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[4]: Did you read the article?
by kristoph on Mon 10th May 2010 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Did you read the article?"
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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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

... and again, nothing really keeps these customers from moving to other carriers to get the choice/cost you claim is what drives purchasing decisions, right?

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TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

" 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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It's kind of a hard comparison for AT&T and other carriers, since outside of the few (roughly 4 dozen) phones you can get from AT&T directly, you can only get 2 AT&T 3G compatible phones from third parties: Apples's iPhone (which you can get directly from Apple too) and Google's NexusOne.

Conversely, T-Mobile has the most options available from third-party's for their 3G network; Verizon, etc. still have a closer lock-in on their markets since you have to go to them to switch phones around (e.g. no SIM card or equivalent unless you are going out-of-country; but then, you get a SIM to you use in your otherwise Verizon-controlled device).

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

ATT only offers one iPhone. The difference between the 3G and the 3GS is more to do with specification. I've owned both (recently got upgraded to a 3GS through an insurance claim) and so have recent experience with both. Same apps running on same OS version, there really isn't too much difference, until you put the processor under any load (running games for example.)

So - back to your point - big deal?

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