I'm affraid smartphone competition is a kind of race with handicap.
Seems that Microsoft let Apple and Google to dominate the market for a
while but after a period decided to start-up the race. Remember who was the dominating mobile OS on bussiness smartphone's market at debut(year 2000). Win CE of course. Microsoft has a lot of expertise in this domain. Microsoft marketing machine is unbeatable.
Wp8 is based on nt kernel with a huge potential over linux. Less security issues. Intel just calibrate his x86 clovertrail for smartphone mass production. Microsoft-Intel always a wining combination. AMD waiting at the corner. Future of ARM...?! In the fog. I hope Ubuntu mobile together with Android to become strong enough to be able to fight with Microsoft in future.
The %age of iOS in China cannot be correct if the results are nationwide. There is no way that if all the population is included every 4th phone in the country is an iPhone.
no system over android realy android is the best i am using windos 8 now it is very bad i will take off windos and go to android
Unfortunately, seen month-on-month, the Kantar figures paint a different picture http://i.imgbox.com/abkXLk3h.png
Beware Google and Apple! Microsoft is rising and Nokia will be back soon. Go Windows Phone!
Android is best ever mobile operating system , open source monster. I loved my s4 .
the anonymous guest, 01 Jul 2013No, not really. All I know is that both my droid devices got at the same point and with pretty... moreThat is true for me too, Google should control android since pirated and low class devices emerges and that in turn could harm android in the long run. It is like you will require to buy new one 2 times a year. Android now a days are cheap phones and anyone can buy them. The question is the quality. Are they good. I am not against android but against those OEMs selling crap devices. And since there is no way to stop it now it will be a big problem overall. Each devices running different OS and not all apps working will be a big problem and I experience it myself. You are required to buy higher end androids due to this fragmentation. This will destroy android in the long run.
geordie81, 01 Jul 2013yeah i have had 3 android tablets and 6 android smartphones and have never seen what this pers... moreNo, not really. All I know is that both my droid devices got at the same point and with pretty much light use. I got rid of the "smartphone" and went back to my beloved symbian. As for the tablet, after a week or so, now it doesnt even turn on. no-name chinese tablets should be banned from all markets for all I know.
If you STILL havent heard of such thing, maybe you should google it, I found at least 300.000 results for this problem :)
boosook, 01 Jul 2013You can see that the only countries where WP rose are the ones where Symbian was strong and lo... morenope Microsoft already announce 50% of the users came from feature phones not necessarily Symbian maybe bada and other old OS not regarded as smartphone. 23% from android and the rest maybe IOS and BB. And I am one of those android users before. I also know many who switched either android or IOS. Not to mention many nokia fans who uses preferably android but wanting nokia going android which some of them realizing to go back to nokia. If I am to chose I would prefer a device not running a popular OS but will last long unlike many new androids which a piece of crap. the ratio of smartphone to feature phone is almost 50:50 and most of them nokia and if most of those feauture phone users switch to WP Nokia phones then Guess what It will humble android users.
boosook, 01 Jul 2013strange... me and my girlfriend own two android smartphones and two android tablets and it nev... moreWow! I'm glad for you, your gf and your droids! I hope you wont get to see that nasty bot lying down with open guts and exclamation mark...
hi, 01 Jul 2013It's good that android is doing so well because it benefits far more companies than thethe lik... moreSure thing we all have android devices at home 2 tablets and two phones. But 3 of them are piece of shit since most android devices now are made of low quality and in less than 5 months they are sluggish already. I sold mines and mind you its a Galaxy S device and now most of my games are not working. And most of them are overpriced too not to mention android is a freeware unlike IOS and WP which is not and yet their devices are much reliable. This problem will cause androids downfall. Low class devices and fragmentation is gonna destroy it down. I am android fan before but after my experience on android devices no matter how high spec is it it is still a sluggish. I am never buying android again. I have nokia phones before and up to now after 3 years they are all working fine without any problem unlike cheap droid phones which bearly make it half a year.
boosook, 01 Jul 2013strange... me and my girlfriend own two android smartphones and two android tablets and it nev... moreyeah i have had 3 android tablets and 6 android smartphones and have never seen what this person is referring to, maybe he is messing around with roots and rom packages incorrectlyor something , and maybe at least he could elaborate on what he is talking about
Nikolay, 01 Jul 2013Is Kantar tendentious? Why is iOS on top in all of the charts? It shouldn't be if you look at ... morecomScore is far better in the US, they said that wp has lost a lot this quarter there
LOL and Mega LOL
Heres you wrote WP is gaining ground and top you say Nokia need a change to Android to survive, hmmmmm.
Nokia is doing a good job in WP or not. Because if WP is growing, why then they will need a change to Android OS.
the anonymous guest, 01 Jul 2013A smartphone that will at some point surely give you a robot lying down with open guts and an ... morestrange... me and my girlfriend own two android smartphones and two android tablets and it never happened once. We must be very lucky! ;)