Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2012 00:04 UTC
In the News A fascinating difference in smartphone buying behaviour got highlighted today. In the US, Apple has double the market share of its nearest competitor, Samsung. However, in The Netherlands, the swamp I call home, the situation is completely reversed; Apple sits at 10% of the smartphone market, Samsung at 19.6%. Is this indicative of Europe as a whole? Could German, French, Polish, British, Spanish, Italian, etc. readers give local information from their own countries? I'm intrigued.
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by gpsnoopy on Sat 14th Jul 2012 13:17 UTC
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Market trends over several countries for each mobile OS:

It shows the iOS is only progressing in US/UK, but not in the other sampled countries.

As far as the UK is concerned, currently living in London I'm not surprised. Everyone here is more concerned about money, fashion and appearances than anything else. Most people are clueless about phones, yet they all want an iPhone. For example, when I bought my Galaxy Nexus, one of my housemates asked me why, and I quote, I bought a crappy iPhone-wannabe instead of the real thing. She clearly perceived the iPhone as a status and money symbol. She's far from being the only one.

Edited 2012-07-14 13:22 UTC

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