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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  • AppleHistory

The statistics smell like 1983 all over again... when Apple Macintosh was, slowly at first, eclipsed by the IBM-Compatibles. Most of you were not born at the time but Steve Jobs surely was there to witness it.

After all those years he still didn't learn much to prevent Apple from the same mistakes. A good company at innovation but way... waaaay too arrogant and money hungry. Hype can get you to trick many people but not for long.

  • Kierann

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010To get rid of Verizon and Motorola blur rubbish off most of the ... moreLearn to read first.

I didn't deny that. I said that a Jailbreak and a root unlock different features. A Jailbreak is still limited by iOS' architecture. A rooted android is WAY more customisable. Besides, Apple are trying to find ways of shutting down Jailbroken iPhones all the time.

  • Anonymous

drummond86, 11 Sep 2010Oh dear, you do know the ARM processor was originally designed f... moreIn case you don't like Wiki, here direct from the source:-

"1990
Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) spins out of Acorn and Apple Computer's collaboration efforts with a charter to create a new microprocessor standard. VLSI Technology becomes an investor and the first licensee"

Source:-

http://www.arm.com/about/company-profile/milesto­nes.php

Oh dear, you don't know about the history of ARM a company that came about as the result of a joint venture involving Apple.

Where would all your smartphones be now if it wasn't for Apple and the Newton, 20 years ago.

  • Anonymous

drummond86, 11 Sep 2010Oh dear, you do know the ARM processor was originally designed f... moreRead this:-

Acorn /= ARM

"ARM Holdings (LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH) is a British technology company headquartered in Cambridge, England, UK. The company is best known for its processors, although it also designs, licenses and sells software development tools under the RealView and KEIL brands, systems and platforms, system-on-a-chip infrastructure and software. It is probably the best-known of the Silicon Fen companies. The company was founded as a joint venture between Acorn Computers, Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) and VLSI Technology (as Advanced RISC Machines), intended to further the development of the Acorn RISC Machine's RISC chip, which was originally used in the Acorn Archimedes and is now the processing core for many custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs).
The company is considered to be market dominant in the field of mobile phone chips.[3]"

Source:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_Holdings

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010What are you trying to associate? You do know microsoft come to ... moreI remember Android when they were still copying Blackberry's before they started copying the iPhone:-

http://www1.gsmarena.com/kogan_agora_is_the_worl­ds_second_androidbased_smartphone-news-700.php

Imitation, the sincerest form of flattery.

  • Brepolis

Wow, apple's core system for their iphone will soon fail them at last. The problem with the iOS is its lack of full multitasking abilities. I don't know about android which is symbian's competitor, well i believe the analysts, symbian will remain number ONE. The only limitation to customizing a symbian phone is the cetificate, but with a 17 capabilities developers certificate, you are good to go. Symbian just need to work continously on their GUI, with that, no OS can stand them. What do you guys think?

  • drummond86

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010You do know that Apple helped start ARM, many years ago for the ... moreOh dear, you do know the ARM processor was originally designed for desktop computers! lol, I'll tell you what, stop posting on here please, your making me cry with laughter!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010You do know that Apple helped start ARM, many years ago for the ... moreWhat are you trying to associate? You do know microsoft come to apple rescue when it was on the verge of collapsing?

I don't even know what im trying to emphasize when i made that sentence. LOL

  • drummond86

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010To get rid of Verizon and Motorola blur rubbish off most of the ... moreHow is it a jail brake when its legal to do?! Think you need to give ya head a shake mate, hahaha!

  • Anonymous

i know this is out of the topic but i just wanted to show you how much smart phones cost to make

http://financiallyfit.yahoo.com/finance/article-­110607-6607-1-what-smartphones-really-cost?ywaad­=ad0035

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010Samsung Manufacture the chip and redesign the chip to fit into i... moreYou do know that Apple helped start ARM, many years ago for the Newton.

  • i love apple

of course apple did not invented everything but they are the once who enhances it and maximize the feature in full potential. for that nothing will beat iphone even the iphone 2g is better than the latest mobile in other brand.

  • Anonymous

Kierann, 11 Sep 2010Jailbreaking, once complete, is still limited due to the archite... moreTo get rid of Verizon and Motorola blur rubbish off most of the Droid's you need root, matter of fact to get froyo you also need root access in other words a jailbreak.

  • Kierann

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010To take advantage of those things and get rid of the LOCKED DOWN... moreJailbreaking, once complete, is still limited due to the architecture of the iOS core programming.

Android's, once open, are as complicated as linux to program.

Plus, there are many ways to get customization systems WITHOUT jailbreaking (i mean like replacing HTC sense, that sorta thing).

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010Such as ARM based processors, developed and licensed by ARM? ... moreSamsung Manufacture the chip and redesign the chip to fit into its smartphone portfolio by using the architect of ARM, licensed. Same goes for Apple, they redesign the chip to fit into their phone but they did not manufacture the chip. Apple was never a manufacturer. There are only 3 major manufacturer in this world that manufacture these chip, Samsung, Toshiba and Hynix. They invented new micro chips.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010Furthermore, people usually say this brand is the first to have ... moreIt's disgusting to hear how people SAY that Apple fans said something, (which they didn't) and then continuously whine as if the more times they whine about it the more true it must be.

The one's who most often make claims about Apple claiming they invented something are talking out of their backsides.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010I beg your pardon? What about Samsung? They truely invented tech... moreSuch as ARM based processors, developed and licensed by ARM?

Those things Samsung makes?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010You totally nailed that one. It's easy for them to say that A... moreFurthermore, people usually say this brand is the first to have this and that, but they did not have bold claim like ifan saying apple invented this, it is disgusting to hear from ifan that apple invented this and this, no rather its almost everything apple inveted.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010I guess that's like all the things other phone makers didn't inv... moreI beg your pardon? What about Samsung? They truely invented technology and bring it out into their phone.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Sep 2010To take advantage of those things and get rid of the LOCKED DOWN... moreWorse always the worsed..

Craped always the icrap..

BYE TO ios..HAHAHA!!!

WE WANT THE REAL SMARTPHONE!!!

GET IT???!!!

REAL SMARTPHONE!!!