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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1. wendygarett (unregistered)
I make sure I carry both :)
ios and android :)
but will consider to pick wp soon and also bb10 :)
11. -box- (Posts: 3982; 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.
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 ..!!
19. -box- (Posts: 3982; 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devices are still cheaply-made fragile overpriced trash, ios is a glorified feature phone OS, OSX is about 5 years out of date, and apple cannot innovate anything on its own, and relies on its partners to come up with its best features (Sony camera, Samsung mobile processors, Intel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.
23. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
as i already said...!! what can we expect anything else from people like you..!! :-D
27. kach22 (Posts: 149; 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).
33. willard12 (Posts: 1301; 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.
13. wendygarett (unregistered)
No I love tech, problem?
16. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
no problem...i thought you might be confused beacuse you are buying all devices..!! CONFIRMED..!!
22. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I think that is called having an eclectic taste.
29. kach22 (Posts: 149; 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.
30. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
i carry 2 androids and a ipod touch ......
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...
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.
37. wendygarett (unregistered)
Thank you :)
and here's yours
40. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
hey, why not consider to pick Symbian? it`s not dead yet!!
41. wendygarett (unregistered)
I had, but gave it to my mom :p
60. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
i love to carryt all my devices with all carriers! :)
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.
6. Hammerfest (Posts: 380; 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!
15. -box- (Posts: 3982; 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.
25. D.Aceveda (Posts: 392; 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
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...
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.
7. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
hope jony ive will come up with improved UI...!!
8. shinywindow (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Windowa phone is soooooo boring. Totally for grannys.
21. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
did you use it or you are just commenting..?? which handset..?? because i think nokia+wp8=kinda cool..!!
10. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
how can be ios in trouble..?? there are over 200 MILLION ios6 devices out there..!! i know it needs some improvement...but it is one of the most finest mobile and tablet platform with best apps and better apple ecosystem..!!
17. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I'll keep this simple: Because it is rubbish. No, there aren't. Yes, it does. No, no, no, and no.
57. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Less market share = less phones sold. Less phones sold = less money... Less money will eventually lead to no money, then lose money... So yes... in trouble it will be.
24. iMacCEO (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
yeah no for sure for people like you..!! if the numbers were for android then you would have definitely agreed. but how can i convince you..?? you are apple hater..!! Dude again i am saying dislike the product but respect the company..!!
34. bvalde09 (Posts: 175; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Im a former apple user. The ecosystem at some point was great. gaming, email it was all in one place. But you have to admit that its the same IOS no matter how you look at it over the years. I would say that if they dont change the face of IOS they will start to loose some customers (myself for instance)
Do you remember Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5? It was horrible. Windows Phones are way more better than it was, because they change "everything".
I have used Android, Windows and IOS and I rather stay with the first two as I feel I could see something new on each major upgrade they do.
39. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
For me its other way round. I can respect the product, but not the company. That is the reason I even hate to touch the iPad at my home. I know when it comes to Tablets (not smartphone), Apple is best, in performance and ecosystem, not in features. But sorry, I will go with Nexus 10.
47. jroc74 (Posts: 5650; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I dislike the product, and might hate the company. I take that back....I might actually like the iPhone and iPad. But I seriously dislike Apple as a company. Business practices, strageties.....it was the reason I didnt get an iPhone in 2010. I was on Verizon. I wanted a phone with a physical keyboard.... Thats 2 strikes against Apple.
Fast forward to now and its too late. Android offered everything I wanted, Verizon had what I wanted in 2010.
52. Aeires (unregistered)
Draconian companies that use lawsuits to block devices based upon generic shapes and designs deserve no respect. EVER.
58. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I respected the just the original iPhone, but hard to respect the company. I gave Steve Jobs props, but I dislike him. I liked the iPhone 4, but too bad it didn't impress me enough. True Apple hater would be Sniggly and he's proud of it.
26. frydaexiii (Posts: 1419; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Oh, we're losing marketshare? MORE LAWSUITS SO PEOPLE KNOW WE WERE THE FIRST TO MAKE A PROPER SMARTPHONE!
42. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
I have been saying this ... Apple will have to respond to "Market Needs" to stay in market else they would be another Nokia / RIM
43. rajagopalan.k (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
"......that even the most diehard Apple fan is becoming disillusioned......"
46. jroc74 (Posts: 5650; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
So an analyst is predicting Android market share dropping due to WP, not the iPhone. Android is dominating so much right now.....feels really good that I backed the underdog back in 2010. WP is the new underdog now.....I do root for the under dogs, so good luck WP.
Apple is really gonna have to change the UI on iOS so it can seem fresh, new, different. They did it with OS X, that seemed to work out fine, what are they scared of?
48. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"...what are they scared of?"
Change? Upgrading the iOS UI to be competitive with JB and WP8 would be like turning the OS inside-out. Additionally, there would likely be a requirement for dramatic increase in hardware specs, all of which would send costs northward. Apple is caught in a bind where they are seeing diminishing returns for their stale premier platform. Kind of where RIM was around 2009 or 2010 timeframe.
50. redmd (Posts: 1107; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I also root for underdogs. but when I used WP, I did not last 10 minutes. maybe it needs a major major overhaul.
51. ibap (Posts: 735; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Apple will respond by suing everyone in sight.
54. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)
I dont really think apple cares about market share; their more geared towards profits. So if they lose market share but still manage to keep a good percentage of market share, like 10 to 15%, they will still be good because they get so much off of one Iphone. But if google continues to get more advance and apple remains stagnant, thats where you might see apple becoming like black berry or Nokia.
62. jroc74 (Posts: 5650; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I agree. But at one time Apple did care enough about it to mention it at their annual product release conferences. They dont really mention it anymore now....lol.
59. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think we might end up seeing os interface changes with iOS with the recent changes in management.