Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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RE[2]: So....
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2011 07:38 UTC in reply to "RE: So...."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

f Apple want to compete and keep mindshare then all they need to is show the statistics when it comes to units sold and average price of said units - all very nice for the Android fanboys to boast about low cost phones but if the users are cheapskates who refuse to hand over $1.29 for a game then where is the ecosystem for the long term sustainability of the platform?


I don't know - oh wait, let's check.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-201007-201105

Ah, so it leaves it at right around 92%.

Edited 2011-07-12 07:39 UTC

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RE[3]: So....
by henderson101 on Tue 12th Jul 2011 08:41 in reply to "RE[2]: So...."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I don't know - oh wait, let's check.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-201007-201105

Ah, so it leaves it at right around 92%.


I may be missing something, but iOS is above Android in every market except Asia by quite a bit according to the data I see presented to me. Which graphs are you looking at? I assumed "MobileOS".... "MobileBrowser" is slightly in Android's favour, but really - what are these stats trying to prove?

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-ww-monthly-201007-201105-bar

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-na-monthly-201007-201105-bar

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-eu-monthly-201007-201105-bar

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RE[4]: So....
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2011 08:45 in reply to "RE[3]: So...."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You might want to re-read Kaiwai's (admittedly, hypothetical) question. I was trying to make a point. I'm too busy to elaborate, but it should be pretty obvious.

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RE[4]: So....
by molnarcs on Tue 12th Jul 2011 09:04 in reply to "RE[3]: So...."
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

nice bargraph - take a look at the lines. we are not talking about current market share, we are talking about trends. And looking at the trends, the future does not look very bright for iOS. In a few countries, iOS grows as fast as Android. In most markets, iOS grows slower. And again, in some markets, Android wiped the floor (or is about to) with iOS. The reason this is cause for alarm for Apple is that this is the juicy bit of the high-end market, precisely the one they are interested in.

Years ago everyone predicted that Android will flood the market with cheap Chinese handsets. However, it appears now that high-end Android handsets (some more expensive than Apple's offerings) are chewing at their marketshare. I'm pulling this out of my ass, but I would bet that 95% of Android growth is due to units sold in Apple's price-range (about $500 non-subsidized). Apple wouldn't mind a 80% Android marketshare if it was on the low-end. They are not interested in the low-end. Unfortunately for them, Android's eating Apple's high-end lunch. Hence the litigation.

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RE[4]: So....
by protomank on Tue 12th Jul 2011 14:13 in reply to "RE[3]: So...."
protomank Member since:
2006-08-03

Change your graphic to line, and you will have a surprise...
The bars do now show the current trend.

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RE[3]: So....
by kaiwai on Tue 12th Jul 2011 08:50 in reply to "RE[2]: So...."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Which means NOTHING given it doesn't take into account the ability and willingness to spend money on applications/games - there is study after study showing that Android users have the lowest rate when it comes to willingness to purchase games/applications. Sorry, a platform longevity cannot just run on scented clouds of loveliness but whether it attracts applications to enhance the platform from merely a phone into a hand held device that has phone capabilities along side a whole host of others.

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RE[4]: So....
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2011 08:52 in reply to "RE[3]: So...."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

2008 called, they want your argument back.

The Android Market is PACKED with applications. Your argument is invalid.

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RE[4]: So....
by JAlexoid on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:22 in reply to "RE[3]: So...."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Do you:
- work with consumer mobile technologies?
- are a consultant in consumer mobile space?
- own a consumer oriented mobile tech company?

If neither, than I suggest you read a bit of what VentureBeat has to say and I am seeing first hand - selling apps is a dead end business already. Thanks to Apple for driving the mobile app price down into the gutter.

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