Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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Did you read the article?
by kristoph on Mon 10th May 2010 15:05 UTC
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

The author of this particular research report made the point that the volume of Android devices is being driven by carrier agreements - in the US it's available on all carriers while the iPhone is only available on AT&T- and also by Verizon's 2 for 1 program (where you get 2 Android phones for the price of 1).

Your gleeful comment about how the iPhone will be relegated to 10% market share is therefore somewhat premature - and also does tend to demonstrate that your rather biased in your reporting.

K

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RE: Did you read the article?
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 15:16 in reply to "Did you read the article?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The author of this particular research report made the point that the volume of Android devices is being driven by carrier agreements - in the US it's available on all carriers while the iPhone is only available on AT&T- and also by Verizon's 2 for 1 program (where you get 2 Android phones for the price of 1).


You didn't read, did you?

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I take it your jobsian response indicates you understand the research so let's review ...

1) you understand that the iphone is available to ~35% of US subscribers while the Androis is available to 100%

2) you presumably understand that, at some point in the future - perhaps next month perhaps in 2 years - the iPhone will be available to a much large percentage of US consumers (lets say it will double)

3) you understand that a good part of Android growth is 2 for 1 pricing

4) you surelly recognize the iPhone has not been updated in 12 months while a slew of great android devices have been launched and have been heavily promoted

So from these facts you draw the conclusion that the iPhone is headed for 10% market share? And you don't think your biased at all?

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RE: Did you read the article?
by marktn on Mon 10th May 2010 17:08 in reply to "Did you read the article?"
marktn Member since:
2009-10-06

Although I too would suggest the "10% market share" comment is stretching it, I can see the iPhone under serious market pressure from Android phones. Multiple carriers and multiple phone models means out selling iPhone period. And remember, no matter what you think of the iPhone's software/hardware qualities, it is still shackled to that ball-and-chain of a network ATT.

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RE: Did you read the article?
by scofmb on Mon 10th May 2010 20:13 in reply to "Did you read the article?"
scofmb Member since:
2010-02-20

Do you work for apple... all your comments in this page have been about saying how good is apple, how wrong everbody bashing them and how jobs smile make your day.

srsly. do you work for apple?

If ppl check your profile and check your comments... they will see that what im saying is true

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Contacted some sources. No, he doesn't work for Apple, just one of many apple enthusiasts. Don't over react. The only thing worse than an apple enthusiast is an anti apple enthusiast.

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