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Apple has inched up a few points in the smartphone market, keeping its title as the No.1 smartphone maker in the U.S. and edging in slightly on Google's territory as the top smartphone platform, according to a report released by ComScore today.

The smartphone market overall continues to grow. According to the report, 129.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in January, up 7 percent from October. As usual, it's an Apple vs. Google fight. The two companies continue to lead in their respective markets, with everyone else trailing behind.


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Great news.
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Oh well. I surprisingly see a lot more people with S3s around here than I do iPhones now. Even then, less than 10% have iPhone 5s, while the rest have 4/4S'es.
 
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Honestly, I never see people with S3s around my town. Just about everyone has an iPhone. It's a shame, really. And this is coming from an iPhone user.
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Meanwhile, in Europe.... It's like 70% Android.
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I am really sorry for saying this guys, but seriously, is every "hardware" news OCN worthy? Every week/month, we see, Apple has this, Samsung has this etc.
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Meanwhile, in Europe the rest of the world.... It's like 70% Android.
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Suprising, seeing as the GS3 was beating apple for a bit. Oh well.
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Meanwhile, in Europe.... It's like 70% Android.

This article is about manufacturers, not operating systems.
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Oh well. I surprisingly see a lot more people with S3s around here than I do iPhones now. Even then, less than 10% have iPhone 5s, while the rest have 4/4S'es.

Agreed. I'm guessing that older people are starting to jump on the bandwagon with the iPhone and they just have them stashed in their pocket or purse compared to the younger crowd who always seems to have it in their hand. I'm beginning to think Apple really dropped the ball sticking with the 3.5" screen for so long and now that as a society we are addicted to social media and watching videos, etc, the lust for that larger viewing area is ever increasing; again pointing to the "old folk" idea considering consuming media on the go isn't necessarily their priority.

My parents for example both have iPhones and only use them for phone calls and texting. My dad occasionally takes videos and posts them on Facebook of random things but neither of them have apps downloaded nor feel the need to have them. I read an article a while back that pointed to this trend eventually happening with the iPhone because it wouldn't be "cool" anymore once your parents and grandparents start using them.

So essentially I think the younger crowd is starting to look toward Android while the older crowd is picking up an iPhone and then there is a special little group (myself included) that don't want either and are opting for Windows Phone and potentially BB10 in the coming months. I'd like to see them break down these figures by age to see if this is correct or not but just from observations it seems to be the trend.
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This article is about manufacturers, not operating systems.
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