Linked by David Adams on Wed 29th Jun 2011 21:57 UTC, submitted by lemur2
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Google is activating half a million Android devices a day, a big jump in just the last couple months, a sign of growing momentum for the platform. While SymbianOS appears to be hanging on in the mobile arena, trends indicate that the iOS share is slipping slightly, losing ground to Android. The pure marketshare numbers don't tell the whole story, since the entire segment is growing rapidly, so even platforms that are in declining share might be adding new users. But if the upsurge in Android activations continues, Android may overtake iOS in a few months and move into second place behind SymbianOS. Blackberry is in a slow decline, while WP7 does not have enough market share to appear in the statistics.
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RE[2]: Comment by frood
by unclefester on Thu 30th Jun 2011 09:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by frood"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

re Oceania.

Very few Android phones were available in Australia until about six months ago.

Oceania is a mere 30 million people btw.

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RE[3]: Comment by frood
by lemur2 on Fri 1st Jul 2011 02:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by frood"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

re Oceania. Very few Android phones were available in Australia until about six months ago. Oceania is a mere 30 million people btw.


This is true. Lately however the competition has heated up.

http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/350310/samsung_galaxy_vs_ap...

The article linked above compares the iPhone4 and the Samsung Galaxy S in the Australian market, and concludes that it is an even contest.

The article does not cosider price, though, and the Galaxy S is less expensive in the Australian market than an iPhone4.

If enough people become aware of this kind of bang-for-buck value comparison, then the market share of iPhone in Australia should begin to decline.

Edited 2011-07-01 02:53 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by frood
by unclefester on Fri 1st Jul 2011 04:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by frood"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

The Australian phone shops are now full of Android phones and tablets. My local Telstra shop (the biggest phone retailer in Australia) no longer stocks Apple products (special order only).

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