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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Google finishes on top in 2012.

Android takes 52%, iOS takes 35%, the rest take the scraps in the US.

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Android takes 52%, iOS takes 35%, the rest take the scraps in the US.

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OP, can you change your source to the actual Nielson web page where the article came from. Websites like the one you linked leech off of sites like Nielson in order to get clicks and ad revenue. They are essentially pirating the data for personal gain.

Here is the actual link - http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/...-2012-digital/

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Seriously, did you even read your own link??

It's says right there: "During Q3, 52% of smartphone owners had a handset that runs on the Android operating system."

That's not for the entire year of 2012.
That's not for Q1, Q2, or Q4.

It's for one quarter, Q3, the quarter in which the iPhone 5 was announced but not available, so NO ONE was buying iPhones.

Perhaps you read your own link, but just didn't understand what it meant. I don't have a clue who will "finish on top" for 2012, or how close the results will be, but your link is not saying what you think it's saying.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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That's not for the entire year of 2012.
That's not for Q1, Q2, or Q4.

It's for one quarter....
Good point!

Q2: http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/...r-smartphones/

Android: 51.8%
iPhone: 34.3%

Q1: http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/?p=31688

Android: 48.5%
iPhone: 32.0%
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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^^ Better point, and more accurate depiction of the trend.

Apple ends 4th quarter on top in market share for USA, gaining most of that from Android.



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That's what...5 phone handset models versus 200+ Android handset configs? Wow.

Guess the American consumer figures the screen size of the iPhone 5 was just about perfect after all.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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Apple does pretty darn good for a company that offers essentially one handset/tablet a year with their iOS, meanwhile Google is hellbent on partnering with a myriad of handset/tablet manufacturers just to get their software out there.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:36 PM   #7
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^^ Better point, and more accurate depiction of the trend.

Apple ends 4th quarter on top in market share for USA, gaining most of that from Android.

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That's what...5 phone handset models versus 200+ Android handset configs? Wow.

Guess the American consumer figures the screen size of the iPhone 5 was just about perfect after all.
Eh, its no big deal. This is gong to go back to Android when the GS4 comes out and then back again when the iP6 comes ouot....IF Apple isnt losing still more customers but the point is, .,...who really cares. I know which platform i like better and even when the iPhone comes to T-Mobile next year, i wont be getting one.

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Apple does pretty darn good for a company that offers essentially one handset/tablet a year with their iOS, meanwhile Google is hellbent on partnering with a myriad of handset/tablet manufacturers just to get their software out there.
Well hey, if im Google and am the maker of Android and these companies want to use my OS, why would i say no? There is an insentive there somewhere whether it be money or something else.
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^^ Better point, and more accurate depiction of the trend.

Apple ends 4th quarter on top in market share for USA, gaining most of that from Android.

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That's what...5 phone handset models versus 200+ Android handset configs? Wow.

Guess the American consumer figures the screen size of the iPhone 5 was just about perfect after all.
Good god, people are still posting this crap survey from KantarWorld? Apple HAS NOT released a single sell through number of iphones, ipad 4's or iPad Mini's since launch weekend. Kantar uses consumer panels and market monitoring as the basis for its research. (We call this fudging the numbers. Notice how the only survey in the rntire world to report these numbers comes from Kantar World?)

I can make up a survey and show Windows phone 8 has 25 percent marketshare in the US and plaster it all over the interwebs, like KantarWorld did. Simply put, it is complete b.s. but people believe what they want to believe. You do realize that the math is impossible for a shift in marketshare like KantarWorld wants you to believe. In order for a shift in magnitude like they suggest to occur in 1 quarter, there would have to be zero sales of Android and about 50 million iphone sales (and that is just in the US. ) See the issue here?

In the end, and as I said earlier, it doesn't matter. This is exactly like comparing Wndows OS to OSX marketshare. Windows will always be on top because the OS is licensed to anyone that wants it, unlike OSX and iOS.
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Good god, people are still posting this crap survey from KantarWorld? Apple HAS NOT released a single sell through number of iphones, ipad 4's or iPad Mini's since launch weekend. Kantar uses consumer panels and market monitoring as the basis for its research. (We call this fudging the numbers. Notice how the only survey in the rntire world to report these numbers comes from Kantar World?)

I can make up a survey and show Windows phone 8 has 25 percent marketshare in the US and plaster it all over the interwebs, like KantarWorld did. Simply put, it is complete b.s. but people believe what they want to believe. You do realize that the math is impossible for a shift in marketshare like KantarWorld wants you to believe. In order for a shift in magnitude like they suggest to occur in 1 quarter, there would have to be zero sales of Android and about 50 million iphone sales (and that is just in the US. ) See the issue here?

In the end, and as I said earlier, it doesn't matter. This is exactly like comparing Wndows OS to OSX marketshare. Windows will always be on top because the OS is licensed to anyone that wants it, unlike OSX and iOS.
Lets see......

Believe a respected consumer research firm with global presence, or anonymous forum poster?

Tough choice LOL
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In the end, and as I said earlier, it doesn't matter. This is exactly like comparing Wndows OS to OSX marketshare. Windows will always be on top because the OS is licensed to anyone that wants it, unlike OSX and iOS.
Couldn't agree more with this statement. I really think it comes down to this.
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Guess the American consumer figures the screen size of the iPhone 5 was just about perfect after all.
No such thing as a perfect size so I'm not sure why people are still saying this.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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Lets see......

Believe a respected consumer research firm with global presence, or anonymous forum poster?

Tough choice LOL
LOL. Sure. Apparently Kandar Worldpanel is the only research firm in the US, or the entire world for that matter, that has access to Tim Cook and Apples sale figures. Keep believing the hype though. Gonna be fun watching Apple stock plummet another $200 a share when Apple does release sales figures Next month. Wonder how Kandar Worldpanel will be able to explain their figures? Oh, that's right. They're made up. There is no factual sales data.
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LOL. Sure. Apparently Kandar Worldpanel is the only research firm in the US, or the entire world for that matter, that has access to Tim Cook and Apples sale figures. Keep believing the hype though. Gonna be fun watching Apple stock plummet another $200 a share when Apple does release sales figures Next month. Wonder how Kandar Worldpanel will be able to explain their figures? Oh, that's right. They're made up. There is no factual sales data.
Quoting this for amusement factor. Lets check your track record in a month.
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Quoting this for amusement factor. Lets check your track record in a month.
x2 thanks for the laugh siiip5.
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Quoting this for amusement factor. Lets check your track record in a month.
Don't worry. It's why I quoted yours. But we already know your track record and comments regarding Android are, shall we say "spotty"... at best.
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Just wondering, can anybody name those 200 different Android phones In the US? It's one thing to exaggerate but c'mon.
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Apple is on top in the USA, but in other parts of the world, Samsung has a bigger market share because you can get a Galaxy S III cellphone frequently at lower prices than an iPhone (remember, much of the world cellphones are sold a "full" price, not the subsidized price we get here in the USA).

While the iPhone 5 has the excellent iOS 6.0.x operating system, the width of the display means in portrait mode, it's almost impossible to read the text in certain apps like Twitter and Facebook.
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Apple is on top in the USA, but in other parts of the world, Samsung has a bigger market share because you can get a Galaxy S III cellphone frequently at lower prices than an iPhone (remember, much of the world cellphones are sold a "full" price, not the subsidized price we get here in the USA).

While the iPhone 5 has the excellent iOS 6.0.x operating system, the width of the display means in portrait mode, it's almost impossible to read the text in certain apps like Twitter and Facebook.
So Samsung is the only one that sells phones with Android in them?
It is in all other parts of the world Android has a bigger market share. It isnt just Samsung.
And Apple wont be on top in the USA when the GS4 comes out. Not that it matters. Apple should be doing the best here in the USA than anywhere else dispite their higher prices. However, ive seen you can get a 4S for $100 and a iP4 as low as $69 this month.
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