Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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RE[5]: Obviously
by henderson101 on Tue 4th Dec 2012 16:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Obviously"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

Why don't you think the market benefits from it?


Me personally? I don't believe that the figures reflect the reality - all they show is lowest price wins. Ask most of the non geek, average punters why they got an Android phone and many will say "what's Android?"

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RE[6]: Obviously
by Wondercool on Tue 4th Dec 2012 17:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Obviously"
Wondercool Member since:
2005-07-08

It was more directed to Thom, as he says he thinks it does not benefit the market but does not explain why not.

I think that people do know Android and like the fact they can choose from 100 different phone at 100 different price plans rather than take a vendor locked, 1 model fits them all, my way or the high way, OS/phone

Edited 2012-12-04 17:14 UTC

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RE[7]: Obviously
by henderson101 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 12:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Obviously"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

I honestly don't think most average people care. They go with trends (what is the current talking point) or they go with price, or both.

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RE[6]: Obviously
by zima on Fri 7th Dec 2012 15:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Obviously"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't believe that the figures reflect the reality - all they show is lowest price wins. Ask most of the non geek, average punters why they got an Android phone and many will say "what's Android?"

Probably similar with Windows or... OSX and Darwin, BSD; or "internet" and Firefox, Gecko, Chrome, Webkit.

Nothing unusual, doesn't change what wins.

Edited 2012-12-07 15:43 UTC

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