Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 14:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Since I love making it seem as if The Netherlands is in any way relevant anywhere ever, here's the most recent market share figures for smartphones, released today, covering the month of August (there's a graph showing the figures for every month from August 2011 until August 2012). The iPhone has a market share of almost 20% - but Android is ravaging the market, and now holds a market share of 70% (!). Nearly 75% of all Android smartphones sold in The Netherlands are made by Samsung. If you take the entire phone market - including feature phones - the iPhone holds 13% (up from 8% in August 2011) and Android 47% (up from 30% in August 2011). Windows Phone barely manages to hold on at 1%, and the BlackBerry dropped from 13% to 5%. Interestingly enough, in this combined feature/smartphone market, nearly 50% are Samsung phones. This of course doesn't yet include the iPhone 5, so the next set of figures will most likely show a spike for Apple. Still, if The Netherlands is in any way indicative of the rest of Europe, it's no surprise Apple tends to focus on US figures during its presentations.
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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by zima on Thu 18th Oct 2012 23:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
zima
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2005-07-06

The Netherlands representing Europe is like Ohio representing the US.

Yeah, kinda - but also, Europe overall is likely (and usually is) to be further "away" from the US than the NL (with the notable exceptions in the areas of car usage, public transport, and such).
So looking at US stats (what web media often quote in ~smartphones), then at NL, it's quite safe to assume that the US->NL difference goes further.

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