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  • iOS Growth Reportedly Doubles Android In Last Three Months


    While both the Android platform and the iOS platform continue to dominate the smartphone market, new data released recently suggests that the growth of Google’s mobile OS may be slowing down a bit as Apple saw two new users for every one Android customer during the past three months.

    According to a survey by research firm comScore, Android users accounted for 50.9% of the U.S. smartphone market while iOS garnered roughly 31.9%. The results came from the MobiLens service which surveyed 30,000 mobile subscribers during the three months ending in May. Both operating systems managed to make some gains but Apple more than doubled Android’s growth during the time frame. Google’s OS saw a gain of 0.8% during the three months while iOS added 1.7%. The change aligns with what was pointed out previously when Android saw a negative month-to-month growth and Apple grew 0.5 points over the same month.

    RIM came in third place for the three month period which ended in May, with a share of 11.4%, a substantial 2% drop from the beginning of February as the BlackBerry maker continues to undergoes internal restructuring and corporate turmoil. Microsoft’s share grew 0.1% to finish May with 4% of the market, while the Symbian OS rounded out the top five with 1.1% dropping 0.4 points.

    Smartphone owners accounted for 110 million users of the 234 million users who are of age 13 and older and use mobile devices. The number at the end of May is up 5% from February and continues to steadily grow. Samsung continued to retain the crown as the nation’s top combined feature phone and smartphone OEM with a commanding 25.7% share of the market, up 0.1% from the previous report. Apple continued to exhibit signs of growth on strong sales of the newest iPhone 4S and grew 1.5% points to claim 15% of the market.

    Source: comScore
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Growth Reportedly Doubles Android In Last Three Months started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Uh oh, angry Android fans coming!
    1. takenlife's Avatar
      takenlife -
      ^ *like*
    1. ChandlerWhaley's Avatar
      ChandlerWhaley -
      Or 'Fandroids', as I call them.
    1. Nichonico's Avatar
      Nichonico -
      Honestly, after trying the Samsung tablet for the first time this weekend, I have no regret saying that Android's OS has everything equal to IOS, in terms of availability of apps and everything associated with that. I am defiantly considering buying a Samsung tablet or even an Android smartphone after being an iPhone customer for the last 4 years... Features are pretty much the same but any differences I think android has an advantage.
    1. Chalty669's Avatar
      Chalty669 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nichonico View Post
      Honestly, after trying the Samsung tablet for the first time this weekend, I have no regret saying that Android's OS has everything equal to IOS, in terms of availability of apps and everything associated with that. I am defiantly considering buying a Samsung tablet or even an Android smartphone after being an iPhone customer for the last 4 years... Features are pretty much the same but any differences I think android has an advantage.
      You might be right about a couple things, but have you considered repurchasing all the apps you've acquired over the last 4 years? Also if you're going to keep your iPhone, you might have a more difficult time syncing all of your stuff (iCloud).
    1. GabrielTam's Avatar
      GabrielTam -
      It's sad that they closed me.com. I mean a few of their services was useful
    1. pegitt's Avatar
      pegitt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nichonico View Post
      Honestly, after trying the Samsung tablet for the first time this weekend, I have no regret saying that Android's OS has everything equal to IOS, in terms of availability of apps and everything associated with that. I am defiantly considering buying a Samsung tablet or even an Android smartphone after being an iPhone customer for the last 4 years... Features are pretty much the same but any differences I think android has an advantage.
      Ok so the AppStore has over 300,000 apps where as Android had just over 100,000 apps. Android apps cost 2.5 times more than apps from the AppStore, so I see your logic for changing.

      And who said everything Apple was expensive!
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Uh oh, angry Android fans coming!
      ....says the angry iPhone fan.


      You must've missed the part about Android being 50.9% of the market. Considering that Android has a greater market share than all the other platforms combined I don't think Android fans need to be angry about anything.


      Quote Originally Posted by pegitt View Post
      Ok so the AppStore has over 300,000 apps where as Android had just over 100,000 apps.
      Yes because we all know that iPhone users use all 300,000 apps right.

      Quote Originally Posted by pegitt View Post
      Android apps cost 2.5 times more than apps from the AppStore, so I see your logic for changing.
      Android also has more free apps than iOS so what's your point?
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Notice it is only iOS and not crapple. iOS beats android but google and windows murder crapple any day.
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nichonico View Post
      . I am defiantly considering buying a Samsung tablet or even an Android smartphone after being an iPhone customer for the last 4 years... Features are pretty much the same but any differences I think android has an advantage.
      As in, you are going to buy one under duress or you are sure you'll buy one?
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by NegativeBeef View Post
      ....says the angry iPhone fan.


      You must've missed the part about Android being 50.9% of the market. Considering that Android has a greater market share than all the other platforms combined I don't think Android fans need to be angry about anything.




      Yes because we all know that iPhone users use all 300,000 apps right.



      Android also has more free apps than iOS so what's your point?
      1. He doesn't sound angry at all
      2. Androids market share isn't as significant as apples. Why? Cause android has over 100 different phones running their software. Apple has 5 phones using their software and have that much of a market share. They make more money over their phones than android does. Android only gets a share of the money on some phones because they license their software while as apple gets all the money off the iPhone.
      3. Android doesn't have more free apps.
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      1. He doesn't sound angry at all
      2. Androids market share isn't as significant as apples. Why? Cause android has over 100 different phones running their software. Apple has 5 phones using their software and have that much of a market share. They make more money over their phones than android does. Android only gets a share of the money on some phones because they license their software while as apple gets all the money off the iPhone.
      3. Android doesn't have more free apps.
      Android doesn't have more free apps? Really? This article proves otherwise:

      Android Market has more free apps, will soon be larger than Apple’s App Store - Gadgets & Tech - Life & Style - The Independent

      And saying that Android's market share is insignificant is like saying Window's market share is insignificant since thousands of different computers run Windows....
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Quote Originally Posted by NegativeBeef View Post
      Android doesn't have more free apps? Really? This article proves otherwise:

      Android Market has more free apps, will soon be larger than Apple’s App Store - Gadgets & Tech - Life & Style - The Independent

      And saying that Android's market share is insignificant is like saying Window's market share is insignificant since thousands of different computers run Windows....
      There was no mention of Android's market share being insignificant. You were told it wasn't as significant. A big difference.
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      And don't forget that this article only mentions the US market. I suspect that on the global market Android is still winning out in terms of new users.
    1. ithehappy's Avatar
      ithehappy -
      I hate Android, as i am currently using it, so i know how pita it could be, but nor i am a fanboy of Apple. But what happened is very normal and was on the track. Future is more bright for iOS i believe, if they concentrate in what they are doing and keep those policies which maybe nuisance to some.

      Regards.
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      2. Androids market share isn't as significant as apples. Why? Cause android has over 100 different phones running their software. Apple has 5 phones using their software and have that much of a market share. They make more money over their phones than android does. Android only gets a share of the money on some phones because they license their software while as apple gets all the money off the iPhone.

      Android has the higher market share. Doesn't matter how many devices are available with each OS. If you want to use that, Why is it Apple has the higher tablet Market share? There are more tablets running android than iOS. Technically Apple has 3 iPads, 5 iPhones, 4 iPod touches, & 2 Apple TV's.
      All available in just as many markets as Android.
      iPhone out sells all individual phones. Combine phones/tablets by OS, Android has the highest market share. Sure Apple makes more money on each device sold, they still have the lower market share.
    1. control635's Avatar
      control635 -
      Not suprised at all... android seems so stagnant to me
    1. Breezer23's Avatar
      Breezer23 -
      You people can spin things like crazy. Not to discount Apples growth BUT it is easier to gain large % growth numbers on 25,000,000 (making that number up) than it is 100,000,000.

      Using % growth is a ridiculous measure when the user base is so much different. This also brings up the point of iOS's dominance in web traffic. Many low end Android users don't use their phones for that purpose - they use it as a phone. Weird concept.
    1. brodimus's Avatar
      brodimus -
      Of course iOS is growing. Apple won't stop having Android products banned.
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by brodimus View Post
      Of course iOS is growing. Apple won't stop having Android products banned.
      ^^this