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Smartphone wars: Android vs. iOS usage in the U.S.

By Julio Franco · 14 replies
Aug 8, 2011
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  1. While Apple has done an amazing job at capturing people's minds in the few markets they participate in and partially dominate, in the smartphone world Android has come out on…

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  2. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 263

    Android also has like...15 different versions that all may as well be different OSes for the userbase splinter, especially when one considers the UIs and such that OEMs put on their own phones.
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,442   +1,209

    iOS for the win! :) . . . sorry, the only Apple product I own & Love is my iPhone 3GS, My bro is an Apple fan with pretty much everything Apple has made and I hate them all, except for that one little beauty :)
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 1,006   +249

    Perhaps that's true, but most people don't think of it that way. They think Android, not Sense or whatever the other UIs are called.
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,765   +373

    Silly New Yorkers... haha
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    That's just the current iSheep party line. When iOS was beating Android (as a whole) they didn't look at distinctions between manufacturers. Now that iOS has fallen behind Android, the paradigm has shifted that Apple makes the iPhone, whereas Android is made by different manufacturers. So Apple is still #1, once you change the "goal" from being the dominant OS to being the dominant smart phone manufacturer.

    But you're right, most people look at OS, not at the manufacturer.
  7. Don't forget that globally, ios is like a blip on a sea of Androids! I love my SGS2!
  8. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 846   +38

    Good eye, gwailo. I was going to point out the same thing.
  9. Not so sure about that. In Apple's most recent earnings call they said: “iPhone sales momentum in the Asia Pacific region was particularly robust with sales almost (quadrupled) year-over-year”....
    "China, Latin America, Middle East were iPhone volume leaders."

    And the ASYMCO Blog has pointed out that almost over 75% of Apple's iPhone growth is occurring internationally.
  10. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    "In Apple's most recent earnings call they said:...." well Apple arent going to go out and say, Android is taking out market away from us. I dont dispute that Apple is still going strong but its clear that Android is gaining more ground then Apple. Try not thinking like an Apple Fanboy and you will probably see it too.
  11. silly apple fans
    they never think abt what they really want but just pay whatever apple wants them to pay.
    In most case,apple products are useless and vulnerable.
    PS. I used both iphone 3 and 4 ,ipad 1 and 2,nano,so I know what they can provide.
    But now I change to HTC.
  12. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 131

    I've been batting for Team Android for almost two years now, loving every second! Well...not EVERY second. But Android still has my heart.
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    Unfortunately I'll be departing android ship in few months, I am not the one who want the greatest or the newest, but rather who like rock solid stability and reliability, which android has failed to provide. Its business model is pretty questionable for me as well. Anyway, once I get a replacement phone I am thinking about putting some other OS on this SGS (provided if USB connectivity can be fixed/repaired) ;)

    Or may be I just get this one or this one will just as well.
  14. Seriously, I sell iPhones for a living and I must say guys, this is no longer 2007. Windows is not the coolest smartphone. Then it was easy for Apple to compete, but some 4 or 5 years later apple 4th generation iPhone has done nothing much then looking better esthetically then it's predecessors. Nothing else has changed. Pictures still take forever to be sent as an MMS. You cannot directly upload your pictures to facebook or twitter. You have to open the app then search for the picture then upload it. Even a blackberry does that. They have got to add some kind led to tell us whether or not we have receive something new since the last time we turned on the device. If you receive a message on any device out there there is some kind of led alerter blinking to let you know that something new has arrived. Oops, excluding the iPhone.

    It is sad that Apple is fighting to keep it's margin through the false calls of patent infringement, I think they were quite innovative with the iPhone. Not so much with the iPad. The ipad2 should have been the iPad1 to me. They would sold so many of them. It is sad to see. I used to love app,e, and their products. Still in love with my iMac. I just wish they would stop being so close minded about certain things after they have managed to create such a smart device originally. I guess the company does not believe in improvement
  15. tomcolgan

    tomcolgan TS Rookie

    Android all the way!! I hear in few years apple won't make it

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