Google shifts patent momentum, Android continues to dominate stateside in the second quarter

Android continued to dominate the US smartphone landscape in the second quarter capturing 52% of the market, while Google managed to shift the negative patent momentum, according to market researchers from NPD…
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79. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats because bada is a simplified OS with 1/5th the features of android. features come at a price. thats why apple is so slow to adopt because their biggest concern is asthetics. they dont want it to be anything less than buttery smooth... but u lose a lot of functionality for that. personally id rather have the functionality over eye candy.

8. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

android dominating, as usual, oh and peter, i agree Bada is good, but it is like samsung's feature phones, its just Touchwiz UI,without the android. it's just an experiment, and probably will never be as popular/good as android. no offense, but i'm just making a point ;)

77. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

That's not true. It does not have Android, but just because it doesn't have Android, doesn't mean that bada is a feature OS. bada is a OS, and does not need Android : ) And definitely bada is not a experiment, Samsung will be releasing at least one "Something big is coming" wave phone with bada 1 september. So Samsung is not using this as an experiment.

10. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

what a good way to start the day the little green robot is dominating not going to stop

19. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Except it's not.

32. htc unregistered

Too bad its hurts your feeling but it is

20. Blueberry

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 14, 2011

Shut the f**k up miz !!!

25. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

Apple's 7 % vs Android's 19 % Android has grown almost 3 times faster than Apple.

27. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Almost? Over. ;)

29. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

three times would be 21% Sniggly, check your math

30. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You're right. I'm wrong. Thanks for correcting me. I wasn't paying enough attention. My apologies, xenover.

42. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I like frogs.

45. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I like turtles

59. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont like turtles

81. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I like turtles

33. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

i knew he was gonna say something sooner or later thank u miz we can all ways count on you hahaha

34. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

story time..... 60 percent of the american homes still have the regular TV's. vs the flat screens and other.... but if you go to Best buy, you dont see those TVs,...... you see the flat screens. as you can see market share means nothing if the other guy is beating you in sales....

37. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Your analogy would make sense if Android wasn't still being sold EVERYWHERE. Seems the iChip has fused completely with your brain. Or are you still using your (finished) custody battle as an excuse? Or maybe this is sarcasm? Too hard to tell. Since you used to be reasonable, I might have to call Poe's law, Gallito.

38. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Android domination is only on market share... not in sales... Sniggly, last time i mention about my life. so that wouldnt be as an excuse... what made me stick with Apple was fandroids... and the same excuse, widgets, live wall paper, specs, market share, flash, nobody cares about any of them, at least I dont, how do I know, sales.., just watch and how the iphone 5 will sell,, it would amaze me too.. trust me... I am reasonable, I am not speaking out of context, just like nothing will convince you to like Apple... same here. buddy, but I am not blind about Apple Windows 7 phones are better and better, you know why?... they do their own thing, they dont depend on Apple released dates, they take their time.. they dont care about being the first with 4g, they will released when they are ready .. just like Apple...Windows dont rush things just to compete with Apple like android, and thats why Windows will succeed, see I am not blind.... or in denial,

40. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

But you don't understand that market share IS representative of sales, just across an entire platform. Individual models don't sell as well as iPhones, but cumulatively they have iOS outclassed in the smartphone market. You also don't understand that Windows Phone 7 doesn't even have Mango yet, an update that has been promised for almost a year. Android at least gets its updates out on a quicker timetable than that, even with carrier/manufacturer delays. It's fine if you like Apple and WP7, but for crying out loud, you're getting as aggressively insulting as you accuse "fandroids" of being.

48. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

When i read the articles and see all the dumb comments most people make... I get on a groove and joined, but I dont come with nonsense when they respond to my post, thats all, I like to think, U fight fire with fire...

53. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So the dumb comments by Apple supporters don't bother you, but the dumb comments by *some* Android supporters do?

43. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

And sniggles said he wasn't angry about Gallito choosing the iPhone. Lol, talk about bitterness.

46. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I like turtles

60. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont like turtles

66. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

meh, they're ok... better than iSheep so.... I f**kING LOVE TURTLES :)

39. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

So the flat screens are winning in sales? And the picture tubes represent market share in your story?

47. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

not really, just proving a point that market share is not that relevant to a success of something, Android is everywhere, that is their strentgh but also it weak point... they oversaturate the market.. and no quality control, but that was the whole point in my story, inreality Nokia are picture tubes, lol... or Blackberries....

51. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I have to disagree gallito..if Androids market share in the US is 52% that means of all smartphones sold in the US, 52% are Android. I think the only thing that should be taken into consideration is that more then one device runs Android and iOS is only on one. So it comes down to the iDiotPhone vs. all the devices that run Android. As for your earlier post about Android competing with Apple releases I think that is a statement that should be directed at the device manufactures and not the OS. Google is not rushing ICS out to come out with iOS. Maybe devices are rushong to come out with the iDiotPhone, but not the OS Android

61. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

technically there are 2 devices on sale right now running iOS.. the 3gs and the iphone4. See, technically apple has the high and low base covered with iOS but ibots refuse to see that.. since the 3gs is 50 bux.. well hell, now the IPHONE 3GS IS FREE ON CONTRACT... omg just last week taco was yellin that an iphone would never be free because its too good to be free.. now its free!!!! lol and the 3gs sells as many as the i4 in the last breakdown, so the i4 isnt the huge massive 1 horse army ibots want to say it is. Basically, if it was just 1 iphone being sold, apple would have about a 10-13% market share in america at best

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