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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29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30905; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

IDGAF to be honest, all I'm worried about is the two I bought. If you feel it's a ripoff, then simply don't buy one. You don't need to be a b**** about on PA though. Those who want it will get it, those who don't wont :D

38. poppy.a

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

"Apples is profit margin, and they'll always lead in that area, cuz of premium pricing..".Its non of my business if apple is selling $200 phone for $1000, you can buy them at any amount you like , its your money, greater percentage of people has chosen android, thats the point. apple is just a packaging company who will soon fall to its normal place. they can't fool the people all the time, selling craps at premium price

17. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

He He He....

18. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wow, they really don't care much for iOS/Apple in Europe, do they? I guess because in so many places there's no subsidies on phones, and iPhones usually have a mark-up over already expensive North American prices.

28. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Stupidest stat of them all and the fandroids lap it up. iPhone has 1-2 phones per year. Android has thousands. iPhone has one price range... high. They seem to enjoy profit making. For the growing low end ranges with no profit margin, they have no phones and never will. It's like saying Jaguar is losing the subcompact economy market share to the Honda. And the family sedan market, Jaguar is doing horribly! Yes. Yes, they are. And they don't care. Android will likely continue to add 'market share' but it's mostly low end phones put out by companies struggling to stay afloat.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30905; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It is the low, and mid range demographic. Apple dominates the high end, simply Google it.

62. tedkord

Posts: 17202; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Speaking of stupid... This is a stat about the US. In the US you can get (now) an iPhone 6 for $200, a 5s for $100 or a 5 for free. They have had free iPhones every year for several years now. It's not about price. And stop with the stupid luxury car analogies. The iPhone is not a luxury item. The janitor where I work has one, and he makes maybe a fifth what I do, if that. The cashiers at McDonald's have them. Walmart employees have them. I'm sorry to break it to you, but having an iPhone doesn't mean you're part of some exclusive, upper crust club.

74. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Well said. Not choosing an Iphone doesn't mean you can't afford it. Or having an Iphone doesn't mean you are a part of the 1%. I'm not sure why that is the perception.

88. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Ohhh...but TED...you're so Damn right - ", ) ....this yadda yadda - Most Droid users are POOR yeah right - we're poor 'cause we buy the Latest High end Androids in CASH... ...and why must we blame android if it's much more accessible to people who aren't rich - should there be discrimination against poor fellows just because android allows them to have access to what is the latest in technology? ...I always smile when I sit next to simple modest kid enjoying his affordable android phone while i surf the net on mine ( a G3 and soon a Note 4 or z3)... ...the latest and best technology should be shared with everyone", )

95. tedkord

Posts: 17202; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't get me wrong, price plays some roll in the 85% figure for worldwide market share, because most countries don't have subsidies and these devices are at inflated prices there. But talking the US as a microcosm of the world, I believe that if the whole world had the exact same prices we have here, the market share would be very similar, with Android still well outselling iOS. And as I stated, you can mostly rule out price here as a factor because there are free iPhones and cheap iPhones. As for me, I'm plunking down $700 on a new Note 4 ($500 after Samsung promo, but I'm going through Worst Buy, so there's a chance I'll get screwed out of it). That's not because I'm poor.

106. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

I was being sarcastic Ted....", ) .....getting sick of this "Android users are generally POoR and IOS users are RicH arguement." .....and i am not ashamed - in fact i'm eLAteD if a lot of less priveleged or POOR people (like they insinuate) in my neighborhood enjoys the same awesome features in their $150 android phone that's in my $700 android phone...

35. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

All this market share yet apple is the one making all the profits. I feel android is too huge for it's on good. Android is everywhere now it has lost it's exclusiveness. Everything runs android, that's why people don't cherish it and line up in front of stores for it. If samsung was the only one making android phones like apple and IOS that would have been a serious scenario. Lol All the congrats to google but I feel this domination might become trouble for the OEMS.

50. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No surprise, this is expected. Just don't include Android earning a single penny on any of these statistics. It's open sourced. They primarily make their income on advertisements and a few patents. Anyone can make a phone and slap an Android OS in it. It's for the public to use. Don't confuse yourself with Apple as the phone manufacturer v.s. Android OEM's (Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola etc.) from operating systems iOS v.s. Android. (Which this article is talking about) At the end of the day, you're looking at Android OEM's battling for the spot of the bottom bitch with the most kickass technology they can slap on am Android device that makes a phone call. Apple just kinda.. follows, and rides the wave of pop culture.

103. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"No surprise, this is expected. Just don't include Android earning a single penny on any of these statistics. It's open sourced. They primarily make their income on advertisements and a few patents. Anyone can make a phone and slap an Android OS in it. It's for the public to use. " And I am so glad that option is there. I hoped so much Linux could be a bigger player on desktop PC's.

37. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Seems like Windows is strongest in those old Fascist bulwarks, Italy and Spain.

40. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

great indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!

47. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2135; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I will keep saying it...Android Market is dictated by Samsung. I would like to see a breakout of the Android market share as these charts don't provide any information on each Android manufacturer and show any growth, revenue, and profit.

51. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

NEVER going to happen. The only way Samsung can isolate itself from this, is by making their own OS. Until then, the only thing they can appease consumers is by pushing the technological envelope with fresh innovations.

65. tedkord

Posts: 17202; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

When other Android OEMs get the message and start offering people what they want, they can take some of Samsung' market share. No other OEM offers anything close to the Note series.

120. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

They do. Sony has awesome phones with great features, so does LG and Motorola. It's just that Samsung spends more on advertisements, thereby, the exposure is more on them. I can't remember of any Sony phone ads since the Ericsson division was taken out. LG **may have some but it's rare, and I haven't seen any Motorola since the "Droid".

69. AlikMalix unregistered

That's really awesome for one company to dominate everything else like that - One Manufacturers VS the world of manufacturers and still hold nearly 50% in many areas of all smartphones used...

71. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You forgot to mention that when apple release a new iPhone they also count the older I phones in sells,most people I seen who just upgraded got the old iPhone 4 or 5 , I asked them and they say they got it because its free smdh

80. AlikMalix unregistered

You do realize that when they count market share for android they count all the free and cheap android phones too. What's your point?

102. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

His point is in reference to ppl saying Android's market share is dictated be the cheap and free phones..... He's saying lets not act like Apple's cheap n free phones arent counted too.

72. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You might want to google almost 90% of apple users are not new technology people

73. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Can someone please tell something the new iphone6 has that hasn't been on the market

79. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Umm.. Lemme think.. How about the chassis curving to match the natural contours of the user's body? Apart from that, I guess you got me!!

76. ABC_123

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

Poor Windows... :(

89. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Stupid comment

90. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

What happened to Japan? Last time I checked, iOS was on top there. And now Android took 70%!
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