What's Hawt: According to a new comScore report for Q1 of 2012, Android has pushed its way to the top of the US mobile OS charts.
It was sure to happen, mainly because of the spread among various brands.
agreed. but i think its of higher quality too.
Oh yea, since 2.3.7 and 4.0 + better handsets from guys like Samsung and HTC, definitely getting there. I wish they would streamline things though. Sometimes those custom UIs can really get in the way. I recently installed CM7 on my phone and was amazed how much bloatware I got rid off.
agreed, every brand has android even no bodies brand from china, its like "apple vs the rest of the world"
how many phones have iOS? 2 that are still in production, maybe 3 (i dont know if the 3GS is still being made, or the 4 to be honest). how many phones run android? hundreds, with the majority of them being crappy sub $50 ones that you buy at a discount store. of course there would be more android phones out there lol. going by individual phone model sales though, none match the iphone. seems like im the only one around here that thinks android is, to put it bluntly, shit.
your not the only one, I too dislike all current android offerings. all of them just seem to degrade so fast, and 6 months later you have some 2ed tier phone that won't get the new version of Android. Ill stick to a phone that I will like 2 years down the road.
Galaxy s2? 3 is about to come out and yet I am still perfectly fine with it.
:| I've had my N1 for about 2 years now. While it's not the hottest thing on the market, it's still been a solid performer. Just because new devices come out every six months doesn't mean you have to go buy it.
50 bucks? maybe not where i live.... because the cheapest you can get a phone out of contract here (northeast US) is 150 bucks and that is for the super cheap samsung straightalk or boost mobile phone... and it is a piece of shit but not for 50 bucks so lets not exagerate, for instance my atrix 2 (basically a reskinned droid bionic-same dual core, 1gb ram qhd screen) was free on contract with att. well it was only free for 3 days but i was lucky and snagged one.
android ftw! eat that you overpriced apple products!
huh and apple doesnt come out with a new device with 1 or 2 mild changes and all apple fans come out running to buy it same with most of there products
Every other company does the same thing yet Apple is the only one that gets beat up about it. Do you also get annoyed when Nvidia releases a new graphics card?
sorry budget, most other companies at least change the physical appearance more.... lol the 4 and 4s look identical. all 5 evos look different, both atrix's look different, the gs1 and 2 look different.
Are people actually celebrating a victory here ? 200+ Phones have finally outsold 5 phones, in the US not the world. The market is flooded with android devices, most are sub par and cheap, this was bound to happen.
the iphone is supposed to be the almighty so when its beaten by the "flood" yes, we will celebrate and most of them are not sub par, you get what you pay for which is why the iphone is overpriced
yet the iphone is still outselling android devices worldwide, making apple the most valuable company in the world at the moment.
i wouldnt brag about that, they can sell significantly less phones then samsung in total but still rake in tons more cash, what doeos that tell you? like i said, the iphone is overpriced and the greatest trick apple pulled on consumers was making them believe the price is worth it when people sell organs to get a iphone/ipad because its so expensive no wonder apple is so well off
Android all da waaaaaaayyy!!!
i like windows phones more than both!!
I agree with "IHateYouFanboys" almost every other phone or tablet runs some type of Android software whether they are a good product or not. So of course when you combine and compare those number they are winning. But when you compare those numbers on an individual basis they aren't even close to iOS. Call it what you will but those numbers don't lie. That's why Apple is the number 1 company in the world!!!!!!!
The thing is, you don't know how a company would have performed if Android was limited to one brand (e.g. Samsung or HTC). Obviously with so many brands running the same OS, there is going to be a split in market share because of the variety of choices. Some who may not be able to afford top end phones still have a chance to use something that may be more affordable with a decent OS. Apple buying isn't necessarily about logic, because if people can sell their organs to purchase iPhones and iPads, clearly they are not making sensible decisions.
Your right we don't know how they would have done. But that a "what if situation" . Lets deal with the here and now. I do agree that it allows for people who can't afford higher end phones. But you get what you pay for. For the most part the iPhone has always done great in regard to customer satisfaction, even with some of the issues it might have had. And as far as Apple buying not always being logic that to me is funny. Your taking stories of extremists and putting that in the equation of sensible decision making? What we should be wondering is what would drive a person to that extreme to get an apple product.
Fair enough. I won't go and say I'm speaking for the market here but I've seen people purchase iPhones just on a recommendation. "Hey, get an iPhone"...and bam, they order one without doing any real research. Without a doubt the iPhone is user friendly, and I think that's what draws most average consumers to it. Android...while I don't see the fuss with it, is seen as a much more complicated device to use and maybe that's why a lot of people are turned off from it. As for extreme buying, I was looking at the iPad 2 vs the "new" iPad and test-wise, it still makes sense to save a lot and go with the iPad 2, yet people (who even own iPad 2s) ditch their units for the upgraded model. Oh well, there are a lot of buying patterns, some of which can't be explained.
I totally agree with people being sheep. I myself own the iPad 2 and seen the new iPad and don't see why a person would get the new iPad. The upgrade wasn't big enough for me to make that leap. People should really do their research first. I didn't become a n apple user until i had a few PC's die on me due to various issues. I can honestly say that every Mac I owned never had an issue. Im a believer in once you go Mac you can go back.
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