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Q2 not such a great quarter for Android sales in the US, somewhat better for iOS

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Jul 2012, 03:39

According to a report by market research firm Strategy Analytics, smartphone sales have fallen in Q2 2012, compared to the same quarter last year. Pretty much all mobile OS's have seen their sales shrink a bit, except for iOS...

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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 16:35

43. tedkord (Posts: 13881; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

In the US, the SGS3 was released in late Q2, on Verizon (the largest carrier), not until Q3. When it was announced is irrelevant, except in that it would have caused people to hold off on upgrading until it was out. Q3 for Android will be very nice indeed.

Apple is ruling? Number two to Android worldwide by half. Number two to Samsung in sales of smartphones. What exactly are they ruling?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 01:13 1

46. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

Why they are ruling? Its simple: they are outgrowing entire Android with over 20 manufacturers in a relative weak quarter in worlds strongest economics, while Android had a lot of flagship products launched.

Everywhere except America the S3 was allready available long before Q3.

Apple can never have as much market share as Android today cause it is alone, has only one product line and a premium price point. But their sales stay impressive, the iPhone 4S the most-sold phone by many times and Apple the company with highest user satisfaction.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 05:33 2

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I wouldn't say most. Maybe a handful, but that's about it. I love Android, but iOS reings supreme in sales.

Is the iPhone the most popular phone? Yes.
Is it the best-selling phone in today's market? Yes.
Is it the best phone? Absolutely not.

And all of that goes for the iPad as well. It has great sales, but lacks in quality compared to others. But that's all that matters to Apple, sales. They couldn't care less what their consumers were getting, as long as Apple rakes in the cash, they won't do anything to get up to par with the competition.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 05:55 1

12. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

Lacking quality? o.O The only other tablet that comes closely in quality is the Asus Transformer Infinity...

iPhone - best sold smartphone by far. Not the best smartphone by far, but remember Apple has yet to make its big hardware and software update this year. iPhone 4 was far ahead its time, iPhone 4S was more like a software update.
iPad - best sold and best tablet by far, what ALL the big tech sites do agree with.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:36

36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Yes, the iPad is lacking quality. A tablet with that high of resolution is un-needed, and the majority of people can't even tell the difference between the screen on the new iPad and the iPad 2, or they just think it's better because of some sort of a placebo effect.

Then there's all the other issues it has, overheating, the fact that it's thicker and heavier than the iPad 2 (though I don't mind that), the whole Australian 4G problem, etc.

I'm not really into tablets, but if I had to get one, it would either be the Nexus 7, Transformer Prime (the only difference between the Prime and Inifinity is the display), iPad 2, or Huawei MediaPad FHD.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 06:47 1

17. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Thank you. Ugh.
I personally don't care whether or not Apple controls the market share. It doesn't matter. Android is still better, whether iOS sells a little more or not. All the iOS fans are laughing in our faces, when, honestly, we don't care. We just like Android.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 06:51 1

18. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

I can understand you. You are just like Google, you are Geeks ;). But there is still large number of aggressive fandroid out here that act just like the so-called iSheeps.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 06:58 2

21. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Yeah, exactly. :) I used to be an aggressive fandroid, but I eventually realized that people are gonna like what they like. Whether they like a more closed operating system or a more customizable operating system, it's their choice and it really doesn't matter.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 07:09 1

23. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

There is actually still hope for this site's comment section ;).

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:31 1

35. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Nah, not really.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 05:55 1

11. Aeires (unregistered)

If 56% of the world market is not so great, I'd hate to see what terrible is. /s

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:26

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

The U.S. is the maverick of the world...

We use different sized paper here.
We measure in miles, inches, quarts.
We love the iphone....

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:27 2

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

Wow, Android is losing market share - I better go out and buy an iphone so that I am on the correct side of the battle.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:30 2

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

See, people need to get over the fact that just because an item sells well does not necessarily mean it is the best.
Good example is Sega Master System vs Nintendo 8-bit.

Just because you bought something that sells the most does not mean that all of a sudden you work for that company and that they care about you.
They only care that you spent the money.
The best is subjective.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:58 1

37. avasponge (Posts: 44; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Galaxy S3 with JB will fix this up

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:08 2

38. ankrul2004 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

Android is about choice and iOs is about experience. I like choices in my mobile devices but some prefer a unified experience.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:54 1

39. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

iphones are now on prepaid which increases their potential user base. Also, Q2 was the "waiting period" for the SGS3, which is going to dip sales. The ONLY Android manufacturer that matters right now as far as sales are concerned is Samsung, and their flagship product wasnt available until the very very end of Q2. Expect Q3 to show it swinging back towards android as the SGS3 sales will be in there and those that wanted the iphone on prepaid have it already.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 16:33

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

So basically, Android is still dominate but slowed down a bit, Apple took advantage of that slow growth, Blackberry is still falling, and Windows Phone is still not even on the radar. LOL.

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