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    iPhone versus Android

    The latest statistics regarding global Android and iPhone smartphone shipments may surprise you

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    That graph says it all..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxMan View Post
    That graph says it all..
    Looks like a mountain and a mole hill.


    I wonder though what the top selling Android phone and iPhone model were.
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    So the graph is really iOS vs. Android.

    A break down of Android based devices shipped by manufacturer would be interesting.
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    Why is this surprising? Samsung are selling a huge amount of phones

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    I personally think that comparing iOS vs Android has very little relevance.

    A better comparison is to compare the flagship phones from each manufacturer. Lets be honest, the iPhone is not competing with the bottom end android phones, so including them in the comparison is just miss-leading in the debate over iPhone or another equivalent phone.

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    Android is also on more phones than IOS, never get the reason for these surveys when Apple has the iphone and Android have ALL the others.
    they comparing a single phone (iphone) to a multitude of big and small priced android models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxMan View Post
    That graph says it all..
    The graph hardly says anything useful whatsoever except to highlight one big number against one small number:


    For useful graphs on the situation check out asymco:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja'd View Post
    Looks like a mountain and a mole hill.


    I wonder though what the top selling Android phone and iPhone model were.
    S3 for android I'm sure, Iphone probably would be 4s since the 5 hasn't been out long enough

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    that's it... well for now i guess..
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    S3 for android I'm sure, Iphone probably would be 4s since the 5 hasn't been out long enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja'd View Post
    I wonder though what the top selling Android phone and iPhone model were.
    Would be nice to see a graph of the sales of past and present flag ship phones from all the manufacturers in comparison to all the iPhones over a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morkhans View Post
    So the graph is really iOS vs. Android.

    A break down of Android based devices shipped by manufacturer would be interesting.
    That would be a pointless exercise IMO. Like compiling a graph of Dell, HP, Lenovo and Sony for devices running Windows - who is really interested in what components the hardware manufacturer ships when the OS is really what's competing?

    Agreed that it should actually be iOS vs. Android, in which case there might be a bigger increase for iOS owing to the iPads and Macs running it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinjohnobrien View Post
    I personally think that comparing iOS vs Android has very little relevance.

    A better comparison is to compare the flagship phones from each manufacturer. Lets be honest, the iPhone is not competing with the bottom end android phones, so including them in the comparison is just miss-leading in the debate over iPhone or another equivalent phone.
    But when you buy a smartphone you are buying into an ecosystem. Once you've got Android setup (eg. linked to your Google account) switching will be a hard choice.

    Contacts, calendar, images, browser history, installed apps and phone settings are all synched on Android. Switching phones is as simple as typing in your username and password and Android starts installing your apps, adding everything and applying all the settings.

    Also any apps bought are linked to your account.

    I don't know what the situation is with iOS but switching from Android IMHO isn't trivial.

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    The graph would be correct if you are comparing the iphone which is hardware to android which is software, It should probably read IOS vs Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinjohnobrien View Post
    Would be nice to see a graph of the sales of past and present flag ship phones from all the manufacturers in comparison to all the iPhones over a few years.
    What would be interesting if anyone can find it for me is a breakdown of Android sales by manufacturer. In particular Samsung's growth just has to be seen to be believed. It's quite astonishing.
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