Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 13:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Market trends in Western Europe are not looking good for Apple's iPhone. 'Apple's iOS continues to lose ground as market share declined to 20% from 25% in 1Q12 [first quarter 2012]', IDC said Tuesday. Android, meanwhile, is gaining operating system market share, up 14 percent year-to-year in the first quarter. 'Android continues to dominate the smartphone landscape', according to IDC. In the quarter, Google's OS shipped 21.9 million units and market share increased to 69 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 55 percent in last years' first quarter." On top of that, Apple got knocked out of the top five in India, where it's also bleeding market share. The America-centred large technology sites that dominate our reporting often fail to spot this huge problem for Apple: the company is only doing well in the US. It's losing everywhere else. And just in case you don't know: 'everywhere else' is 95% of the world, and that's where future growth is to be found. The fact that Apple hasn't addressed this yet is exactly why its shares aren't doing stellar anymore.
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RE[2]: Why?
by fretinator on Thu 27th Jun 2013 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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If iTunes sucks so badly, what are people using with Android that is so much better?

Most people I know have moved away from managing MP3 files themselves. For MP3's I buy (or rip from CD's), I have them in my Amazon cloud, and can play them from my phone (or tablet, PC, etc.). Most of the time, I use Google Music, which now functions very much like Spotify (which I used to use). I just search for Albums or Artist I like and listen to them. If I want, I can even download them to by device from the app for offline listening.

I haven't synchronized my phone with a PC in over 5 years. We've moved past the Palm Pilot days.

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