Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Apr 2014 19:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y

I'm using the URL slug headline for this one (check the link).

This map showing the locations of 280 million individual posts on Twitter shows a depressing divide in America: Tweets coming from Manhattan tend to come from iPhones. Tweets coming from Newark, N.J., tend to come from Android phones.

If you live in the New York metro area, you don't need to be told that Manhattan is where the region's rich people live, and the poor live in Newark. Manhattan's median income is $67,000 a year. Newark's is $17,000, according to U.S. Census data.

This fascinates me, as it seems to be a very American thing. In The Netherlands, Android has an 80% market share, and we have far lower poverty rates than the US (that Newark median income is crazy low by Dutch standards). I'm pretty sure the situation is similar for many other West-European nations.

This raises an interesting question: is it 'Android is for poor people' - or is it 'Android is for poor people in America'?

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przemo_li
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2010-06-01

And Apple is targetting high end only.

So why would they be present in areas where low end matters (like in whole damn USA)?

Anyway, Apple got to late to Europe,Asia,Africa or any other market that matter.

They are either too expensive (Asia, Africa) or too late (Europe) to ecosystem game, or late to innovation (Japan) game.

Not that Apple is struggling to keep its market...

Just they do not have what most people wants, and most people do not have cash for what Apple have.

(And Android ecosystem is at least good enough to stop Apple advance if Apple starts second)

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