Gartner: smartphones outsell featurephones thanks to Android

14 August, 2013
Smartphone sales in Q2 2013 grew to 225 million units shipped compared to 210 million featurephones.

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  • Jillxz

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 13:49 from PUmB - click to readTrue , but the carriers still charge for data on those phones.

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  • 2013-09-26 02:57
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  • Raker

> In reply to N8N900PV @ 2013-08-15 14:30 from mEJS - click to readSo? android at 3 year of development was also at 3% then can ginger butter which every one ate

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  • 2013-08-15 18:53
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  • Raker

> In reply to Ronny @ 2013-08-15 10:14 from v3BR - click to readif you are s4 (usa) user than you will have the downgraded 4 core version which is quit fluid.
but s4 octa core somethime get confused which core to use. i will do some more test on it and will post in android central. stay tuned

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  • 2013-08-15 18:44
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  • Raker

> In reply to Zahid Hasan @ 2013-08-15 10:44 from XNmI - click to readhmmm first go and use s4 your self you can serch my clips on youtube where i recoded lags and found the reason. s4 is just a chunk and a small size note 2 thats all. all so called unique software can be downloaded to other droids too

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  • 2013-08-15 18:37
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  • Anonymous

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-08-15 08:43 from up2N - click to readiOS has no multitasking (of the true variety), no file manager, no app integration, it's just an app launcher. Almost any featurephone can do this without breaking the bank.

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  • 2013-08-15 15:22
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  • N8N900PV

So Windows Phone after three years have little more market share then Samsung experiment Bada ? :D Windwos Mobile had a ~ 10-12% World market share and http://boygeniusreport.files.w...11.jpg?w=942
40% in USA, where is now WP ?! Elop - Ofc Symbian has losing customers but even for last year Symbian still outsold all of Lumia Windows Phone. Nokia sell more Lumia then last year but without Symbian total sales is lower.

Stéphane Richard, the CEO of France Télécom:
" “The Nokia family in my opinion is nice, but there is no ‘wow’ effect,” Richard said. “When you have a market with very steady players like Apple and Samsung, you need to have a ‘wow’ effect.”

He added that although the telecoms are praying for someone to break the duopoly of Android and iOS, the market is becoming very crowded. Apart from Windows Phone there’s also Mozilla, Blackberry and Sailfish that are trying to become major players in the market. Not all of them will survive, he said: “There will probably not be room for everyone.”"

So MS and Elop where is wow effect ? :> Maybe some time Fierfox OS will have 2-3%, comparing it with great "Microsoft", millions of dollars on marketing 3-4% after three years is not impressed. Maybe Microsoft does not care abut that coz still have a whole range of products, has other problems like Windows 8, RT, Xbox. But for Nokia it's a matter of life, it is a question to be or not to be. Choice of the WP was stupid ? Not if Nokia would have some alternative like MeeGo (eveloped together with others) or Android etc. Nokia even with 80% in WP is not able to break through the first five smartphone producers, was it worth it?
Elop said that it was too late but what else could he say if he have previously worked for MS ?! Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei can but not Nokia, even Alcatel came so late but better than then do nothing. Where's Nokia phones with Qwerty, dual sim, increased resistance, competitor to Galaxy Note ? Nokia would have hands tied in Android, on WP have the same or even more, so it's best to work in both markets. People who have Symbian chosen later Android not WP - philosophy and construction of this system is not acceptable to many people (is not even about the number of apps).
Even if WP become so "strong" with 7-10% and Nokia will be 4-6th producer in the world it will be NOT success. Not for someone who has 10-12% market share (WM) and 40% in USA, not for someone who has been a market leader like Nokia.

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  • 2013-08-15 14:30
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  • Zahid Hasan

> In reply to Gargamel @ 2013-08-14 12:51 from S2KQ - click to readI also don't see any point in Nokia making Android phones. They should improve their OS more and more so that WPs can compete equally with android. End Result? Companies will be more innovative, People have more choices over their smartphones :)

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  • 2013-08-15 11:06
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  • Zahid Hasan

> In reply to I255B @ 2013-08-14 16:36 from 61qS - click to readAre you sure? Cause I saw otherwise with my colleague's Symphony W150 (Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
4.7” IPS HD 1280*720, Camera:8 MP+2 MP, 1.2 GHz Quad Core), RAM 1 GB) which is only $160 and looks gorgeous (Also the screen). It can do many things. But when you compare the user experience with other brands like HTC, Samsung, iPhone you can easily see the differences.

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  • 2013-08-15 10:56
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  • 3illz

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 18:54 from YTLV - click to readYou guys are just jealous of Android. Apple is so Boring. My Sony xperia SL doesn't lag at all. I've got cool games and apps all for free. Unlike like apple where every damn thing is for sale.

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  • 2013-08-15 10:45
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  • Zahid Hasan

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-08-14 19:56 from rJj0 - click to readlol, use S4 first, then comment here. I am not saying my S4 never lags, but it lags occasionally, definitely tolerable compared to so many useful features at can offer. And don't tell me that other mobile OS's don't lag cause that would be plain lies. They all lag more or less (Some cover it with animation and some cover it with other ways).

Even PC operating system lags occasionally. When you click a program , does it run immediately. Some small program can, but there are many programs which take some time to launch. So, why people blame only android for the lag responsibility!!! Lag is present in all OS's (admit it or not).

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  • 2013-08-15 10:44
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  • Ronny

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-08-14 19:56 from rJj0 - click to readHave you used s4 for yourself? Or just trolling based on your intellectual assumptions. :)

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  • 2013-08-15 10:14
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  • Raker

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 23:08 from ajUu - click to readso how an iphone is a feature phone?

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  • 2013-08-15 08:43
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  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 15:51 from Kg$C - click to readAnd why is a phone better than a PC in any way except portability? A phone's usability is truly abysmal compared to a computer. And the OS is far worse than Windows or its equivalents.

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  • 2013-08-14 23:10
  • ajUu
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Raker @ 2013-08-14 19:54 from rJj0 - click to readWell, in this case all Apple phones are featurephones, so the quota of smartphones is less than 50%.

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  • 2013-08-14 23:08
  • ajUu
  • Raker

> In reply to MdN @ 2013-08-14 20:01 from akv1 - click to readI have a n8 and i still use it, there are still many symbian user

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  • 2013-08-14 20:06
  • rJj0
  • MdN

630000 Symbian phones sold. Not bad for a "dead" OS. It's definitely not for ordinary people, as a comment below said, or for people who get a headache if they see too many letters at once, but it suits my needs perfectly (probably because I'm no ordinary person, will spare you the details) so I wouldn't trade my Symbian phone for almost any 2013 iDroid8 phone (and yes, I tried them).

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  • 2013-08-14 20:01
  • akv1
  • KINA

android the best os

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  • 2013-08-14 19:59
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  • Raker

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-14 17:23 from t1$F - click to readyou call android good. every company use it because its free. ITS LAGS AND HANGS LIKE NONE. look at s4 it cant even decide which core to use in its 8 core and get hanged till death

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  • 2013-08-14 19:56
  • rJj0
  • Raker

USELESS data half of those android phone are feature phone. Android dosent always means smartphone gsmarena should review the article again.

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  • 2013-08-14 19:54
  • rJj0