Android now on nearly half of all smartphones
1. Sniggly (Posts: 6404; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Goddamn toy car got low on batteries and kept going off, which woke me up.
But, while I'm still awake, might as well say hi and mention that these are amazing numbers. Let the war begin.
Oh, and I'm warning you, Taco. Don't start any s**t. Final warning. I want to be able to back you up, so don't screw it up.
Nobody else start anything either. No excuses. Let's have some peace around here, okay?
2. Whateverman (Posts: 3157; Member since: 17 May 2009)
This is quite an accomplishment indeed. My question is what the heck happened over in Schaumburg? Motorola practically started the Android craze, but suddenly got lazy. The Phonton and Bionic had better bring some serious muscle, because I can't see them getting a third chance.
6. Sniggly (Posts: 6404; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Motorola is only just now accelerating their international presence.
8. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you get to the top, you get complacent. It happens to nearly every company. Everyone tries to out do you and eventually u get taken over.
48% to 19%. Wow, just a month a go it was 40% to 18%.
man, that iphone5 better be incredible. :)
11. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3447; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I think Motorola will bounce back. People want solid, good quality phones. Motorola IS delivering that! If Motorola can just make a bigger splash outside of the U.S., people will see what a good product Motorola has. The Motorola Photon 4G got a 9 out of 10. The Droid 3 is a solid phone, the Droid X2 is another winner, & the Droid Bionic (if it ever comes out) will be the best phone they have. People WILL see that & I think they will be fine.
3. Irad123 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Motorola make the best android phones.
Atrix, Droid 3, Droid X2, Bionic, Photon - some of the best in the industry - they just don't get respect...
7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
LOL, keep dreaming. iOS is posting record numbers, unlike Android. only reason why Android has such inflated numbers is because it's spread across so many platforms. I can take a p.o.s. phone and slap Android onto it and it'd be no different than the statistical data in this article.
Plain and simple, Android also has a high retention rate because customers don't want to be bother with all the ridiculous features that can take some time to learn. People may flame Apple, but at least iOS is easily learnable outside of the box.
9. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
iOS sold 20 million devices
Android sold 52 million devices
for the quarter.
i know your not able to not be a fanboy, but it looks like android is the one posting record numbers here. Every month they raise "XXX androids activated daily" by nearly 50k.
10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3447; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
The_Miz look this is all personal opinion. People out in the world have the ability to make a choice just like you can. People are choosing Android over Apple. This isn't some controlled communist thing. It's not like people are being oppressed into buying Android. People are the consumer, people are the ones who go to the retailers & pay with their hard earned money. People in the US & the rest of the world are not being coerced in to buying Android. Facts are people like Android over Apple. This isn't some mass conspiracy the whole world came up with so we as a single unit can bring Apple down. I truly promise you this. People have just as much exposure to Apple as they do Android. People just want the little green robot, not a little apple. lol I really think people are getting bored with iOS.
12. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
btw, android is extremely easy to learn. People only get lost when you talk about rooting. Its not difficult in the least
13. box (unregistered)
Android itself is a platform, ergo it cannot be "spread across so many platforms" as you state. Also, there are particular hardware requirements to make Android load, just as there are hardware requirements for computer operating systems, i.e. you can't install Windows7 on something originally designed for Windows95, or on something designed for Mac OS6: chipsets, GPUs, CPUs, memory, speed, etc, they're all factors in determining a compatible OS. Android actually requires more higher-end chips than Symbian, iOS, or Blackberry, hence the introduction of higher-frequency chipsets and multiple cores
14. Jyakotu (Posts: 813; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I think what The_Miz is saying that Android is gaining so much market share due to the open source nature of it all. Google doesn't have requirements set for manufacturers to use the OS. After all, there are a lot of Android phones still being released now with outdated OS versions and less than stellar specs (like 600MHz processors, etc.). The numbers are impressive, but then again, not really because the OS is open source.
Compare to iPhone/iOS, which is handled by Apple and only Apple. Still, the iPhone and iOS sell due to brand name alone. Android sells, IMO, because of the myriad of phone choices on multiple carriers, even prepaid ones.
15. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
All those people who disagree with me, read the title of this article.
I don't want your pathetic excuses. Android is beating iOS.
16. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
While I am a serious Android supporter and avid Apple hater. I will say this about those numbers stated at the top of this board, they equate to 157.5 million Android activations a year which is half of America. I don't think that 500,000 a day number is accurate.