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Submitted by Settler 1005d ago | article

Android is crushing Apple and Microsoft in the mobile device market

ZDNet- In five and a half years, Android has come from nowhere to crush Apple and Microsoft in the mobile device market. How long until PC OEMs decide to take a gamble on the winning mobile OS and load Android onto PCs? (Android, Apple, Microsoft, Phones, Software)

Madusha  +   1005d ago
This is mainly due to the rise in popularity of Samsung devices - Mainly the Samsung Galaxy S3 and now the Samsung Galaxy S4. My money is on Android to stay on top for a long time to come.
KingPin  +   1005d ago
i know samsung sells most android mobiles, but it think the hardware in a lot of android phone are head and shoulders above the rest.
HTC One X, HTC One, SE Xperia Z, LG Nexus, LG Optimus G, etc are all way more advanced than anything nokia and Apple put out.

personally speaking, hardware matters to me when choosing a phone. the better the hardware, the longer the life of the phone.

even when looking at WP8 devices made by htc, the android phones have superior hardware.
SilentNegotiator  +   1004d ago
Plus there's the whole 'Android being awesome' thing.
EasilyTheBest  +   1004d ago
Only Samsung and Microsoft are making any serious money on Android that's the problem.
colonel179  +   1005d ago
I personally don't like Android, but Samsung is doing a pretty great job with their phones. Almost every person I know they switched from iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S3 and some S4.

On the other hand, Apple is stuck with iOS. They haven't changed it a bit since it ever appeared. It was very innovative when it first released, but 6 years later it now feels old. It needs way more functionality. It needs a complete redesign.
aviator189  +   1005d ago
Having used all three, I prefer using either android or wp8 over ios any day.

ios just feels stagnant, imo.
nix  +   1005d ago
true story.
KillerPwned  +   1004d ago
I am loving Android after getting an S3 and rooting it with CyanogenMod its amazing. As long as you got the right phone and then root it android is fantastic!

Currently running CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.2
hellvaguy  +   1004d ago
Wtf is a cyangenmod? You mentioned it like it was common knowledge, lol.
2pacalypsenow  +   1004d ago
That S4 looks crazy and the last phone I bought was the T-Mobile Shadow
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The Great Melon  +   1004d ago
Pac-man is trying hard to munch on Apple and Microsoft

waka waka waka ...
SkyGamer  +   1004d ago
The thing that is going for android is that it is free. At least with WP8 and iOS is that they are closed systems and ad free. How do you think google can afford to give it out for free? Doesn't matter though. Google is losing marketshare in other areas and if they aren't careful, they could lose it all. We had iOS domination then droid which is pretty much an open source ripoff of iOS. What comes next?
kevnb  +   1004d ago
lets relax, iPhone is still number one. They cant beat everyone else combined as some of the android phones sell pretty good as well now too.
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hellvaguy  +   1004d ago
Id be real surprised if iphones were ever number 1 again. They cost 2-3x more, you get dated hardware (by android specs), cant change the battery (wtf is that?), you aren't allowed to use memory cards, and a small screen=no ty.

In either case, they def have found their niche of buyers willing to overpay for them. The ios marketplace does have a ton of great games on it, but most of the same ones are on android nowadays, so meh.

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