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Although Apple and Google are likely going to remain bitter rivals in the smartphone space with their competing mobile platforms, the gap between Android and iOS may be closing. Following...
06-12-2012, 11:53 AM #1
Munster Thinks iOS 6 Will Help Apple Close The Android Gap
Although Apple and Google are likely going to remain bitter rivals in the smartphone space with their competing mobile platforms, the gap between Android and iOS may be closing.
Following Apple's official preview of iOS 6 yesterday at the WWDC 2012 kickoff, no shortage of heavyweight Wall Street analysts find themselves in rare agreement across the mobile landscape this morning. Based on rampant, industry-wide projections, iOS 6 will help Apple absorb some of Android's leading smartphone market share.
"We believe this focus on integrating important web partners continues to meaningfully differentiate iOS from Android," Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray says, adding that the global iPhone market share will climb at least ten percentage points in the next two to three years.
Munster says iOS 6 will help Apple's market share grow faster than Android's overall.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani agrees. According to Daryanani, Apple may finally have Android's number, particularly in the wake of Apple's introduction of the new iOS Maps app, which could effectively deflate the momentum of Google's competing 3D mobile mapping service.
Sources: MarketWatch, Apple Insider
06-12-2012, 01:17 PM #2
Don't see this "new" iOS map, that basically look like any other map apps out there, effectively deflate momentum of google 3D mobile mapping service? It looks just like TomTom app with Apple look to it. Google map actually introduce new stuff to their mapping service that is actually helpful to users.
06-12-2012, 01:18 PM #3
What's the release date or month?
06-12-2012, 01:23 PM #4
oh ofc the only thing google has against apple was navigation haha
06-12-2012, 01:43 PM #5
What gap? How can there really be one since the phone you choose is a preference? If you like what Android offers..well you choose Android. If you like what iOS offers you choose Apple. The gap is created by YOU the media in order to have something to write about. Lets be honest here. People that buy Droid and only use it love it, until they try iOS..that's been my experience although its just and experience i know. I only know one person(i know many with both iOS/Droid) that went from Androit>iOS then back to Android. He is an engineer at my place of work. His reasoning was he is used to Android, not that it is a better phone. To each his/her own i suppose..happy hunting!
06-12-2012, 02:29 PM #6
06-12-2012, 04:22 PM #7
I've used both, and have an iPhone 4 here at the house that I gladly replaced with a RAZR MAXX for those very reasons. Even jailbroke the iPhone was nowhere near the MAXX capabilities. And the last rumor I heard was that the iPad original was not even on the upgrade path for IOS 6. For what I use mine for I guess it will be replaced with an Android tablet, as games are not life and death for me.
I came from the android environment to the IOS, and for me IOS is to locked/dumbed down. IOS is great for those who don't demand customization in their phones or do not want to become technically literate to use the power of Android.
It boils down to what the end user wants in their device and the iPhone just didn't cut it for me.... Or my wife who has one forced on her through work but much prefers the MAXX she has because of its capability - and she is not a power user.
Last edited by Tperry; 06-12-2012 at 04:36 PM.Not a waterboy for Android OR Apple.
06-12-2012, 05:17 PM #8
...no (to the article).
A lot of it comes down to price. How many people in the general audience care about most of these features? All my mom needs is Facebook, and calling functionality on her phone. She could be well off with an Android and could have paid for a cheaper phone than to have paid $200+tax on an iPhone. The only reason she has an iPhone is bc I have one and I suggested it. Otherwise, Android has Facebook and 3G/4G capabilities, and can make/receive calls too. A lot of older people are getting into smartphones nowadays, and what matters to them right now isn't all these fancy things. So when it comes down to it, Android and iOS devices have the same basic functions to meet a lot of "basic people" today.
Like others have said, it's down to preference as well. Price and preference.
06-12-2012, 05:29 PM #9
I disagree. Android 5.0 is in the makings
06-12-2012, 05:53 PM #10
06-12-2012, 07:07 PM #11
06-12-2012, 08:26 PM #12
Its all about preference iOS vs OS and I'm sticking with iOS the new Map app looks incredibl3D
06-12-2012, 08:28 PM #13
Yeah removing Google maps was a step backwards.
06-12-2012, 08:38 PM #14
06-12-2012, 08:45 PM #15
I think so.Only personal preference.Life is like music. It must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
06-12-2012, 08:54 PM #16
I don't think ios6 is all that. I was hoping for themes & animated wallpapers.
06-12-2012, 11:40 PM #17
What good is a droid with all these bells & whistles if it can't last over 12 hours with heavy use? Just my personal opinion.
06-13-2012, 01:29 AM #18
Can iOS 5 User Upgrade To iOS 6 ????
06-13-2012, 04:11 AM #19
Mine lasts as long as my iPhone 4 did with the same amount of use. As the iPhone gains more abilities it's battery life decreases just like the android smart phones do. The androids just have been able to do it longer, therefore have had a shorter battery life than the less capable iPhone. The battery in the MAXX is really amazing on up time on one charge.
Interesting read at reference battery time at http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers...=mobile-phones
Bear in mind that is according to an independent third party testing for data and company web sites for voice.
Last edited by Tperry; 06-13-2012 at 04:37 AM.Not a waterboy for Android OR Apple.
06-13-2012, 06:14 AM #20