Smartphone market grew 55 percent, iOS declining by 2014

9 September, 2010
There are some good times ahead for smartphones, say market analysts from IDC. Smartphone market share is expected to grow by over 50% and oddly iOS will be declining in the future, with Android and Windows...

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  • Anonymous

jjsoviet, 13 Sep 2010Again, I think it is an error in my part to use the weakening ph... moreThe Droid is useless outside America, it is also no match in Internet speed HSDPA absolutely annihilates Verizon's CDMA network.

You lose.

  • deep space bar

Anonymous, 13 Sep 2010iphone already acommplished no other makes can at this moment: r... morethat will happen soon VERY soon

and like always nokia is still top no matter what

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010512MB of RAM in the iPhone 4. What's the most you can get in ... moreSurely N8 does have 256 mb ram but it does also feature virtual memory. And it does multitasking better than iphone4. N8 is even far more stronger than iphone4, N8 can survive drop from 5 meters but iphone4 even cant survive drop from 2 feets.

  • jjsoviet

Anonymous, 13 Sep 2010Hope you can be fair and say the exact same thing about the ... moreAgain, I think it is an error in my part to use the weakening phone manufacturer (Nokia) as a point of discussion here.

Now if we're talking about the quality vs. quantity argument, we could pick out two phones competing against each other: iPhone and Motorola Droid. Now I'll make this clear that all other factors (manufacturer history, number of phones made, etc.) will be set aside for this comparison.

So, we'll just talk about the feature set of both phones, as well as the total sales of the devices. For one, the iPhone is obviously a winner in the sales department, boasting multi-million purchases in just under a year. No doubt that the iPhone has become somewhat a status icon, the definitive phone of modern, hipster society. I can hardly contend that it truly excels in quantity.

However, when we compare it side-by-side against the Droid, I think we know how this goes: it loses out in both hardware and software capabilities. Due to the closed nature of the iOS, there are so many limitations that devs can't do much besides making apps and the occasional tweaks.

The Motorola Droid on the other hand can be rooted quite easily and has a multitude of custom ROMs available in the net. Functionality of the already-capable Android 2.0 can be increased significantly by the huge amount of settings, apps and tweaks possible. Such technicalities are further bolstered by the superior hardware, such as a better camera, CPU and RAM, as well as support for memory cards and the like. In that sense, the Droid is definitely a winner in terms of quality.

  • jjsoviet

Anonymous, 13 Sep 2010So the market / consumers tell you what they want...something si... moreI was only comparing in a pure hardware/software specsheet standpoint. Yeah I think it was foolish of me to use Nokia as a point of comparison, but still it's pretty clear that even a phone from the ailing "almighty brand" can outdo the latest iPhone, feature-wise.

And I do use Android.

  • Anonymous

jjsoviet, 11 Sep 2010Sales don't immediately equate to quality. Even if something's s... moreHope you can be fair and say the exact same thing about the

- so called most popular / best selling smartphone OS.
- the best seller in the mobile phone industry

quantity =/= quality?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010Oh yeah, i just saw that you mentioned N8. So you actually do... moreiphone already acommplished no other makes can at this moment: recognition.

One takes out an iphone, most people know is an iphone.

You can take out an N8, for most non-phone experts, it's just "another phone" (perhaps Aino?)

And how about the "talking points"? "Hey, did you download the latest app regarding....? Oh, sorry, I don't use iphone!".

PS. I don't use iphone either, but my wife does and will continue until Apple stops making phone.

  • Anonymous

jjsoviet, 12 Sep 2010The iPhone is used as a benchmark for other smartphones simply b... moreSo the market / consumers tell you what they want...something simple, fast and never hangs.

Who cares what the hack can Symbian do? Most of the ex-almighty brand users I know already switched to iphone or Android.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010No my friend, it took Apple 3 years just to figure out how to do... moreMy wild guess is Apple actually knows how to make everything, just that it intentionally NOT to release all those features, or else, how can they have a NEW phone every YEAR?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010Hello, you are dumb, no wonder you are using Iphone. I merely co... moreCompanies that are going bust release their financials on the weekend so their share price doesn't collapse, like Nokia's 60% fall since the iPhone came along.

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]I'm pretty happy, got me an iPhone 4 it does everything I want, smoothly and effortlessly.

I got two houses, three cars, nice wife, couple of kids and live in Australia, life's good.

What's there to be sad about.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010You're comparing Samsung's revenue figures that was released tod... moreHello, you are dumb, no wonder you are using Iphone. I merely copy paste the press release from both company I/R, apparently you did not bother to clink on both link. Samsung "today" means the day they release the result which was July. Kindly use your brain, which company releases their result on a SUNDAY? Both result are as of 30 June 2010, you are in self denial. No matter what, there is no way Apple can match Samsung 34 Billion revenue quarterly.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010If you have a life, any of those is about three times more than ... more"I wish smartphone users were actually smart people"

Lol! Classic already!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010512MB of RAM in the iPhone 4. What's the most you can get in ... moreIf you have a life, any of those is about three times more than you actually need. Damn, I wish smartphone users were actually smart people.

  • Anonymous

jjsoviet, 12 Sep 2010RAM? That's it? The fact that the N8 has loads more hardware fea... moreNo my friend, it took Apple 3 years just to figure out how to do viceocalls with Wi-fi network at home to another iPhone 4. They haven't got to the Video 3G or 4G part yet. That's in 3-4 years.

  • jjsoviet

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010512MB of RAM in the iPhone 4. What's the most you can get in ... moreRAM? That's it? The fact that the N8 has loads more hardware features already means that the iPhone is lacking heavily compared to other smartphones. Took them about 2 generations to figure out how to make video calls and do multitasking.

Apple could have just ditched the 2G version and release the 3G late into the party, then the iPhone 4 as its second generation follow-up. In that way people would even more be convinced of the iPhone's revolutionary introduction into the smartphone world.

  • jjsoviet

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010You got a HD2 with it's 65k screen, ghastly 16 million colour sc... moreSamsung has AMOLED. Much schmexier than any LCD-type display.

  • jjsoviet

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010Show me a $150 HTC phone. It doesn't exist, HTC phones are ex... moreYour argument fails because you're talking about phones under service provider contract lol. Subsidized, even the HTC Evo 4G is priced the same as any iPhone. Unsubsidized, an iPhone would be considered expensive.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010Judging from your reaction i see that i hit a softspot there wit... moreYou got a HD2 with it's 65k screen, ghastly 16 million colour screens have been around since panasonic introduced them in 2004.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2010Judging from your reaction i see that i hit a softspot there wit... moreShow me a $150 HTC phone.

It doesn't exist, HTC phones are expensive.