Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Aug 2010 21:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A bunch of figures travelled all over the web this past week regarding Android's remarkable growth. Its growth is indeed remarkable - bigger than the iPhone, bigger than Research In Motion's BlackBerry (in the US, at least). However, as impressive as those figures are, isn't it about time we start comparing platforms instead of devices?
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UK Sales Data Available?
by maethorechannen on Fri 6th Aug 2010 22:17 UTC
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"The only way for Apple to eliminate the distribution and marketing advantage currently enjoyed by Android is to make sure that everywhere an Android phone is for sale, there's an iPhone sitting right next to it that will work on the same network,"

Does anybody know the iPhone vs Android sales figures for the UK, where this is the case? The iPhone's on every network and even available unlocked, so we can see if being on every carrier makes a difference by looking at the UK sales figures.

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RE: UK Sales Data Available?
by henderson101 on Fri 6th Aug 2010 23:48 in reply to "UK Sales Data Available?"
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Here is a challenge - my 3GS has decided that I don't need to use the right most portion of the screen, so basically the touch screen is knackered, Yes, restores and clean handset settings do not fix the issue. So... I'm going to replace this phone tomorrow morning. Please, UK people, suggest to me a UK Android handset that is *worth* having. I'll most likely go for the O2 network, as that is my current provider, but if there is a compelling reason to change, I don't really care.

So, to cut to the chase - show me the error of my ways and suggest ,e a good Android handset available in the UK. I will go and purchase it tomorrow if you can point me to a review that I can read through.

Sad that it has come to this, but the iPhone 3GS is a joke.

WARNING: iPhone 4's are in stock at my local O2 shop - PLEASE SAVE ME FROM MYSELF!

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RE[2]: UK Sales Data Available?
by scofmb on Sat 7th Aug 2010 00:19 in reply to "RE: UK Sales Data Available?"
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get an htc deside! dont touch the motorola ones, all come with closed bootloaders.

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RE[2]: UK Sales Data Available?
by PLan on Sat 7th Aug 2010 17:17 in reply to "RE: UK Sales Data Available?"
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I have an HTC Desire which I quite like but am not a smartphone expert. Here is a review from The Register where they give it 90% -

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kvarbanov Member since:

HTC Desire, Wildfire or Legend - as an owner of the last one, I can definitely recommend it. In the very beginning, even though being a Linux mascot for years, I've been very reluctant about Android, for some reason. Now, I'm pleased with it. Haven't tried the Motorola offerings myself, though I hear good things about them, too.

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