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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8. shinywindow (unregistered)
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: 3991; 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: 181; 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: 6014; 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: 1458; 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: 6014; 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: 1274; 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: 764; 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: 6014; 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.