"Android may have greater market penetration than ever before, but it also has more defectors than ever. According to new data, in fact, more Android users are migrating to the iPhone than ever before"
what a misleading article. In reality, this "market share" number gimmik does not tell you anything. Not 4 in every 5 person has an android device.
OS according to Olympic medals.
Android - Gold.
iOS - Silver.
WP - Bronze.
Others - Stone.
OS according to movies.
AndrOZ the Great and Powerful.
iOpuS Has Fallen.
Window House Down.
Others - This Is The End.
OS users according to movies/TV series.
The A ndroid Team.
WP - The Walking Dead.
Others - We Are What We Are.
Window House Down.
Others - This Is The End.
Japanese went iPhone crazy :D
http://bcnranking.jp/category/subcategory_0010.html top 10 phones are all iPhones!
If Nokia Makes an Android Device, a win-win for both- Android & Nokia but moreover - I'd wait in line to buy.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2013Android sells more for the same reason McDonalds sells more. Much cheaper prices. There's no... moreI highly believe that people who buy low end android, dont really give a crap about apps and upgrades.
and i will go on a limb and say, if you compare all of the samsung flagships and mid-rangers, the marketshare of them would still be higher than the iphone marketshare worldwide
popye, 13 Nov 2013Nokia and Samsung making devices running on the same platform and people will choose the forme... moreNokia already admit that , only a best hardware manufacturer will be the winner of android. That is Samsung.
We are at point where google must be split half in 2 separate companies.
9oo ooo ooo, 13 Nov 2013and yet android sells more in a month than the faPple in a quarter..so how logical is that again?Android sells more for the same reason McDonalds sells more. Much cheaper prices. There's nothing wrong with that, but call it what it is. GSMA conveniently didn't put the chart up, but you can see it if you go to the source. With an ASP of $268, and given Android wide spread of manufacturers, there are alot of crappy, low end devices that help account for that 80%. Most of these phones aren't upgradable and will not be able to adequately run lots of apps. What kind of experience is that?
stop using Nokia and android in the same sentence... nobody here heard of light cones?
The problem is not that Nokia chose Symbian, it is that they bought Symbian and turned it closed source from open source...giving the the next open source OS it's chance...I wonder if Samsung would do the same thing and Firefox OS would be the OS next in Line..
popye, 13 Nov 2013That's a logical inference. Samsung was just playing second fiddle to Nokia pre-iPhone/Android... moreYea agreed. Nokia were the leader at one time. But that time has gone now. Consider it their foolishness or what that they remained oblivious of the rising Androids, they are not relevant anymore (although Lumia fans would strongly disagree). One example..I'll give...just my personal experience. Atleast 3% to 5% of the times Nokia phone did not rang the alarm when I had those phones like N958GB, N97 Mini, Xpress Music etc. But tell u what Samsung phone rang the alarm 100%. Have used S2, S4 and now Note 3. This is just my personal experience. Samsung is good enough to have captured a major share of most of the cellphone markets in the world (apart from USA where Iphone still rules)
popye, 13 Nov 2013Nokia and Samsung making devices running on the same platform and people will choose the forme... moreWhat you are talking is past. It was a diff scenario. But now things are diff. Pls dont talk about if's n but's agn.
popye, 13 Nov 2013Nokia and Samsung making devices running on the same platform and people will choose the forme... moreI see your logic.
Anyone who knew Samsung and Nokia before this era, should agree with you.
People think that Samsung has always been on the back bench, but the truth of the matter is, they were always in the 2nd position fighting for 1st against nokia, so when the android era began and nokia stuck with symbian, they gambled and it paid off
popye, 13 Nov 2013If Nokia wanted instant success, they would have gone the Android route. But no. That's agains... morethey were not in a position to become overnight sucess, they nearly folded as a manufacturer of phones, and needed a few billion dollars in cash, the reason why nokia simply fell from the top of their perch was simple and it was this....they were adverse to changing their OS, they swore by symbian, and for years it was not such an issue, but when more modern, faster smarter OS came out, they refused to either push symbian forward or to change to a new OS, their half baked own os stumbled and they stuck with their dying software, and their market share dropped from a massive 62.5% in 2007 to just 3% by the first quater of 2013, they are on the rise again with the aid of Microsoft and are now the 4th largest manufacturer in the Usa but that;s still not much considering they are light years behind IOS and Android, Nokia phones of old were greatly designed, I remember because i had a lot of Nokias, but their stubbornness was their downfall, i would again like to own a Nokia but i'm not a fan of windows phone Os yet, as it develops then maybe in the future, but not yet.
optimus-, 13 Nov 2013Considering,if's & but's. Thats a whole new world! If nokia was in android, if nokia did t... moreNokia and Samsung making devices running on the same platform and people will choose the former over the latter just like how they did when both of them were making the same Symbian smartphones and featurephones 7 years ago. And you still haven't noticed it yet. Sony and HTC's current market positions are almost exactly the same as it was 7 years ago before iPhone and Android existed. Nokia and Samsung were the true rivals back then with Nokia being the leader and Samsung a distant second and at the expense of Nokia's absence in Android, Samsung now has got all of the lion's share.
- It is not about market share. It is also about customer satisfaction.
- I used to have a Symbian based Smartphone and there are times, when I think I have taken a step backwars.
- Scrolling - the SonyEricson P990i smartphone had a rollerwheel like a mouse on the side, so you could scroll really fast, then todays, finger scrolling, which requires two hands.
- The SonyEricon P990i had a QWERTY keyboard numeric keypad. It was the best of all both touchscreen.
- For me Android / iOS / Windows is a step backwards in phone design
- Most people have gone from a 'basic phone' to Android / iOS, so they think it is really good, but they have missed a step because P990i (and some aspects of that phone) are far more superior. Even trying to find a contact, I can do that in less then a second because of the keyboard and scrolling wheel.
- If someone at Sony is reading this, please bring back an Android version of the P990i
popye, 13 Nov 2013That's a logical inference. Samsung was just playing second fiddle to Nokia pre-iPhone/Android... moreConsidering,if's & but's. Thats a whole new world! If nokia was in android, if nokia did that,if nokia did this!!! Hmmm ,...see its all just if's and but's!!
optimus-, 13 Nov 2013Self consolation at its best!! ROFL!!That's a logical inference. Samsung was just playing second fiddle to Nokia pre-iPhone/Android era and Samsung eventually has gone on to rule Android all because of Nokia's absence in it. You can't really apply the same analogy of Sony/HTC's position in Android to Nokia as Sony/HTC have never been a market leader as Nokia was.