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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Easy Thom, you spend too much time feeding the trolls, and they start feeding you

I know, it's just that this is a particularly insipid kind of troll, which attacks the messenger (moi) instead of the message. I mean, no problem if you do not think my prediction will pan out (in the end, I'm just an idiot), but you can make that known without foaming-at-the-mouth fanboyism.

Now, if you don't mind, my iPhone is ringing.

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kristoph Member since:

If pointing out that your idea of 'reporting' is twisting facts to support your opinion then sure, I am troll. I long for the days when OSNews was actually a source of OS news and not some agenda mouthpiece.

Just for the record I own both an iPhone and a Droid. The iPhone OS UI is better IMO but the call quality on the Droid is far superior. I run Mac OS X, Windows and Linux (not so much Windows these days but I have a VM).

And frankly I don't really care who wins and who looses the big phone OS wars and I do believe the fact that there is a war is all for the better.

That, however, does not change the fact that your making stuff up and calling it 'news'.

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atriq Member since:

I can't tell if we're all acknowledging what was said. The article source claims that last quarter, more android phones were sold than iphones. I don't see where Thom is being misleading in the article. Even with having more phones out total, that should be cause for concern for apple and his commentary reflected that.

Also, why bring up buid quality and software design decisions in this dialog? This is about sales. And sales numbers don't normalize to durability and prettiness. If anything, it's insult to injury that people would rather buy the crappier one. And at best for apple, it shows them how its competitor has bested them at getting phones into the customers' hands despite said better qualities.

And since we're all doing it: I typed this from my n900, so I hope they both fail. ;) Maemo/Meego FTW! (But seriously, best of luck to the least evil platform.)

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