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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RE[3]: Did you read the article?
by David on Mon 10th May 2010 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Did you read the article?"
David
Member since:
1997-10-01

I think you can certainly accuse Thom of being incorrect that the market forces described in the article will push Apple's marketshare down, and it would even be fair to accuse him of being foolish to think that. (I also disagree with Thom in his analysis).

But jumping to the conclusion that his incorrectness is a result of bias really only makes you look biased.

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Thom what do you think? Do you think your biased?

I can accept that this is just poor reporting but I actually think that Thom is a smart guy who has a specific 'agenda' (and let's be honest, who doesn't) and he is twisting this research report to fit that agenda, making no attempt to maintain balance.

An unbiased author would have looked at this and pointed out both the growth of the Android in the broader US market but also the dominance of the iPhone OS among AT&T customers and then offered an opinion - this is a blog after all - on what the mix might look like when Apple, Microsoft and Google are all available across all providers and what might be the driving purchasing influences.

(If it were me I would also reference more mature markets - like Japan or Germany say - and use that as a guide on what might happen in the US).

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

but also the dominance of the iPhone OS among AT&T customers


Except... That point has already been debunked a comment upwards. AT&T only offers one Android phone - and a pretty bad one, at that.

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