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mak63
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mak63,
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11/15/2013 | 9:11:00 PM
re: Android Wins 81% Of Smartphone Market




let me guess mrarick, an apple fan?

 
mak63
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11/15/2013 | 9:04:34 PM
no surprise
Is anyone surprised by this numbers? I am not. And I will make a prediction. Android won't go any further up. Apple just a bit and Microsoft/Nokia will increase market share by a wide margin. Blackberry will stay pretty much the same.




Thomas Claburn
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11/13/2013 | 9:19:22 PM
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Units shipped is only part of the picture. If you look at actual usage of mobile Web browsers, iOS still dominates, with over 55% market share.
http://netmarketshare.com/
rradina
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11/13/2013 | 8:21:40 PM
re: Android Wins 81% Of Smartphone Market
I'm not so sure it's as different as XP/Win8 vs. 3.1 vs. DOS. That's pretty extreme. The latter doesn't even sport a graphical interface.

I might question even whether or not Android is as different between versions as Win95 and XP.
majenkins
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11/13/2013 | 4:56:44 PM
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I am with Ashley confuzzled, cool word BTW, but by a different piece of missing information. I would guess, I hate to assume and I think you know why, that you are talking about the global market and not the US market. As much as I hate to admit but in the past the numbers were significantly different if you look only at the US market. In fact the last time I saw them iOS had a lead over Android in units shipped in one quarter. Is that still the case? Inquiring minds want to know.
mrarick
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11/12/2013 | 10:36:15 PM
re: Android Wins 81% Of Smartphone Market
Can you really count Android as one OS? There are so many versions out there that developing for such a fragmented market is difficult. It's like trying to develop an application that runs on Windows 8, XP, 3.1 and DOS all at the same time.
AshleyM269
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11/12/2013 | 4:35:23 PM
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I feel a bit confuzzled reading this article, you should probably clarify what market share you are talking about as you certainly aren't talking about the Platform market share (the number most people will assume you mean by your numbers). Apple has slid to 12.9% of the market? No, they slipped to 12.9% of SHIPPED VOLUMES.

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?...

According to comscore, They control 40.6% of the MARKET as of September 13 (Before the iPhone 5s/5c had a chance to make an effect).
http://www.comscore.com/Insigh...


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