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  Reply # 488406 1-Jul-2011 19:36
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tdgeek: ---Meanwhile, Apple iFans can rejoice in some good iPhone market share news for a change. :-)---

No, thats incorrect. You cannot expect one phone to match a myriad of other phones of various price points, thats ridiculous. If Android and all its phones were that cool, then one non Android phone will occupy a very very small market share. Maybe you can compare one iPhone4 with one similarky speced Android phone such as one model of the Galaxy. Similar phone, similar price, thats a head to head.

I don't understand your point. This thread is about the Android platform and its performance. I've just posted that in the US, Apple has taken some market share back with a great quarter which has seen its smartphone platform gain share while Android's growth was stagnant.

Incorrect? Only if Apple's iOS smartphone platform didn't gain share after all. Is that what you mean? If so, you're saying Neilsen are wrong. Maybe they are. Have you a link that shows that? If so, I'd like to see that.

And why do you say it's only one phone? There's iP4 and 3Gs. That's two phones. They're entirely different models as you surely know. Yeah, it's only one manufacturer. That's Apple's choice. But it makes no difference to the topic of this thread, which is Android's growth. Or lack of it.

Your posts are beginning to take on the manner of fanboyism. This was never a thread about model vs model. If you'd like to have that conversation, feel free to start a thread with that as its premise. I'll gladly contribute if you do, as I said earlier.

Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

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  Reply # 488645 2-Jul-2011 17:42
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Hi ArtooDetoo

No, not fanboyism, but there are comments about Apple that seem to take the market share issue as a proper and correct evaluation of the state of the market, whereas Apple are not competing in the market persay. They run their business their own way, with one phone, while Google and Microsoft offer mutliple options for a wide array of customers. Thus, if Apple end up Number 3, it does not necessarily make it the number 3 by popularity, as it operates in a smaller market, whereas Google and Microsofts numbers will reflect consumer choice by way of the numbers.


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  Reply # 488650 2-Jul-2011 18:10
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What would be of interest is to understand the breakdown of androids, ie entry level phones, mid level phones, high level phones, basic tablets, ipad level tablets....

As much as love hearing these big overview numbers, getting some comparable numbers would help me understand the almighty android invasion :p

Are the numbers inflated by price fighter handsets and cheap no name chinese devices or is the growth in upper end iphone/ipad competitive devices? As a "fandroid" I still want the battle to be fair apples for apples if you will lol

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  Reply # 488654 2-Jul-2011 18:22
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heh, Apples with Apples

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