Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 13:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Market trends in Western Europe are not looking good for Apple's iPhone. 'Apple's iOS continues to lose ground as market share declined to 20% from 25% in 1Q12 [first quarter 2012]', IDC said Tuesday. Android, meanwhile, is gaining operating system market share, up 14 percent year-to-year in the first quarter. 'Android continues to dominate the smartphone landscape', according to IDC. In the quarter, Google's OS shipped 21.9 million units and market share increased to 69 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 55 percent in last years' first quarter." On top of that, Apple got knocked out of the top five in India, where it's also bleeding market share. The America-centred large technology sites that dominate our reporting often fail to spot this huge problem for Apple: the company is only doing well in the US. It's losing everywhere else. And just in case you don't know: 'everywhere else' is 95% of the world, and that's where future growth is to be found. The fact that Apple hasn't addressed this yet is exactly why its shares aren't doing stellar anymore.
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RE[2]: Why?
by leos on Thu 27th Jun 2013 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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I am not sure what the "Java layer" has to do with it. Hardly noticeable to the naked eye. If you mean you find Android less than slick performance-wise perhaps you've only used older or lower spec phones. The Nexus 4 is fantastic.

I have an iPhone 4 that was provided by my work (3 years old now). I just recently bought my wife a Nexus 4.
It is truly amazing how the iPhone can still scroll content more smoothly than the quad core nexus. The only thing that the Nexus 4 manages to scroll completely without stutter is the home screen. Maps, web pages, and pdfs are all still a bit laggy/stuttery.
Also just got a Blackberry Z10 at work and it has the same problem. I don't understand why no one can solve this smooth scrolling problem.

Also funny is that my wife's shiny Nexus 4 sits gathering dust while she uses her iPod touch all day. The apps (reddit, email, iMessage) and games (Scrabble, draw something, fruit ninja) are just better on iOS, even though the iPod hardware is probably 10 times slower.

Edited 2013-06-27 15:31 UTC

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