Well I'm Android enthusiast and user since 1.6, but this development doesn't make me happy. I'd prefer to have more balanced market share distribution among top 3 or 4 platforms. That way, we would be sort of guaranteed that each one of them is really putting their best into development of new products. Based on previous examples quasi-monopoly didn't work well for the industry itself and their customers.
Not only Android is taking over the world (UP 20% market share from last year), but Apple's market share is DOWN to 13.9% from 15% a year ago. The world is running out of iSheep and that is good news indeed.
If Apple would enter the market that most of humanity shops in (the We Can't Afford That On Our Income market), stop trying to manipulate user data in the background, and respond to customer concerns via email, Android would probably not do so well. Just goes to showing what an intelligent marketer can do as opposed to a greedy one.
My bf has and iPhone5 and I have the Droid Galaxy SIII and gotta say mine is way better faster and has not had any issues where as hers has had constant issues. So iPhone's drool and Droids rule!! ;-)
There will always be an up coming company that the general public feels the need to fall into that trend, these top dog companies will never die out though, watch RIM make a small comeback and grab some profit with the BB 10 and this study also does not include Apples iPhone 5 which was released early Oct. nor include the 5s which will be released Jan. it will even out once again in Q4 or Q1 '13
people fail to understand that anyone can load android to ther phones, even those that sell for $20.00 with contract. However, if a comparison is done between Iphone 4s/5 and Galaxy S2/3 we will see a much clearer picture.. :)
Q4 figures aren't out yet and I'm sure you'll clutch at that final straw but even if the S3 loses it's top place, all top end Android devices together (no need to include the $20 phones) will beat out the iPhone easily.
idiot, you are soooo foolish...that Q3 report was based on the auarterly sales of the Iphone 4!!....want to post sales numbers for the iphone 5 after the first week?....S111 can only DREAM of such numbers! +Dave Oxley
+Jeumayne Dummett Wow, I'm convinced. Your articulate and compelling arguments backed up by undeniable citations has won me over. I see iPhone fanbois argue like this all the time. Could it be that iPhone users with any intelligence have already switched to Android?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is by far better than any iPhone device. Don't look at sales. Any retard can go buy an iPhone just because they were feeling patriotic. It's pathetic really. The iPhone really has no leg to stand on. How about comparing things like specifications, usability and overall functionality. Remove the iOs and ICS off both devices. Raw data will remain and let me tell you the Samsung Galaxy S3 far out strips the iPhone.
Missed my point completely. Must I remind you who holds the highest smartphone market share. I was clearly trying to explain the difference between the two devices. The one is superior and the other is simply for people who are technically challenged. Lol. A watered down OS. That's hilarious. Simpleton. Once again I will clarify. Look at the devices without an OS. HARDWARE IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE COMPARED. UNDERSTAND NOW. Read slower next time.