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06-21-2011, 09:30 AM #1
Android Market Share On The Decline
Now that the iPhone 4 is available on both Verizon and AT&T, the increase in the amount of exposure to cellular users was indefinite. However, this proposition has taken a much larger toll, especially on Android.
A chart send from Needham & Co.'s Charlie Wolf to clients shows a major increase in the market share of the iPhone in the United States after Verizon took it up. On the flip side, Android lost some coverage in its first ever sequential decline in any region of the world. In the period that the iPhone was taken onto Verizon, Apple's iPhone market share went up 12.3 percentage points to 29.5%. Android dropped from 52.4% to 49.5%. Although not a huge drop, Fortune believes that this decline is significant:
"In our opinion, this is just the beginning of Android's share loss in the U.S.," Wolf writes. "The migration of subscribers to the iPhone on the Verizon network should accelerate this fall when Apple coordinates the launch of iPhone 5 on the GSM and CDMA networks. The iPhone could also launch on the Sprint and T-Mobile networks."
Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 06-21-2011 at 09:37 AM.
06-21-2011, 10:30 AM #2
Do not know the point of this post.
First significant drop for the Android and its news, but look at all those iOS drop and nobody mentions it.
06-21-2011, 10:35 AM #3
06-21-2011, 10:44 AM #4
Lulz at blackberry
06-21-2011, 10:53 AM #5
06-21-2011, 11:40 AM #6
I still find it hard to understand how Android has suck a big market share, I only know 2-3 people with Androids but i know dozens with iPhones and Blackberries
06-21-2011, 12:06 PM #7
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06-21-2011, 02:54 PM #9
That graph also shows rises and falls for the iPhone as well, which seem like greater falls than the first blip of an Android decline.
06-21-2011, 04:38 PM #10
I agree with whereswaldo. This surprises me so much. I know so many people who have iPhones and so many businesses that give their employees iPhones. I don't see how it spiked so high?
06-21-2011, 04:48 PM #11
A month or so ago, there were stories about Android's market share being 36%, Apple at 26% and RIM at 25.7% but those statistics were changed when I read about it on this site.
In addition, most analysts say that Microsoft will surpass Apple in market share by 2015 bumping apple down to 3rd place.
So how does all this suddenly change within' the last 30 days?
Last edited by jOnGarrett; 06-21-2011 at 04:51 PM.
06-21-2011, 05:08 PM #12
I know lots of people with Android phones. They make a vast array of cheap devices. I know of very few people that would have Android over iOS if prices were equal - but a colleague could upgrade to an iPhone 4 for £200 or an HTC Desire S for free - The iPhone is better than the Desire S but is it £200 better?
The iPhone 4 is the best device available IMHO - but is it worth the extra? For lots of people, no.
One quarter drop in Android share is news - but not necessarily any indication. Time will tell.
06-23-2011, 09:59 AM #13
I still don't understand this comparrison of iPhone vs android as a smartphone. It's like saying hey let's compare how many ppl buy oranges vs every other fruit that grows on trees. You just can't.
And this chart is a comparrison between smartphones. Android is NOT a smartphone it's an OS.
06-23-2011, 10:12 AM #14