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Not really, I'd say the comparison is equal. In the PC market Apple competes with Dell, HP, Sony, etc. (the software provider for those PCs being Microsoft) just as they compete with LG, Samsung, HTC, etc. (the software provider being Google) in the smartphone market.

For the mobile market, they didn't compare Apples market share versus Samsung/Motorola. They compared Apples market share vs Android. That means OS vs OS.

Ok? And in the PC market they're also referring to Mac vs. Windows... I'm not seeing your point. Microsoft doesn't manufacture PCs (aside from the new Surface now) just like Google doesn't manufacture Android phones.
Nexus...
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No surprise, I'm on my 5th Android device for 2012 alone. Barely had the Galaxy S III before I gave it to my girlfriend and picked up the Galaxy Note II.
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Not really, I'd say the comparison is equal. In the PC market Apple competes with Dell, HP, Sony, etc. (the software provider for those PCs being Microsoft) just as they compete with LG, Samsung, HTC, etc. (the software provider being Google) in the smartphone market.

For the mobile market, they didn't compare Apples market share versus Samsung/Motorola. They compared Apples market share vs Android. That means OS vs OS.

Ok? And in the PC market they're also referring to Mac vs. Windows... I'm not seeing your point. Microsoft doesn't manufacture PCs (aside from the new Surface now) just like Google doesn't manufacture Android phones.
Nexus...

Google doesn't manufacture those...

Nexus One - HTC
Nexus S - Samsung
Galaxy Nexus - Samsung
Nexus 4 - LG
Nexus 7 - ASUS
Nexus 10 - Samsung
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Nexus...

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In other news, Chevy has a higher market share than Mercedes Benz.

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The Verge's iPhone 4S review
http://www.theverge.com/apple/2011/10/12/2484524/iphone-4s-review
hahaha!
Android can enjoy the marketshare lead. I think for now when the average consumer considers a high end smartphone they know Apple is definitely a good choice.

How everyone is ignoring both of you is quite funny.biggrin.gif

OT I didn't know Android was leading by so much.
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android has always had the market in smartphones in the world market. but honestly around the world there are way more dumb phone users than smart phone users.
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If Android has 75% of the market, and 28% of Android users are using ICS/JB that means there are twice as many people using the latest version of Android(or close enough, since there's little outward difference between 4.0/4.1/4.2) than there are using iOS 6.
Any actual references for this? I've not seen a statistic of how many are using what version of Android / iOS in a while and I'd like to know.
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Any actual references for this? I've not seen a statistic of how many are using what version of Android / iOS in a while and I'd like to know.

I'm afraid that it seems google is keeping hush on actual numbers but going by estimates it seems that Android is too fractured and there's still too many devices running froyo on the market. I think Apple still is ahead by trying to keep everything as uniform as possible, even if it's a detriment to older hardware in the long run it's a good thing for software.

I love my Fascinate but I use XDA and have tons of tweaks and custom roms but know of many people on stock and with bloatware where their phones run like crap and don't realize you can upgrade to ics. jelly bean, ect.


Plus with all the MetroPCS, cricket, Virgin, ect, "value" phones running android and further gaining market share at the cost of fragmentation I'm not sure this is a good thing. Good luck to Google with trying to take over but I don't really like the fragmentation and will further put hem in a bind going forward with tons of phones that can't be upgraded and more incompatibility.
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Cool, now what?
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I'm afraid that it seems google is keeping hush on actual numbers but going by estimates it seems that Android is too fractured and there's still too many devices running froyo on the market. I think Apple still is ahead by trying to keep everything as uniform as possible, even if it's a detriment to older hardware in the long run it's a good thing for software.
I love my Fascinate but I use XDA and have tons of tweaks and custom roms but know of many people on stock and with bloatware where their phones run like crap and don't realize you can upgrade to ics. jelly bean, ect.
Plus with all the MetroPCS, cricket, Virgin, ect, "value" phones running android and further gaining market share at the cost of fragmentation I'm not sure this is a good thing. Good luck to Google with trying to take over but I don't really like the fragmentation and will further put hem in a bind going forward with tons of phones that can't be upgraded and more incompatibility.

Fragmentation is always going to be a problem with Android because of it's open source nature. However it is much less of a problem on higher end phones and is not effected by lower end value phones. If you are going to cheap out on a value phone then you can't expect it to run like the latest and greatest and be compatible with all the latest apps and software.
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