Linked by Matthew Johnson on Tue 31st Jan 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In its analysis of last year's smartphone market in the U.S., NPD found that market share for Apple's iOS went up following the release of the iPhone 4S, to 43 percent of all smartphone sales in October and November from 26 percent in the third quarter. Android, meanwhile, retained its lead, but lost market share towards the end of the year, dropping in October and November to 47 percent from 60 percent in the previous quarter. These are some dramatic shifts in market share but what do they really mean to you and me?
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by mjtomlin on Wed 1st Feb 2012 06:13 UTC
mjtomlin
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2010-08-31

You're missing a huge piece of the iOS equation and that's iPod touches and iPads. Both of which add significantly to the platform. Apple sold 60+ million iOS devices last quarter.

Also there is Apple's ability to offer OS upgrades directly to customers and the last upgrade was made available to almost 200 million devices in use. And that is extremely important to developers; being able to target the latest OS when it is released.

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