Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jul 2013 12:47 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "StatCounter's latest Internet Wars Report found that, in the month of June, Samsung devices accounted for 25.43 percent of smartphone Internet usage, compared to 25.09 for Apple's iPhone devices. Samsung has moved into the leadership position in smartphone web use over the course of the last year, which has seen the South Korean tech giant's share grow from 19.46 percent just 12 months ago." Android sales outpacing everything else is starting to show up in usage statistics.
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RE[2]: Interesting
by kristoph on Sun 28th Jul 2013 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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Well, you have to realize that Apple consciously decided to focus on high end products so as to maximize profit. Obviously, since they make more money from the iPhone then everybody else makes from handsets combines they've done well in that regard.

However, the issue here is that, even though it's good for Apple shareholders short term it ultimately weakens Apple as developers are more motivated to build for the most popular platform because that's where the money is. The saving grace for Apple is Android itself. It's way more work to build for Android then for iOS because of the device/OS variations.

Personally I think Apple recognizes it needs to yield some profit in the name of market share and we will see a 'cheaper' iPhone version in the next revision. It's still Apple though so I expect 'cheaper' will still be too expensive for most of the developing world.

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