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Android is the fastest growing product in tech history

0. phoneArena 06 Nov 2013, 00:37 posted on

We've all been watching as Android has made its meteoric rise in the mobile world, and we have watched as the platform has surpassed the competition. It turns out that we may have been watching something more than just a new dominant force, but a truly historic feat in the tech world. According to new data, Android may be the fastest growing product in tech history...

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posted on 06 Nov 2013, 00:42 23

1. Doakie (Posts: 1215; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Awesome! Grats Android team!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:51 1

14. dickwyn (Posts: 588; Member since: 07 May 2012)


the next thing is to overcome the global population

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 00:43 2

2. NoComment (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)


I wonder what 2014 will bring for windows phones, they seem to be growing really fast, and it wouldn't be to bad if we had another competitor, instead of the ios or android debacle.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:04

12. sipha (Posts: 261; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I would think that would be great.. More competition & more choice is always healthy for consumers... Just terrible for business!!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:11

32. blazee (Posts: 269; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


In my opinion not in the mobile phone market, especially when were talking about someone like microsoft or apple who are just waiting to sue the sh$t out of anyone and ban their products.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 12:57

61. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


I think the word that you are looking for is debate. Not debacle. A debacle is a situation that goes wrong from the start. Ex: BB10

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 00:46 8

3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 360; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Android nos are going to keep on increasing quarter by quarter.Happy to see India on 3rd no for building mobile share.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 01:00 14

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Android - and more generally - open source is the way! The age of closed-source proprietary code is coming to an end! Or so I hope at least. :)

It is time for the likes of Apple and Microsoft to fall and the likes of Google, Ubuntu, Mozilla and others to rise!! :)

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 05:10 1

26. androiphone20 (Posts: 1405; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I like your way of thinking but you got a little out of the way, AOSP is slowly fading away because Google is pushing towards making it closed-source. Kitkat is an example, I'm talking about Google's APIs you may want to do a little research before you get too excited

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:18 1

37. ilia1986 (unregistered)


You mean how kitkat is supposedly harder to root? I wouldn't worry about that seeing as we have hundereds of linux gods on xda.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 20:46 1

56. silver91342 (unregistered)


They are NOT closing the OS (Android). They are closing the sources of their OWN app's;Gmail & Maps, AOSP (Android) is still going strong. The reason is simple, the manufactures and cell providers are crap when it comes to OS upgrades. Breaking out their app's and more importantly Google Play Services apk lets them upgrade ALL HANDSETS with features of the new OS without needing to go through carries and manufacturers. In short Google is cutting through the bull and giving users what they want faster.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 01:02 16

5. Damitel (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


...until I used my first Android(jeallybean 4.2.1) phone, never knew what I have lost these years sticking with Symbians. Thank you googLe for ANDROID!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:52 6

15. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I exactly felt the same after switching to my first Android, the SII, from that sh*tty N8.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 16:55 1

55. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


n8 is 3-4 years old and it still has an amazing camera

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 01:03 4

6. Damitel (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


...until I used my first Android(jeallybean 4.2.1) phone, never knew what I have lost these years sticking with Symbians. Thank you googLe for ANDROID!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 01:08 3

7. livyatan (Posts: 690; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


What is new about this??
The infographics about this phenomenal fact are numerous and have started appearing years ago.

Android is unprecedented

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 01:29 4

8. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


it's a stolen product

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 01:52 12

9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1333; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


As is the GUI that MS and Apple used to make PCs a consumer product. So should Xerox be mad as well?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:01 6

10. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I agree. Steve jobs admitted in a video that they are great artists because they steal. Indeed, iOS is a stolen product.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:58

16. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Steve Jobs admitted Apple steals great "ideas". Apple is not like Samsung that steals IP.

And you wonder why the android camp continues to believe in nonsense.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:01 9

17. Sniggly (Posts: 6898; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Intellectual property IS an idea.

Christ almighty, Ardent.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:29 2

28. tedkord (Posts: 4609; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Seems kinda obvious, doesn't it? But I guess you have to make some ungogly logical contortions to be sure to protect your core belief that Apple does no wrong. Religious fanaticism at its strongest.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:22 1

46. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1583; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Lol BURN!

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 11:31

60. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol.....Exactly.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:07 1

34. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Nice try.. But you failed to make a point...LOL
Keep trolling. Nobody cares about you...
:-)....
:-)....

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:03

11. Sniggly (Posts: 6898; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm invoking Poe's Law here.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 02:28 4

13. ilia1986 (unregistered)


How exactly is android a stolen product again? Because it has icons? lol. It baffles me that people are still mentally stuck in 2010.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:24 2

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3385; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because it rips off Linux?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:31 5

21. Sniggly (Posts: 6898; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You're kidding me. Linux is an open platform that's meant to be built on, and Google never made any bones about what foundation Android is built on.

Mxy, you and I had a fairly reasonable conversation in the article. Don't ruin it by spouting utter nonsense here.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:37 1

48. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


MXY has a point...

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:44

50. Sniggly (Posts: 6898; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


No he doesn't. What are you doing out of your corner?

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:53

52. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well to me he does.. there are many documnets backing his statements..

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 00:06 1

58. Sniggly (Posts: 6898; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


They would back his statements if what Google did was to copy an operating systerm that was not intended to be copied by others, but he's talking about FREAKING LINUX, which is OPEN SOURCE and meant to be BUILT UPON.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 05:55 2

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Go and get some knowledge before making stupid comments. :D

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:30 2

29. PBXtech (Posts: 973; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I seem to remember Google winning the Oracle vs. Google court case, overwhelmingly so.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:31 2

30. tedkord (Posts: 4609; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You can't rip off something that is given away freely. But nice try.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:28

19. McJobs (Posts: 106; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


Let's see...

Why don't we start with...

The whole damn OS???

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:32

22. Sniggly (Posts: 6898; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, definitely a Poe.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 04:27 6

23. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Of course. Prior to iOS phones with touchscreens did not have icons. In fact prior to iOS phone didn't have cameras, embedded music players, lockscreens, capacitive touchscreens, mail apps, calculators or web browsers.

Prior to iOS all phones were rocks. And that's how people communicated. Through rocks. And plants. And the sounds of nature.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:09

35. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


+1 to you sir...

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:26 1

38. PBXtech (Posts: 973; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


C'mon now, it's a well know fact that people used tin cans with string tied between them to communicate prior to the iPhone.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 07:52

31. tedkord (Posts: 4609; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Citation? And no, the ravings of an egomaniac CEO don't count.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:00 1

44. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If you havent noticed...the whole stolen, copied myth has been put to rest a long time ago.

Someone already mentioned Google winning the Oracle case...

Before Honeycomb, ICS.....the only....only... things iOS and Android had remotely in common were...home screen setups. Thats it.

It takes a whole lot more than icons and home screen setups to be an OS.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:43 1

40. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


iPhone is a stolen name that was owned by Cisco.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 12:27 1

45. androidrocks (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


Whats wrong if Android is based on Linux? Then where did iOS come from?

iOS is based on OS X which in turn is 'based on' (okay, stolen/ripoff in your language) BSD.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 03:28 1

20. ericomc33 (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


I'm not surprise, because you only need a google account to register on android whereas on iOS you need visa card in order to get an apple ID. meaning you can't download any free app if you want to unless of cause you jailbreak which is a dubious process for me. Apple want your money more but Android want to give the best they have, that is why Android will keep growing and growing till till.....

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 04:57 1

24. noteseries (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


my first Android is galaxy ace, its terrible phone, turn me back to another symbian, until get tired of coz it has no good apps, then i try n buy galaxy 7plus, galaxy young, galaxy note2, galaxy note3 and galaxy infinite.... now i just love android

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 05:07 5

25. Slammer (Posts: 995; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Only 6 years and complete world domination? Tech marvel it is. As I posted two months ago, Android is not taken seriously enough by fans of other platforms.While all the Apple fans can try and post negatives of Android, 81% of the world wide smartphone users have a different opinion and are pointing out that Android is full of positives. Positives in where it counts. Great choices in an array of handsets with different manfacturers.Tailored setups and customization through personable tastes. And the absolute great value of total power at less expense.

Yes. Android fits into consumer demands rather than consumers fitting into company demands.

John B.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 08:35

33. shy2papa (Posts: 206; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Well said John B well said pal.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:10 1

36. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


+1 to you Sir..
You made all Trollers keep their mouth shut

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:40

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Android does not meet my demands.. and I am not the only one

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:52 1

51. Sniggly (Posts: 6898; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Your demands, eh? Heh. You sound like a terrorist. "Give me what I want or the Optimus S gets it!!!"

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 13:54

53. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow Optimus S.. really.. I have demands when it comes to cellphone and Android is not for me... sorry but one size never fits all...

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 22:45 1

57. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Android is far from being one size fits all. Apple is.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 00:11 1

59. Sniggly (Posts: 6898; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You mean you have *needs.* You have needs which Android doesn't fit. Fantastic.

However, just because you have needs that Android doesn't fit doesn't mean that Android is a "one size fits all" OS. That's iOS.

Android is an OS meant to be pulled, pushed and molded into multiple sizes, sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively. There are hardly any Android devices out there that don't try to fulfill a niche role. The Moto X showcases minimal input required to operate a phone, the Galaxy S4 showcases big, brilliant screens and an OS full of little things, and the HTC One showcases social networking and sound output. Since Android gets modded so heavily in order to go to these different devices, it's no longer a "one size fits all" situation.

However, iOS, which is the same no matter what device you use it on, is definitely "one size fits all." One very boring size, which has increasingly shown its true inflexibility as time has gone on.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 16:42 2

54. Slammer (Posts: 995; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


No one said you were the only one. However, only 15% of the world smartphone marketshare believe Apple suits its need. This is an extremely important fact when debating the demographical choice for platform.

Years ago, only 3-7 percent of computer users thought Apple was best suited for their needs. This doesn't make anyone wrong. It simply states that most poeple have no problem with android in spite of how many Apple fans say Android "sucks."

John B.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 10:35

62. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


What demands? The only other OS which can be as productive as Android is windows desktop version. If your reply is iOS or WP OS then you are just trolling for no reason.
The android Share is 81 %. Surely it meets the demands of those people.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:59

39. garlic456 (Posts: 165; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Saying 5 years is easier than saying 20 quarters

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:50

41. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


I just wish that the other guys (Rockstar) would stop litigating and start innovating. Rockstar is spending millions upon millions of dollars that could go into R&D and charitible works, which is sapping millions upon millions of dollars from Google, Android, and OEM's R&D and charitable works. The only people that get hurt is us, the consumer.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 11:54 1

42. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


Which is odd, considering that some of the OEM's in their lawsuit have helped Rockstar's group by supplying chips and displays. Not to mention that Google services are among the most popular apps on iOS. I'm not sure a lot of people would buy an iOS product without Google Maps, Youtube, etc...

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