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07-03-2012, 02:33 AM #1
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.
07-03-2012, 03:32 AM #2
Uh oh, angry Android fans coming!
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07-03-2012, 03:36 AM #3
07-03-2012, 03:42 AM #4
Or 'Fandroids', as I call them.
07-03-2012, 06:31 AM #5
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.
07-03-2012, 08:19 AM #6
07-03-2012, 08:32 AM #7
It's sad that they closed me.com. I mean a few of their services was useful
07-03-2012, 10:15 AM #8
07-03-2012, 11:31 AM #9
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.
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07-03-2012, 11:56 AM #10
Notice it is only iOS and not crapple. iOS beats android but google and windows murder crapple any day.
07-03-2012, 11:58 AM #11
07-03-2012, 12:45 PM #12
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.
07-03-2012, 01:26 PM #13
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....
07-03-2012, 01:29 PM #14
07-03-2012, 01:34 PM #15
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.
07-03-2012, 01:37 PM #16
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.
07-03-2012, 03:43 PM #17
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.If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
07-03-2012, 05:33 PM #18
Not suprised at all... android seems so stagnant to me
07-03-2012, 08:02 PM #19
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.
07-03-2012, 08:08 PM #20
Of course iOS is growing. Apple won't stop having Android products banned.