Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th May 2013 13:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems worldwide, combined for 92.3% of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013 as Windows Phone crept past BlackBerry for 3rd place. According to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android smartphone vendors and Apple shipped a total of 199.5 million units worldwide during 1Q13, up 59.1% from the 125.4 million units shipped during 1Q12." Windows Phone doubles from a few to twice few, iOS loser market share as its growth is slower than that of the overall market. BlackBerry continues slide into irrelevance.
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RE: Hummmm
by leos on Thu 16th May 2013 14:48 UTC in reply to "Hummmm"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Most people you see on trains are using are using iPhones, easily the majority are iPhones. But they are only 17% apparently. What is it about the iPhone which makes the average people more prone to actually take out and use the apple smart phone so much much more than others!

I also see tons of blackberries being used! and they are now beneath windows


iPhone market share in US and Canada is significantly higher than the rest of the world. I also see mostly iPhones around here (Victoria, Canada).

However, if you look at web usage stats they disagree wildly with device sold stats (with Apple getting a much higher share of web usage than would be expected given their sales), so it does seem that iPhone buyers actually use them more than Android buyers (likely due to low end Android devices that are being sold essentially as feature phones ).

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RE[2]: Hummmm
by JAlexoid on Thu 16th May 2013 17:37 in reply to "RE: Hummmm"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Well.... If Android's browsers were as good as Mobile Safari...

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RE[3]: Hummmm
by woegjiub on Thu 16th May 2013 23:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Hummmm"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

Firefox and Opera for android are superb, the problem is more likely to be the dumbphone replacement droids.

That, or iPhone users somehow still think it's a status symbol, and not a reduced-feature device.

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RE[2]: Hummmm
by No it isnt on Thu 16th May 2013 19:35 in reply to "RE: Hummmm"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Might just as well be due to the market segment that goes for Apple products. I'm pretty sure they're mainly young people.

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