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Android jumps ahead of iOS in ad impressions

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jan 2012, 07:14

Ad impressions are one approximation we turn to when trying to measure the success of a platform and in December one metric suggests that Android has zipped past Apple’s iOS…

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posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:26 2

9. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

Everyone is saying how android is going to kill iPhone just because it's ad impressions went up by 5. I'm sorry but no, iPhone is not dying nor will die for a good while yet. The 4s has been selling in record numbers all over the world and people are saying that the iPhone is dying?

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:33 11

10. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the iphone isnt dying. android is just the better platform. open source ALWAYS outsells a closed aproach.. 100% of the time. android gives you a ton more value for your money than iphone does. and for non fanboys, thats a big deal.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:36 3

11. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

or its the fact that android is avaliable on hundreds of different phones. this adds another plus on to android and another downside, choice and compatability. the compatability issue can ben see in the applications avaliable on android, developers face a almighty chalenge if you want to create an app that works on all andoid devices, theres just too many variants. personaly i like my iphone because of the apps and gaming posobilities.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:43 14

12. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

lolol. i love this old arguement.
hate to tell ya, but iOS is more fragmented than android.
Android may have more variations of phones, but the bulk of them run either 2.2 or 2.3 with only a scant few running ICS or 2.1 and less.

iOS has less variations of phone (iphone, 3g, 3gs,4, 4s) but more varations in its OS spread. Why is that? Because while android comes OTA as soon as the manufacturer releases it, for anyone thats not on iOS5, they have to first learn of the update then go manually do it. Which most people DONT DO.
There is way more variation in iOS versions across those few phones than there are with android's many phones.

Fragmentation? ha. The apple is cut in way more slices than the robot.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:48 7

14. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Well said remixfa

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 09:12 7

18. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Exactly. I've said this before but my girlfriend's brother and mom just got the iPhone4 a few months ago on Verizon and neither of them have updated to the latest software or had any clue what I was talking about when I asked them...

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 09:36 4

22. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

So true. I have updated 3 iphones from relatives. They didn´t even know there were updates and what they were for. They didn´t even remember their iTunes account password.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 11:09

33. berniecalo (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

so don't tell us..

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 16:25

48. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

ios more fragmented than android, thats a laugh. and yes it is true that there are less variants in android os versions that are curently active. but thats because most people with android smartphones change them every 4 months.

your argument about ios framentation realy is made invalid by one thing, itunes. itunes automaticly alerts you when you have an update. plus apple servers struggled to stay online when ios 5 was released so the majority of iphone variants that can upgrade to ios 5 will be running it.

i know how many dislikes this will probably get just because this page is filled with android trolls.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 16:51 2

50. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

your right.. it is a laugh.. i laugh every time someone tries to tell me its not true

your itunes arguement is invalidated by one thing. THE USERS
many if not most iphone users do not use itunes on a regular basis if at all. most people buy an iphone because they think they need it or they want a simple smartphone with better capabilities than their old phone. iphone owners have to be TOLD that there is an update, then log into itunes and physically get the update themselves. Do you really think the majority do that???? lololololol

dude, i work in cell phones. most people dont even put their email in correctly with out help, much less get their own updates.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:54 8

15. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)

Why do you people continue to argue about this? its preference. its really starting to get old coming to this site and seeing only "LAWL IPHONE SUX" and " ROFL DROID BLOWS" in every article. its really putting off alot of people. i recommend this website to people all the time and im about to start regretting it. Do you all own stock in google or apple? no then stfu. stop bitching about people who like iphones and the same goes for android. i love a good discussion as much as the next guy but the same arguements are being used on BOTH sides every time and its borderline childish the way this is happening.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 09:06 7

17. steev57 (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Yep, it has gotten pretty ridiculous. Everyone thinks their phone is superior to everything. Logical discussions have become scarce on this site.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 09:13 5

19. berniecalo (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:58 4

16. berniecalo (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

I love my iPhone but I am not a fanboy and I admit it has its flaws. Although I've been and is still tempted to try Android just to try and experience the difference, I just won't do it. Although yes, the iPhone is expensive, I just feel I'd spend more on Android devices in the long run. Why? Because of the speed they release new models. As soon as I buy some brand-spanking new model, 2-3 months after, I'd feel cheated because a model or two will have been released with upgrades I would have preferred if I waited for a while longer. The iPhone lets me enjoy my phone for a very long time. Heck, even with the iPhone 4S released, 3GS owners would still be fine even if it is already 3 years old. Speed is still good, new apps are still compatible with it as well as newer iOS versions. I'd still get the value I paid for even if I paid a bit more at the beginning. This is just my point of view according to my personal experience.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 09:44 2

23. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

IPhone was yesterday. Today is android ,tomorrow android will rule

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:33 1

27. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

I hate in app ads. There are tons of apps I had on my iPhone that have yet to have paid versions for Android and it drives me crazy.

iOS apps are generally well more thought out as well. Don't get me wrong, I love my Galaxy S II, but Android apps leave a LOT to be desired.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:43 4

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

bored with the same arguments Android vs. iOS... moving to another topic

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 17:35 1

56. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Gallito if your bored ,way don't you go and play with your Steve jobs doll ;)

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:54

54. charulo316 (Posts: 35; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Why is it that certain people complain about Android phones on Verizon being overpriced compared to iphone. The Droid Bionic, Droid Razr, Htc Rezound, and Galaxy Nexus all come with lte and 32gbs of storage. They were $300 but how much is an iphone with 32gb? And no lte? Same price. Which one sounds more expensive now?

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