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Android regains top market share in the US

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:34

Android rules the roost on the global stage overall, but the market share in the United States is a tight competition...

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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:51 18

1. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

and its only gonna rise with the new HTC One and shortly GS 4. :)

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:02 7

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Thumbs up my friend, can't wait for the HTC one and I want to see HTC do well this year and android will always stay first

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:03 7

7. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

and the xperia z!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:01 11

2. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:09 10

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Hmm... Apparently Americans are getting smarter. Good for them. Now no country in the world is able to deny the truth. :D

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:04 6

8. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

unfortunately its not true.....its VERY VERY necessary to show a TV comercial:
1) "look, a real smartphone you can connect to your USB drive" and show it
2) "look, a real smartphone has moving desktop (calendar widget)" and show it
3) "look, a real smartphone can choose your default browser" and show it
4) "look, a real smartphone has NFC" and show it
5) "look, a real smartphone has freedom of choice (price, size, app)" and show it
6) "look, google now, how it understands me in MANY languages" and show what iPhone can not do - its very easy

30 seconds enough and many times to understand the iToy is not a real smartphone (without mention)

otherwise people will still think the only phone is iPhone.......failure of the Google marketing department

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:12 5

9. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Actually it's a failure of the consumer. If I wanna buy something as expensive as a smartphone - and I rely on commercials without doing my research - I would be a complete idiot.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:53 4

10. iBananaScoop (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 May 2012)

This. But it shows how naive consumers can be which is something companies take advantage of. It's really not Apple's fault if people are willing to pay a premium for not-so-special specs.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:56 2

11. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

no, consumer is not needed to understand everything, something must be told

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:25 2

12. ilia1986 (unregistered)

For a product as sophisticated and as expensive as the smartphone - he (the consumer) is.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:16 2

5. MartianMe (unregistered)

All thanks to the wonderful idea of open source,it give us android users what we want and how we like it (CUSTOMIZATION) :)))))))))

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:42 5

6. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

"Windows Phone has been around but there has not been any excitement over it until Windows Phone 8 rolled out, and its growth rate has been phenomenal."

It may take a few years to gain significant market share, but Microsoft and Nokia are most certainly back in the game...

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:36 4

13. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Myxtyxpyx says these stats are a lie ... iPhone is top in USA :D

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 09:53 2

14. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

And the world is normal again!

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 08:11

15. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

That Verizon chart is funny. Granted my store is one of thousands, we always push Androids over iPhones, and we mark our sales on a board in the back. For this month, our Android-to-iPhone ratio is 2-1. Typical.

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