Nielsen: Android growth in US continues, iOS stays strong

11 September, 2012
Android powered 58.6% of newly purchased US smartphones, while 34.3% ran on Apple's proprietary iOS.

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  • Anonymous

bbios, 12 Sep 2012i dont understand y ppl are so lame to buy android jeopardi... moreplease read, i know it is horribly difficult for you to do that, but please try

http://www.businessinsider.com/10-of-the-most-interesting-lawsuits-that-have-been-filed-against-apple-2012-8?op=1

your precious apple was sued for selling private data of apple users.

  • J Taylor

Apple I drink your milkshake!

  • Anonymous

Apple fans are just so funny..
hahaha
apple users compare a 4S to mid-range androids with just a 1GHz processor, and dare to brag that android is crap? whoa, did you even read the specs of the phones you compare it with? probably not. cause apple users are so dumb that they DO NOT even know how to read a simple manual.
did you ever notice that that's the reason behind apple devices having just one button infront?
cause they created devices before like the old iPod that had the navigational control, and apparently the users didn't even know how to use.
that's pretty much the same as not being able to read what the buttons are for.
apple users are so dumb that their brain can only comprehend using one button alone. ^___________^
anyway, now that that's settled, let's check out your so-called "bragging rights" about lag issues.
first off, comparing an iPhone 4S to a mid-range phone is just not right. why? because iPhone 4S is a "flagship", although I wouldn't call it a flagship, since Apple "researchers" are only able to think of "developing" one phone, yes just one phone, nothing more. if you were to compare your puny iPhone 4S to another phone, then at least let it be a flagship, say, Xperia S, HTC One X, SGS 2, or other phones of similar specs, and you'll be surprised that your pathetic mind is not as dumb as a fruit that someone already bit. specs and functionality (enhancement apps aside), iPhone's display is no match for a mobile bravia engine, especially for watching videos. Now, check out the camera, Xperia's macro shot or SGS's focus is vastly superior to iPhone's lens and imagery.

Note: Before you reply thinking that I do not know anything, think again
I used a 4S, SGS 2, Xperia Arc S and tried an Xperia S, and although I'm not good at math (I'm a Computer Engineer, ho-hum), I can safely say that there are other phones that have superior computing and processing power over your highly overrated, overpriced, overestimated iPhone 4S. Period. (To apple users, that dot (.) after the "d" in Period is what you call a period, in case you do not know, and probably don't.

  • Real

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2012Not so simple. While Android has the larger share, numerous... moreWhile your comment is true, also note that despite the money in iOS, Android also draws a lot of apps 500,000 last i checked... compared to 600,000 for iOS. This is due to market share. The share is too big to ignore... Apple would do well to release a cheaper phone. If they don't eventually they'll end up being Mercedes against Toyota.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2012I've had similar experience where someone on the street saw... moreS2 with Resurrection Remix ROM never lag...

  • Anonymous

AnonD-71057, 12 Sep 2012I don't see how this market share is relevant. They are ... moreApple still sells old iphone 3GS -as low end, iphone 4 -mid range, iphone 4S -high end " through different carriers Just like any other company does but keeping up the categories with older devices...otherwise their marketshare would have been below 15 % in US.

  • what wow

Looking at the graph, Blackberry is definatelly gettish crushed by other(wp+bada) and android, like in a vice :D
iOs is also getting squeezed in the vice, but still hanging on. Probably gonna fight bakc a little with the arrival of iphone 5 , but after a few months it's back to the squeezing and posibly crushing.
Other(wp+bada) might expand a bit, but probably it's gonna take shares from blackberry and iSO instead of android.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2012Apple fanboys are just in denial. Dont forget who is sup... moreExperiencing*

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2012I've had similar experience where someone on the street saw... moreApple fanboys are just in denial.

Dont forget who is supplying you with the chips,yeah its SAMSUNG.

So many companies are experience downfall because of you.thanks to your unhealthy competiton and "dirty tricks".

  • iSJ5

oujisan, 12 Sep 20124.1 anyone? besides that my S3 has not slowed down or Lagge... morein 6 months using 4s i never facing lags!

  • Anonymous

Real, 12 Sep 2012If you compare by phone models then apple wins hands down. ... moreNot so simple. While Android has the larger share, numerous reports indicate that iOS while slightly smaller, is way more lucrative. Developers develop where they stand to make the most money, and that is currently iOS.

This can be seen in most software releases, it is almost always iOS first, and Android second, if any.

  • AnonD-42209

AnonD-71057, 12 Sep 2012I don't see how this market share is relevant. They are ... moreApple still sells old iphone 3GS -as low end, iphone 4 -mid range, iphone 4S -high end " through different carriers Just like any other company does but keeping up the categories with older devices...otherwise their marketshare would have been below 15 % in US.

  • truth

AnonD-71057, 12 Sep 2012I don't see how this market share is relevant. They are ... moreAndroid is for everyone. From poor people to high profile people can choose different varieties of Android smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S III is costlier than unlocked iphone 4S.

  • bbios

i dont understand y ppl are so lame to buy android jeopardizing thier privacy r security . just bcoz itz cheap ?? cant act cheap in dez thing ppl !! n we should strongly oppose dez kinda platforms

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Sep 2012To apple fanboys:please stop kidding yourselfs. You said... moreI've had similar experience where someone on the street saw me using S2 and asked me if it lags cos his 4S lags. I really wonder why people are just denying it lags.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-71057, 12 Sep 2012I don't see how this market share is relevant. They are ... moreThe keyword here is "IF"

  • Anonymous

iSJ5, 12 Sep 2012typical lagdroidfans! abusing this page! LoL! Please GTFO!Look who is talking :D

  • oujisan

iSJ5, 12 Sep 2012typical lagdroidfans! abusing this page! LoL! Please GTFO!4.1 anyone? besides that my S3 has not slowed down or Lagged in anyway. So how about STFU. hell ive seen Iphones lag before. its a OS

  • Jack marston

AnonD-71057, 12 Sep 2012I don't see how this market share is relevant. They are ... moreWell what anout wp and symbian ? They have a low cost phone but still cannot win to androidm?

  • blueglue

AnonD-71057, 12 Sep 2012I don't see how this market share is relevant. They are ... moreDid any one file a lawsuit on Apple not to enter to Low/Midrange pricing models?