160°
Submitted by mpctips 528d ago | news

Nearly 7 Out of 10 Smartphones are Rocking Android

Maximum PC: You can't really call it a smartphone battle royale when the only armies on the battlefield are Android and iOS. Google's open source platform closed out 2012 with a 70.1 percent share of the global smartphone market by way of 159.8 million handset shipments, making it by far the most popular platform. Next in line is iOS (iPhone), a distant second with 47.8 million iPhone sales to claim a 21 percent share of the market. Together, the two platforms accounted for just over 9 out of every 10 smartphones sold last year. (Android, Industry, iOS, iPhone, Phones)

newsguy  +   529d ago
I'm rockin' an Android
Vishaka  +   528d ago
Android sucks, people need to learn to use an iphone! iOS is solid and amazing!
BryanBegins  +   527d ago
I thought Apple products were so easy that you didn't need to "learn" how to use them...
gamernova  +   527d ago
Lmao!!!! Bubbles for you :)
Speed-Racer  +   527d ago
I have a payphone.
thebudgetgamer  +   527d ago
Man you must live in the future, my phone connects directly to an operator.
KingPin  +   527d ago
whats this operator you speak of?

i have to send smoke signals.
MrDead  +   527d ago
What’s this smoke you speak of, I have to carve symbols and images into rock or wood and throw them to their recipient’s location.
kingPoS  +   527d ago
Man those payphones are quickly becoming a dying breed. But at the same time a hardline just can't be beat when it comes to cell tower outages.
#4 (Edited 527d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
gamernova  +   527d ago
Android for the win!!! Honestly there would be more if Google decided to hoard their apps for their own devices lol
evil_element  +   527d ago
Would be careful in celebrating success of technology such as android. As the more popular something like android becomes the more popular it will become with hackers, e-criminals and virus enthusiasts.

Who could question its open source code available to all to download and change without notice?

Google's already being done for transmitting personnel data and geographic data from safari for OSX/iOS

"Google claims it does not collect personal data but doesn't say who decides what information is 'personal,'"" ; - http://www.eweek.com/cloud/...
gamernova  +   527d ago
Certain tech will always become popular hence have attacks made on it. Windows is software that suffers from its popularity and we have even begun to see this on Mac. No company is perfect but I very much enjoy Android over iOS and I have an ipad so I have experienced both.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Samsung phone catches fire under girl’s pillow

4h ago - A 13-year-old Texas girl was recently awoken by a smoldering Samsung cell phone under her pillow,... | Phones
40°

Google should leave Samsung alone until it can do a better job

4h ago - Remember back in the days of Android Gingerbread when ambitious OEMs started pumping out Android-... | Industry
20°

OS X Yosemite preview: the Mac gets a major makeover

4h ago - The last time Apple released a new version of OS X, we came away feeling a little... underwhelmed... | Software
20°

Best water-resistant smartphones

4h ago - Most smartphone users seem to agree that water-resistance is a very important feature, or at leas... | Phones
Ad

Looking for a great Pokemon Community?

Now - Look no further. Join us at the BulbaGarden Forums, the best community for everything Pokemon | Promoted post
30°

The TouchPico Projector Turns Any Surface Into A Giant Android Touchscreen

4h ago - The TouchPico projector is launching today on IndieGogo. Announced at this year’s CES, it’s about... | Gadgets