Android extends US smartphone lead, Symbian and webOS get marginalized to “others”
1. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
shipped and sold are not the same thing. HTC may have shipped the most, but the other reports showed that Apple and Samsung both outsold them. Basically that just means there is a lot of exess inventory floating around..lol
7. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Shouldn't have taken the extra time typing "heh" I guess
8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Can anyone explain to me why people type "first" as their remarks on an article? What is it that it proves? What is the point? It seems useless to me!
12. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
It means you have no life and you hit refresh constantly.
14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Thanks, that was basically what I was leaning towards anyways. It seems sad that these people have nothing to contribute to an article but a self indulgent "first". Or in this case third! lol
16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
lol Right, I am going to announce my spot in the blog every time I post from now on. lol
5. rishabh700 (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Also see :-
Asus Eee Pad : First Android Tablet With Slide Out QWERTY..........http://goo.gl/B4rJU
9. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Transformer 2 blows it out of the water, and it's being launched next week.
6. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
so.. apple stayed flat and android picked up pretty much everyone that was switching from another platform.
Cant wait for Q1 2012. :)
17. ilia1986 (unregistered)
A.N.D.R.O.I.D = A Nice, Dramatically Revered, Operating (system) (for) Intelligent Devices.
A.P.P.L.E = A Piece (of) Product Lacking (in) Everything.
11. biophone (Posts: 1923; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Very impressive sales from apple and Android
20. stevedojobs (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Blackrose I think you are an American @ a double agent to Android and Apple. I'm the Android fan boy can accept you as double agent. You know why??? Apple is Android real competitor. And the f....king S...e J..s want his company to be monopoly instead to have healthy competition with Android. Here is an article from one of the web side I read that shows that f....king guy want to destroy Android for surviving of his f...king Company
Steve Jobs: 'I'm going to destroy Android'
Jobs went on to say:
I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.
If that sounds strong then what was to come in another interview really underscores Jobs' sense of betrayal at Android's release and his feeling that it was nothing more than an imitation of iOS.
I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong.
Apple had had a close relationship with Google prior to Android's launch. Eric Schmidt, Google's former CEO, had even sat on the board of directors at Apple. That relationship quickly deteriorated in the aftermath of Android's launch and subsequently Schmidt stepped down from the Apple board. It's also interesting to note Jobs' use the of the term 'wrong' here. Google's decision to release Android wasn't just taken as a rival company trying to steal Apple's marketshare, it looks like Jobs took it personally.
Ultimately Jobs didn't live long enough to carry out his threat, but nevertheless Apple continues to sue Android manufacturers around the world. There has been no sign of those protracted legal disputes ending any time soon, but perhaps that was because of Jobs? Perhaps with his passing Apple might feel it is able to extract itself from those battles, but why would it? So far Apple has been winning its 'thermonuclear war'.