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Android smartphones sales driven by big screen phones, growing everywhere except for... the U.S.

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:45

Google’s Android platform continues to grow at a fast pace and interestingly that growth is hugely driven by phones with screens bigger than 4.5 inches. Android smartphones…

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posted on 03 Sep 2012, 15:06

42. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

in australia the iphone 4s (16gb) is $64(59 plan + 5 handset repayment) a month for a 2 year contract, thats just under $2000 dollars over that time period. unlocked they're about $750-$800. same specked phones like the xperia u ($277), xperia p($450), htc one s($550), xperia s($400), etc are atleast $200-$300 cheaper yet blow the iphone out of the water. the galaxy s3, htc one x and the galaxy note are in the $600+ range. paying for the brand name, image and the status you gain amongst your friends.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 09:57 2

11. twens (Posts: 1061; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Apple is a US company.therefore,it's not strange it's still holding on some percentage in its home land. The Americans will not let their company down even if it's not making top notch phones anymore. Glad some of us living outside the US have been blessed with bigger and faster android smartphones.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:48

25. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Not all of us feel this way-- sure alot of people ( US or anywhere else) loves to see their Country companies do well, but in my book( US citizen);

If a company have a BETTER product, at a reasonable price..I am on their team!!..

I've been Window-Nokia-Palm-BB-HTC-Samsung..now by the looks of it.
for me, it's coming down between Sony-T vs GNote-2 vs GNexus ( nov-5th)

my next phone :)

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 18:42

43. willard12 (unregistered)

Remember, Google and Motorola are also US companies and android still has a huge market share lead over ios in the US. just not as much as the rest of the world.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:12 6

16. ph00ny (Posts: 1509; Member since: 26 May 2011)

US is just a weird country and i live in it

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:17 6

18. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

It's funny that USA likes and wants everything to be bigger, larger and better, yet they like their phones with small screens. Oh well.. Back to enjoying the Note that lot of reviewers disses about how large it is, but end up selling more than 10 millions. Why? Because a lot of us are using our phones differently now. It is used for media, movies, games, internet, social etc. Phone calls are actually not top of the list. We basically need a larger screen in current times. Imagine playing a game with on screen dpad and buttons on a 3.5" screen. My 2 thumbs already blocks out at least 1/3 of the screen. And watching a movie on one? Sheesh. I've got the iphone too and that is collecting dust right now because I had enough with the small screen that never changed in size for years on their newer models.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:46 2

24. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

change is not popular in america....

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:41

21. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

This may explain why Americans still love a dull, small, outdated OS of a phone:

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:45

23. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Well, I live in America, too. It is the same country that keeps on electing someone from the Republican or Democratic parties to run the country. It is like beating a dead cat with a stick....

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:15

27. sp3llv3xit (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Sep 2011)

It is to the advantage of a religion not to feed the arguments and fan the flames of dissension. After all, the only absolute is that none can be proven in matters of the faith. However, in concrete objects like tech toys and gadgets, an objective comparison can be reasonably made. Only iPhone acolytes who deify Jobs and worship Apple Inc. would name someone who is trashing the iPhone as a troll.

Maybe he is right. It is absolutely a sacrilege to defame Apple... Uh... I mean, God.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:31

28. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

i-Trash fan boys you all suck Android is the best Google all the way, thats why its used more because its better.:... Apple just makes cute products that only dumb people buy iphone its garbage people are starting to learn that iphone sucks wake up iphone scrubs Android rules all....

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:48 2

29. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

WOW! I had no idea iPhones were being beaten so badly outside the USA, on the other hand Android is absolutely owning, even in the US despite the drop in market share, no wonder Apple are on a suing rampage, lol, they are clutching at straws though as in the long run the iPhone will no longer be as big unless there is a major change in strategy.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 12:11 1

33. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

This just confirms the stupidity of my country. Its sad, really.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 13:41

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

Droid users are pretty wise with their money ... in the end it's all about featurs:cost ratio and they don't go by "Neighbour's Envy Owner's Pride" when they scout for smartphones ... afterall why should they when these things get outdated faster than Apple cann release their new phones :D

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 13:59 1

40. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Once you go Note, you can't go back

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 19:54 1

45. IkemN (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

Andriod are growing by each day releasing new phones like the S3. Soon share in the U.S will go up!

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