Android and iOS dominate the smartphone market as global shipments top 300 million units in Q2

By Himanshu Arora ยท 5 replies
Aug 15, 2014
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  1. Android and iOS made up for 96.4 percent of all smartphone shipments in Q2 2014, up from 92.6 percent a year ago, according to market research firm IDC.

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  2. Zenodroid

    Zenodroid TS Booster Posts: 132   +27

    Finally someone that knows the alphabet and put android first and ios after :)
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  3. JohnnyStone

    JohnnyStone TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +27

    "While Android dominated the low end market (sub $200 devices), iOS dominated the higher end."

    This is not put correctly. According to the graph, about 85% of iOS is High end devices and 20% of Android is High end. If you calculate right, 85% of 11.7 is 9.945% for iOS of global high en market and 20% of 84.6% is 16.94% for Android. How then does iOS dominate High end?

    The sentence should rather read: "While Android handsets are predominantly mid to lower end, iOS is predominantly high end."

    Can you see the error? Android dominates the high, mid and low end markets. Please check for these errors before some crazy fans misquote you.
  4. JohnnyStone

    JohnnyStone TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +27

    Also by the way, it is sad to see Windows Phone struggling so much. I really would like that OS to give the market an proper alternative. Two OS' are not enough competition. I use Android and like Android, but already Android is becoming to strong.
  5. JohnnyStone

    JohnnyStone TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +27

    You know what, I've been really too much of a gentleman. This is so misleading. If you want to write an article, have your facts straight. The way you present these facts, shows that you are biased towards Apple and you blatantly skewed your remarks to make it look like iOS is dominating the high end market. For somebody commenting it might be excusable, but not for somebody writing an article and getting paid for it. This is journalism at its worst.

    I am willing to believe that have made a mistake, but this is a bad "mistake." You owe an apology to your readers for making such a gross error. And just maybe we might be real gentle people and forgive you.
  6. JohnnyStone

    JohnnyStone TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +27

    Still no response? Please clarify your statement. Silence is also an answer.

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