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____/ Homer on Tuesday 02 Aug 2011 18:15 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that bbgruff spake thusly:
>> If this survey is right, I can well understand the frantic-postings of
>> Alexandrovitch here trying to decry Android, and of course Apple and
>> its patents war.
>> For comparison, they are saying that Android shipped on 51.9 million
>> phones over the quarter, compared with 20.3 million iphones, about 5
>> Androids for ever 2 iphones in fact:-
>> Canalys tracks smartphone sales in 56 countries around the world, and
>> released a summary of its data for Q2 2011 on August 1. According to
>> the firm, Google's Android operating system led in 35 countries and
>> achieved a global market share of 48 percent.
>> Android, "the number one platform by shipments since Q4 2010," was
>> shipped on 51.9 million phones during the quarter, a year-over-year
>> increase of 379 percent, Canalys says. It put in a particularly strong
>> performance in the APAC (Asia Pacific) region, garnering a 85 percent
>> share in South Korea and a 71 percent share in Taiwan, the firm adds.
>> The 48 percent share for Android indicated by Canalys is very close to
>> ABI Research's second-quarter global smartphone report, which put
>> Android at 46.4 percent
> It also correlates closely with the findings at Kantar Worldpanel:
> The figures paint a grim picture for Apple with Android climbing from
> 10.7 per cent market share in the UK from June 2010 to nearly half of
> the market, 45.2 per cent, in June of 2011. iOS slide from 30.6 per cent
> down to 18.3 per cent. Kantar Worldpanel figures paint a similar picture
> for Germany and France while the iPhone fared better in Italy.
> The situation in the giant American market is better for the iPhone in
> some respects. iOS share of smartphones climbed from 21.1 per cent to
> 28.7 per cent throughout the year. However BlackBerry marker RIM and
> Nokia's aging Symbian platform all but exited the market, leaving
> Android to gobble up an astonishing 57 per cent of the North American
> Apparently Windows Phone 7's market share is so small, it doesn't even
> qualify for inclusion.
Unless Microsoft finds a way to *impose* unwanting buyers to get it
(the modus operandi and bread and butter of the Vole), it too -- like
SideKick, WM, and KIN -- will die.
~~ Best of wishes
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