TechSpot

Android passes iPhone in the US

By Emil
Jan 7, 2011
Post New Reply
  1. 61.5 million people in the US owned smartphones during the three months ending in November 2010, up 10 percent from the preceding three-month period. For the first time, more Americans are using phones running Google's Android operating system than Apple's iPhone, but RIM's BlackBerry is still in first place, according to comScore.

    Read the whole story
     
  2. OUTLAWXXX

    OUTLAWXXX TS Rookie Posts: 51

    YES!!! Sad to see blackberry go down so pathetically but Android is DOPE!
     
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    You're sad?! I live in kitchener. When RIM does down a lot of us are ****ed.
     
  4. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    And yet i dont care about getting any of those 2
     
  5. Dumb title. Android is not a phone, it is an OS used by a variety of phone makers.

    Please, no more apples to oranges in your news headings. Just makes you like less and less legitimate for tech news.
     
  6. Jane55

    Jane55 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Android would pass iOS before iOS caught up to BlackBerry, on Mobile phone, maybe it's, but just from system using, IOS not a little!
     
  7. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 803   +9

    So does this mean we'll see more apps for Android phones? All you see on commercials are companies advertising their special apps for iPhone and news stations with their apps for iPhone. Sorry, but Apple is not the only giant out there, people. Hate to bust your bubble...
     
  8. Saintnsinner

    Saintnsinner TS Rookie Posts: 56   +11

    You see that Steve? Open platforms win every time. You'd think you would have learned back in the day when the IBM clones beat the the Apple/Mac pc. Don't get me wrong, they always were great computers but nobody wanted to spend five times the money to run 1/5 the software.
     
  9. Apple is ALSO an OS
    if Apple doesn't allow it under other brands IS BECAUSE JOBS WANTS IT THAT WAY
    They are not oranges and crabapples - they are TWINS
     
  10. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 803   +9

    I will agree the title doesn't make sense, but if you read the article, you'll see they're talking about operating systems. The title should have been more "android passes iOS" than "android passes iPhone". But whatever, if you had read and paid attention to the article, you'd already know this.
     
  11. No Nokia smart phones sold in the US?
     
     
  12. It was always inevitable that Google Android would overtake other OS's because it is on more phones now. But if you think about it, this makes Apple's feat a much greater feat - one phone against hundreds and still they have 25% of market share. Like it or loathe it, that makes it an incredible success.
     
  13. A lot of stupid people also seem to think that PC is an operating system. Sites mentioning "PC or Mac" should correctly list "Linux, Mac OS, or Windows".
     
  14. Christ. What kind of a world do we live in, when a table needs a row that says Total = 100%?
     
  15. krayzie

    krayzie TS Rookie Posts: 62

    this sums it right up
     
  16. this title however makes sense because the iphone only runs on apples OS. its also the only phone sold in the US that runs on their OS. therefore, android is now beating apples iphone
     
  17. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    I was thinking about that. It's totally useless. And by totally I mean 100% in case you didn't know :p
     
  18. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 803   +9

    Oh, thank you for pointing that out. I would have never guessed, lol. because apparently we are too dumb to understand things like this :p
     
  19. RIM has a serious ACE up it's sleeve. They had bought out Ottawa based QNX last year. QNX is uber famous for it's very compact and efficient embedded OS's! In fact, QNX demonstrated a fully operating UI based OS that ran off a 1.44 MB floppy disc back in 96!

    RIM will be using QNX OS for all their new devices starting with the dual-core Playbook.

    What does this mean? It means that apps will be written in native code and not slow and clunk JAVA! For end users it means the games they play and apps they use will be far more responsive and robust!
     
  20. samdutton

    samdutton TS Rookie

  21. This is all so cute. I say that because I support the OS used by the top 25 U.S. banks, the platform where it's likely all of your checking accounts reside. (HINT: it's not Linux/Unix/variant or Windows. And obviously not a mobile OS). I imagine that's why I chose an Android phone; it's an OS which can keep up with me.
     
  22. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    This doesn't make sense. Are you saying those thongs define android? Android is a mobile OS and it is Linux based. So what the heck do you mean? I would like you to elaborate if possible as your statement controdicts itself.
     
  23. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet TS Rookie Posts: 115

    Gotta love open source. Android is doing to Apple what PC's did to Apple 20 years ago. Actually, Apple does it to themselves. They come up with great ideas, then bend everyone over for it for as longs as they can....plus restrict the crap out of there customers.

    I'm guessing when the hippies die off, Apple will too???
     
  24. Unless you are writing in assembly, Java isn't much different than the other languages, in terms of speed. It was slow 10 years ago, but not really noticable now.
     
  25. 1% between ios and android what is the margin of error?

    We consumers WANT a war between ios, android, blackberry, and window 7. The more player the better the price and options for us.
     


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.