IDC: Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets so

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by digital.l0gic, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2012
    Not meant to flame, just posting it cos I was surprised to see the news stating that Android reached this milestone this quickly.

    I still remember reading about Android in 2008 and realizing even then, that it is the "PC vs Mac" war all over again. There was absolutely no doubt on my mind regarding the end result. A result which is becoming more and more apparent today. I knew that the IOS would be relegated to the single digit market share one day..and it seems to be the case when one looks at the trend.

    PS: Before someone points out the Billions Apple has...allow me to say
    1 I don't care how much a company profits
    2 In the long run reduced marketshare = reduced profits = irrelevancy.

    Imo Google plays the Long term game and it seems to be bearing fruit. Just my two cents.

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