see that price difference is idd now that big 50-100euros contrac free its not that big dif...Also open source for iOS means viruses which android has atm why risk it?Apple has rise this close source from Macs not only iPhone and imo its good and in the end if you say pay for app in app store get cydia get installous and you get them all free and they are way way more apps then android market
P.S:I got and iPhone 4 and a Galaxy S and trust me Apple is better from most of the things
If you want quality from all point get and iPhone if you want a touchscreen smartphone get any android wp7,bada etc
Only opereting sistem i saw better then apple was magoo
DAN13L, 18 Jan 2012I would somewhat defend what you say. At work, almost all my coworkers that had iphones used t... moreOn my case, wherever I look, they use iPhones, and those got other OS, they got it because they cannot afford iPhones not because of the specs and features Android has to offer. And I never heard on my friends that they want to switch OS. Apple has the most loyal customer. You figure it out, why they stick with Apple? Simply because they happy and content with what it has to offer - stable, optimized, better support, better apps, beautiful minimalist design, etc etc.
[deleted post]Something is real. If iOS were an Open OS. There will be doubts about Android reign. But Apple is greedy.....they will not do this...or let it happen.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2012in real world (not researches) symbian has about 20% You do realise this was regarding smartphones and not phones in general? In which case these stats are correct.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2012Almost every WP7 users who i have heard have said that WP7 is much better than android. I have... moreI had been loyal to Nokia,an just had the Nokia N8 for over a year,an Windows is to Restricted for me,as i had a 32gb micro sd card in my N8 an i knew i could not put it inside the Lumia 800,so got the Samsung Galaxy S2 thats got alot better features than the Lumia 800,an Android was like using a Symbian phone,an the Android Market for Applications is Superb but Windows is way behind Android,a glad i got the Samsung Galaxy S2 instead of the Lumia 800