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Report: Android hits it big in China while iOS is in trouble in the U.S.

0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2012, 22:48 posted on

One out of every five legitimate Android devices purchased in 2012 were bought in China which tells you how much Android is loved in the country, and compares with the U.S., which is where 11% of all Android devices were sold in 2012; one forecast says that 50% of all smartphones sold globally in 2015 will be powered by Android...

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posted on 18 Dec 2012, 22:57 12

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


I make sure I carry both :)
ios and android :)
but will consider to pick wp soon and also bb10 :)

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:05 18

2. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


And I thought I had a problem.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:22 8

11. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


If China is the "litmus test" for the industry, it just proves how bad a shape apple is in, as well as how Android and Windows Phone are the true leaders in the industry in the eyes of consumers.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:25 3

14. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


well another one apple hater..!! what can we expect else..!! dude hate the product if you don't like but respect the company ..!! Apple is not forcing you to buy their products..!! It's your choice finally ..!!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:33 9

19. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Oh, I am well aware of that. I stopped using apple junk in the late '90s when you were probably still in diapers. They're not innovative, they continue to abuse human rights in their partners' factories, their devices are still cheaply-made fragile overpriced trash, ios is a glorified feature phone OS, OSX is about 5 years out of date, and apple cannot innovate anything on its own, and relies on its partners to come up with its best features (Sony camera, Samsung mobile processors, Intel desktop processors, Sharp, LG, and Samsung screens, Sony's Display Port etc). Not to mention apple's refusal to pay taxes or invest in the US (eventually bringing one mac line to the US is a token gesture at best).

So yes, my money goes to GOOD useful companies who make stuff I actually respect, like, and want.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:38 3

23. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


as i already said...!! what can we expect anything else from people like you..!! :-D

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:47 8

27. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Sorry iMac. I do not hate apple products. They are pretty good at what they are aimed at. But i couldn't help hating Apple because of their policy, for creating a false sense of elitism by adding heavy price for common features, for claiming IP rights of features with the sole intention of suing other companies (most of which is bought with their heavy profit) and finally to show excessive arrogance when it comes to flaw in their products (remember antennagate).

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 00:38 3

33. willard12 (Posts: 1722; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


The reason he has a choice is because Apple has lost just enough lawsuits so that his device hasn't been banned. Though Apple isn't forcing him to buy their products, it's not from the lack of trying.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:22 4

12. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


are you confused wendy..??

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:25 7

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


No I love tech, problem?

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:26 2

16. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


no problem...i thought you might be confused beacuse you are buying all devices..!! CONFIRMED..!!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:38 2

22. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I think that is called having an eclectic taste.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:50 3

29. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Dear Wendy, I admire your boldness and openness to admit your love for quality tech products be it apple, android or others. I see no problems in that and I hope you continue to love these as before and continue to ignore what others say about you. It's your life after all.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 00:01 2

30. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i carry 2 androids and a ipod touch ......

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 00:17 5

32. wendygarett (unregistered)


I also recommend some android user to pick iPod touch instead, in order to learn ios... But i'll make sure they won't throw away their android, unless they are truly really satisfied ios...

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 01:15 2

36. Rocksteady (unregistered)


first time I give Wendy a thumbs up, always hated your comments, but it's good to see you write something that I enjoyed reading.
Have a nice day.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 01:18 2

37. wendygarett (unregistered)


Thank you :)
and here's yours

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 01:47 1

40. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


hey, why not consider to pick Symbian? it`s not dead yet!!

...
just kidding

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 02:07 3

41. wendygarett (unregistered)


I had, but gave it to my mom :p

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 19:32

60. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


agree!!!!

i love to carryt all my devices with all carriers! :)

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:07 1

3. ray77 (Posts: 126; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


good for android

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 04:01 2

44. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Apple may be seeing market saturation in the U.S. If so, expect further downward pressure on Apple's share price.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:09 10

6. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I tried WP... I really did...

The UI however is for those who use the phone for SIMPLE things...

It honestly reminded me of an LG FEATURE PHONE I had years ago... the only difference is its all screen, not flip and you can touch it! Otherwise, the big blocky display, scrolling, and inability to customize make it just that...

Windows Phone = Feature Phone... ADVANCED!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:26 5

15. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


You obviously didn't try hard enough. There's lots of customization options, and even more with WP8. I agree the UI is somewhat simplistic, but it is extremely clever and intuitive; it doesn't need to be complex to accomplish the same goal. WP is a true smartphone, whereas ios is a feature phone with WiFi and apps. In short, it works for mist users, and those that want more tweaking can hack it, or go with Android, Sailfish, or Symbian.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:42 6

25. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Being able to change placement and the color of the tiles inside Windows Phone. Truly a revolution in OS customization. Really. You must not have tried hard enough @Hammerfest

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 01:10 3

35. wendygarett (unregistered)


Some people doesn't appreciate the beauty of simplistic... I understand you box, I love simplistic, so that I won't felt pressure on using it...

Yes customization is good, but it's not a deal breaker... I seldom customize phone actually, since I'm a lazy busy guy...

I hope android user understands that...

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 04:55

45. dmakun (Posts: 321; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


Are you a guy??

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 10:57 1

56. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


DUH...!

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 01:31

38. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


I would love to try symbian again. I read about it and realised I knew nothing about it. But no good phone with capacitive touch screen.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:12

7. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


hope jony ive will come up with improved UI...!!

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