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IDC: 3 out of 4 smartphones shipped with Android in Q3

0. phoneArena 01 Nov 2012, 18:25 posted on

With Apple, Microsoft, and RIM all in transition during the third quarter, Android racked up some record-breaking numbers as they shipped 136 million handsets...

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posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:34 3

1. an4564 (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


nice to see blackberry still hanging in there at 3rd

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:50 6

5. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


LOL 3rd, I forgot there was more than 3 or 4 OS

MS 150% Improvement = 2% LOL ( i'm sorry, too funny)

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:40 2

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


my question would be... wich version of Android are the phone shipped? JB is not one of them..

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:47 9

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Doesn't matter as long as it is Android. SJ kept ranting about fragmentation but market didn't care about the rants ... so listen to the pulse of market as customer is KING :)

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:58 5

6. Sniggly (Posts: 6762; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Actually, JB would be on the international Nexus, some S3 models, and the Note 2. Also, ICS is on the vast majority of the new devices being shipped. Keep an eye out for the version share numbers for October.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:42 7

7. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


and android 2.2 has more feautures then ios6 just sad

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:50 4

9. xtremesv (Posts: 193; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Most of those phones were shipped with gingerbread or ice cream sandwich perhaps 60/40 respectively. The important milestone here is that Android has become the Windows of smartphones.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:59 1

10. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You misspelled "King".

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 21:31 1

13. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


And ur correcting him cuz he likes being corrected or u care so much bout correcting others mistakes or what exactly?

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 03:43 3

24. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I did it to distract tards like yourself.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:00 4

11. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Which means consumers prefer even older versions of Android to iOS by more than 3 to 1.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 23:10

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


if customer prefer the older version why the fuzz about upgrades or the return rate being less than 50%.. We agree that most consumers don't know what they want. they only go back if the product is good.. you do the math

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 00:05 2

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


Because ppl caring about upgrades could be lumped in with ppl that know about rooting and custom ROMs.

If most are like my kids mother....she has a Nexus S...and blocked ICS as long as she could. She said she liked GB better. She is very non techy. She might dont even know how to check for updates.

If most are like her.....the latest OS version wont even matter.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 03:49 2

25. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What "fuzz" are you talking about? The only people who complain about upgrades are folks like you who need to find some way of muting Android's dominance. And, once again, you have zero knowledge about Android (or any other phone) return rates. What's more, you already know that the return rates aren't anywhere near that level, because if they were, Android would fold, and no one would sell them.

Three out of every four smartphones sold in the last quarter were Android. That's an amazing stat. Why does it make you so insecure?

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 03:58 1

26. tedkord (Posts: 4485; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Just a little correction to my last post. I checked the source link, and people aren't choosing Android over iOS by 3 to 1. They're choosing it by 5 to 1.

And, I did the math, Gallito. Since Android not only keeps retaining it lead, but building on it, I'd day that people are returning to what works well.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:46 2

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


Most of the pc user still using Windows xp instead of win 7...
I don't see any problem with that tho :)

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 21:33

14. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Who cares - I have had it on my three devices for quite some time now....

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 21:33

15. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


BTW, your pic insults the great show of ROBOT CHICKEN.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 23:12

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


yes it is a great show...

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 00:02 1

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


And as you can see from the article....it....doent....even......matter....

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:41 4

3. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That is a mind boggling number. 75%. Wow.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:43 2

8. papss (unregistered)


Pretty impressive to say the least.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 21:34 2

16. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It will change for Q4, but Android still has lots of great phones to offer.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 23:13

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


they always do..

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 22:21 1

17. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


let me add something more in this news

and this 75% is expected to grow in future because of Nexus .
No wonder if android touches 85% in next quarter.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 02:30 3

23. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


So android shipments soared 30 percents in one quarter.

Here's an amazing figure - even if we'd take away Samsung completely from the picture, android would still have a huge lead in market share

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