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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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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marktn Member since:
2009-10-06

Except the outrageous fees those customers would have to pay for leaving their multi-year plans early.

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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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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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.


Are you certain? When the Nexus 1 first came out, the specs only listed T-mobile's 3g frequencies as being supported. It will, of course, work on the standard GSM and Edge via AT&T, but have Google released a model that supports AT&T's 3g bands now? If they have I might just have to switch eventually. The only 3g android phone I could find at the time of the Nexus 1's release that supported AT&T's nonstandard 3g freqs was the Motorola Milestone, which is way out of my price range. T-mobile is not an option where I live, no reception at all.

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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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