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Google shifts patent momentum, Android continues to dominate stateside in the second quarter

0. phoneArena 22 Aug 2011, 08:35 posted on

Android continued to dominate the US smartphone landscape in the second quarter capturing 52% of the market, while Google managed to shift the negative patent momentum, according to market researchers from NPD…

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posted on 22 Aug 2011, 16:10

47. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


not really, just proving a point that market share is not that relevant to a success of something, Android is everywhere, that is their strentgh but also it weak point... they oversaturate the market.. and no quality control, but that was the whole point in my story, inreality Nokia are picture tubes, lol... or Blackberries....

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 16:33 1

51. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I have to disagree gallito..if Androids market share in the US is 52% that means of all smartphones sold in the US, 52% are Android. I think the only thing that should be taken into consideration is that more then one device runs Android and iOS is only on one. So it comes down to the iDiotPhone vs. all the devices that run Android.
As for your earlier post about Android competing with Apple releases I think that is a statement that should be directed at the device manufactures and not the OS. Google is not rushing ICS out to come out with iOS. Maybe devices are rushong to come out with the iDiotPhone, but not the OS Android

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 17:52 2

61. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


technically there are 2 devices on sale right now running iOS.. the 3gs and the iphone4. See, technically apple has the high and low base covered with iOS but ibots refuse to see that.. since the 3gs is 50 bux.. well hell, now the IPHONE 3GS IS FREE ON CONTRACT...

omg just last week taco was yellin that an iphone would never be free because its too good to be free.. now its free!!!! lol

and the 3gs sells as many as the i4 in the last breakdown, so the i4 isnt the huge massive 1 horse army ibots want to say it is.

Basically, if it was just 1 iphone being sold, apple would have about a 10-13% market share in america at best

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 18:24

62. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


first of all. the iphone is free . because is...ready..... 2 years old... and most Android phone dont get life after after 2 years... some are free within a year.. they lose value, faster... and the only reason is free is because is clearing for the iphone 5... please list me phone still offered by their carrier after 2 years.... the iphone hold their value... but thats another topic....

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 07:25 2

80. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats because only the cheapest and as taco would say.. .the poorest.. of people want 2 year old technology.

being free doesnt mean anything. if apple didnt keep a lock down on their pricing you would see iphone sales left and right.

Why? because carriers make money off the data plans. The cheaper the phone is the more they sell. This farce that you and taco keep talking about iphone pricing like somehow it makes it superior is nothing more than a farce.

carriers discount phones to free, not manufacturers.. why? because the more people that use smart phones the more they make every month. it has nothing to do with build quality or anything else.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:22

82. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


look first of all. people dont want to have 2 year old phone.. but not all can afford high end phones, some don need much tecnology.. ,my mom for example doesnt need dat a on he rphone or texting... a nice clamshell phone works for her... free does mean something... it means that those phone need to be cleared and by giving them away with a new agreement is a win win for everyone... I know is the carriers who sell or give away the phone.. and it is about build quality.. sell a HTC incredible and a iphone 4. and tel me what makes more oney.. or even the HTC EVO 4G.. and came back to me on this...

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 13:38 1

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


btw the Android robot is starting to look like Spongebob... Spongedroid....

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 16:21

50. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


And what would apples mascot be a sheep?? Or a pic of stevie in the bathroom taking a poo you tell me

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 16:45

52. stallion (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


people do care about widgets, live wall paper, specs, market share, flash and woteva u said gallitoking and those people who dont they should look for phones which can just make calls and can help u send a text message!! you should tell us what makes you like your iphone soo much!! tell me a feature of it which will convince us? and to convince people you have already stated up things which your iphone doesnt have!!

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 18:34

63. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


i dont have an iphone but i have an Android.... thats restarts every day... force closes like there is no tomorrow... and the thing is that I dont have lots of apps in it.. since ithe "update" to GB is worse... lets see if the new update really resoves the issue.. but my two brother have the iphone 3 and 4 and they never have issues with forceclosing... hardly lags.... people tell me I dont know how to use my phone..hell... i dont want a product that i need to learn how to use to function properly... as soon as the iphone goes to at least 4 inches .. i am sold..which is going to be..... thats my answer sir...stallion... live wallpaper .. had a super mario live wallpaper once.. look cool but drain my battery.. removed... widgets... the facebook had it removed as it only show me some info.. most of the time had to open the app.. so widgets ..gone... flash.. let me get the iphone and will come back on that...

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 21:24

72. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Quick technical question. How do you run your device? When I see people having restart issue and force close I know there could be something wrong maybe a little hand? I hate to see people having a sad life with things they wanted to love and now dislike maybe I could help =) it can be personal just email protozeloz2@yahoo.com and I'll try to help. I'll make no big promises but to check on your status

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 01:30

74. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


i will thank you

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 17:17

54. dmakun (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


@gallitokings, I'm trying to uderstand your point about android market share and it shocks me that your hate for the android OS makes you blind to simple maths and logic. 52% of 100% (that includes IOS and others) couldn't be any clearer.

I like the question stallion asked you, since when did having more features on a device become a bad thing. I imagine the folks at apple are kicking themselves for not coming up with the idea of 'widgets' on the IOS but I'm sure your sense of self denial wouldn't let you acknowledge that. It is a useful feature that allows a degree of app usability without actually launching the app. You would'nt know much about that cos you've not allowed yourself the freedom of CHOICE!! As for fragmentation, google and hardware manufacturers seem to handle this 'problem' rather well. The difference between the 'open universe' of android and e.g IOS is that significant changes/improvements are introduced to devices constantly and as a end user I AM LOVING IT!! My hope is that android manufacturers start adding their skinned UI's as apps which can be updated and turned off which should significantly aid update turnovers.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 18:48

64. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ii do like freedom of choice.. trust me... i did like widgets at first.. when i bought my droid X all seven screens had widgets... I loved my phone... I dont even have one widget open right now... it show like u said.. a degree of app usability.. no thank you,... I will ended up opening the app... Gingerbread kill my DX now is worse, than with Froyo... just updated to fix bugs last week we wlil see...waited for the Bionic .. waited long enough.. I am happy that Android worked for you...my ipad2 is flawless never lags... I am happy.. is durable and is stable . not like the Xoom, now touchpad.. and many others... that were shown the exit after just months after the release... trust I dont speak out of my ass.. I gave Android my time, money and trust.. played with all of them... time to see what Apple can do for me....

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 17:30

55. Moo (unregistered)


I owned an iphone for 2.5 years.

Now on a Nexus S

I do not see why someone would still choose iphone.

It does less things than my android phone.

Why would you want something that costs more and does less?

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 21:29

73. lubbalots (unregistered)


The only reason is if you go to all the carriers, the majority of phones are Android. Lets equal the playing field by selling the same amount of wp7 phones or Apples. Google market share will probably look different.

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