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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[6]: Reponse
by Tony Swash on Mon 21st Jan 2013 12:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Reponse"
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If you frequent Apple fanboi related sites, which I suspect you do, you have fallen to this issue of misrepresenting facts and clinging to numbers that are barely have any meaning outside of a small number of users.

Android install base is not significantly larger than an iOS install base. Both should be about 500mil by now, with a margin of error of no more than 15%. Total app revenues are barely known, as only Apple's revenues can be counted up. And there are stories on both sides of massive piracy and massive profits, that don't support any death threats to any platform.

And then there's this BS that comes from nowhere:
"The iOS ecosystem is healthy, the Android ecosystem is surprisingly anaemic.

Both ecosystems are healthy and active.

Every metric I have ever seen from multiple sources (none of which are your bizarre imaged 'fanboi' sites) says the same thing: Android users actually use their Android phones as a platform to do things much, much less than iOS users. Given the weight of evidence I would have thought this is not a very controversial thing to say. I could trawl the web for data links but do I really need to,?

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RE[7]: Reponse
by WereCatf on Mon 21st Jan 2013 12:38 in reply to "RE[6]: Reponse"
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I could trawl the web for data links but do I really need to,?

I would love to see these "metrics" of yours.

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RE[8]: Reponse
by MOS6510 on Mon 21st Jan 2013 12:57 in reply to "RE[7]: Reponse"
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I'm surprised you don't know these. Without looking for them these metrics regularly appear in the news. In the latest Apple keynote there was even a reference to it.

Each time it turns out Android users don't use their phones/tablets all that much.

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RE[8]: Reponse
by Tony Swash on Mon 21st Jan 2013 15:51 in reply to "RE[7]: Reponse"
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Ho hum. I am always surprised by people who profess to be interested in the tech trends and yet seem so oblivious to clear trends that are well documented. I decided to spend precisely five minutes responding to your tedious request, the results are below.

If you really want more data I suggest a few relevant Google searches, you will find a lot of interesting material about the differences between iOS and Android platform utilisation. Personally I find this difference between the platform utilisation rates, which has enormous implications, to be one of the most interesting phenomena in the modern tech world. It is clearly a well documented fact yet explaining why it is happening is very complex because I suspect it involves many different factors some of which are hard to measure. I would love to see some serious research on this question.

Here are some links for you, a 'thank you' would be nice ;)

General overview of the different levels of iOS and Android engagement and the engagement trend

Advertising income

Digital Content

Developer revenues

Web traffic

Web commerce

A case study with one product on both platforms

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