Android takes market share from iOS in the U.S. over the last year

Andriod continued to add to its leading market share in the U.S.over the last year. For the three months ended in August 2013, the open source OS had 56.1% of the smartphone market in the states. A year later, that figure has increased to 63.6% for an increase of 7.5 percentage points. During that same time period, the U.S. market share of iOS declined by 7.4pp to 30.1%...
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68. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes it does, as the iPhone line is always the best selling line of phones year in and year out.

93. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which isn't what this story is about, it's about overall share. Yes, iPhones are the best selling line every year, and every year, despite that, their share shrinks. So the statement, "Wait until the new model is counted..." is meaningless in the context of this story.

104. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And you act like there wont be more Android phones coming out too. Talk about getting a clue.... The only way iOS, the iPhone can make a real dent is for no Android phone to release 2-3 years straight. Thats never going to happen.

60. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not good at all, the more market share Android gets, the more EU will look at Android/Google and consider them a monopoly and see if they are abusing their dominant position.

83. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

other phones are much cooler than the ipongs now. ipongs just not the "cool kids" anymore.

109. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

Galaxy note 4 poor performance and fail compare to note 3. Samsung has pushed screen technology ahead of its own processor capabilities, resulting in extremely poor performance in high definition. http://cdn1.appleinsider.com/gallery/10672-3027-iPhone-6-Plus-Review001-l.png

112. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Because some bar on an OpenGL test is higher for a phone with far fewer pixels than the Note 4, you think the Note 4 is a "fail". That is silly. The Note 4 uses the best components available today. When better processors with higher speed graphics ship next year, then the Note 5 will use those.

115. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm looking forward to when the world's market share division more closely resembles Italy's.

2. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

One day...99 percent.

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's not going to happen. Just switched to the 6 Plus and I now see why a lot of people use iOS as their daily drivers.

27. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Simplicity isn't it :)

36. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

nor is innovation, feature set, battery life, flexibility... Well flexibility is there... but only literally.

45. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

every year i try out the new iphone and want to like it, but i just could never could get into the simple interface look of the iphone home screen. so what if they have a massive app store. i only need a few apps and those apps are available on android. im not a droid fan...i just happen to like how android o/s is customizable over the the iphones o/s. by the way, for every android user that switches over to iphone...theres one or two or three iphone user switching to android...HENCE THE INCREASE IN MARKETSHARE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD.

81. Awalker

Posts: 1968; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I was going to buy an iPhone for the first time this year just to try it out but I changed my mind because of design of the phone. I was willing to tolerate iOS which I'm not a fan of but that coupled with the design kept me from purchasing the device. Apple most likely won't change the design next year but if they do I'll purchase a 6s.

85. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

One word: case. I honestly can use this as my daily driver. Pretty much everything I did on Android I can do on iOS besides downloding music directly to my phone without the need of iTunes (through apps).

105. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

My kids mother got an iPhone 4 a few years ago...I see why too. She preferred it to her Nexus S. At the same time...I dont see whats so great about it that its put on such a high pedestal. Funny that she liked my Motorola Android phones alot more than either..lol. And that wasnt based on my bias towards Motorola. One thing we both want is a phone that works as a phone first. She didnt want to upgrade her Nexus S either to the new OS update(s). That might have helped.

116. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Sounds like you two should try Windows Phone. They're a great alternative to the stale mainstream choices.

118. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I did post this: "Funny that she liked my Motorola Android phones alot more than either..lol" Your stale is my fav choice....so that wouldnt be an option. My kids mother doesnt even have a clue Microsoft makes phones....I would have to sell her on trying WP. Me...since I am going the pre paid route from now on...the Nokia line is looking tempting. But....Android and the ecosystem...I am happy in it. And customizing...Android has its hooks in me too deep now. And I kinda hate the Live Tiles...do like they can be resized now tho.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

Why would anyone ever want that to be the case? Innovation drives innovation. If one OS has 99% market share, rest assured that it will eventually stop. Throw your fanboy-ism away for a minute & think about the bigger picture.

31. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Innovation drives Innovation - So true

55. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But the instant innovation stops, someone else will swoop in and take over. It happened with Apple, it will happen with Android if they get complacent. There's always someone waiting in the wings with new ideas.

113. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If android has the 99% it's a completely diffrent story. Innovation definitely won't stop. Think about it, how many manufacturers make phones for android vs how many make for iOS. Innovation and competition will still be there except they will be one company vs another. Samsung vs HTC vs lg vs Sony vs motorola vs Huawei. Trust me competition will stay and with it better things for the consumer

114. g2a5b0e unregistered

I appreciate your opinon, but I won't just "trust you" on that.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Good news for Google. Eid Mubarak, y'all.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Eid Mubarak! :) No idea what it is though lol. A Muslim party? Yaa ok checked wikipedia. Eid Mubarak!

12. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

EiD mubarak too u too

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Eid mubarak

82. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Eid mubarak matey!! cool banana!!

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I thought iOS dominated in Japan?

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

I thought so as well. I'm surprised by these results. Someone was off at some point or another,
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