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iOS Growing More Than Android in U.S.

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Google's mobile platform reigning in Europe, though.

Apple's iOS platform is outpacing Google's Android, at least within the United States and UK. In other major regions, though, the latter experienced an increase in market share, while iOS had to settle for a decrease during the final weeks before the iPhone 5's launch.

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech's figures confirmed that Android increased its market share across Europe in the 12 weeks of sales that ended on September 30. Within European regions, Google's mobile platform rose to 67 percent share, which was 51 percent a year ago. iOS, however, experienced a decrease to 16.5 percent.

In the U.S., meanwhile, iOS gained market share from 31.5 percent in 2011 to nearly 38 percent during the 12-week period. Android market share decreased from just over 66 percent to 57.5 percent. In the UK, Apple enjoyed an increase to 28 percent, representing a leap from 18 percent, while Android market share grew to 58 percent from 53 percent.

"While this latest data set only includes one week of iPhone 5 sales, we can see that in markets with a large number of existing Apple customers, sales have already seen a significant boost," Kantar's Dominic Sunnebo. "We expect this momentum to be fully realized in the next set of results."

RIM and Symbian continued to experience less market share in the U.S. and the UK. The former slipped down to 2 percent and 9 percent in the two regions, respectively, while Symbian went below 1 percent in both countries.

 

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    abbadon_34 , November 4, 2012 7:21 AM
    guess who's reporting...this might become a meme
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    greghome , November 4, 2012 6:33 AM
    meanwhile......in the rest of the civilised world
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    ohim , November 4, 2012 7:25 AM
    I think US citizens are the only ones in the world who are pissing their pants when they hear of another i(instert product here). In my country we have apple fans also but didn`t hear of people waiting in line several days before a product lunch.
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  • 22 Hide
    greghome , November 4, 2012 6:33 AM
    meanwhile......in the rest of the civilised world
  • 22 Hide
    abbadon_34 , November 4, 2012 7:21 AM
    guess who's reporting...this might become a meme
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    ohim , November 4, 2012 7:25 AM
    I think US citizens are the only ones in the world who are pissing their pants when they hear of another i(instert product here). In my country we have apple fans also but didn`t hear of people waiting in line several days before a product lunch.
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    Arosvar , November 4, 2012 8:44 AM
    I like Android, mostly because its high customability and flexibility.

    iOS is good. Love its simplicity and design. Oh, the accessories are great too.
    But somehow, it makes me feel like I'm in some kinda "fairy land" with all sort of magik stuffs and all.
    Touch nothin', change nothin, ask nothin'. Just sit and enjoy what we've painstakingly made for you.

    If only Apple would be more... "lenient" to their phone, sure they'll be gettin more share.

    Just my opinion, no offense.
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    Anonymous , November 4, 2012 8:59 AM
    It only makes sense, it's the land where the iSheep elected George Bush Jr.... TWICE!
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    ukee1593 , November 4, 2012 9:09 AM
    Let me guess: This "12 Week Period" included the launch of the iPhone 5?

    This would make sense as Europe is doing considerably worse financially than the USA, making the more budget offerings from Google Android much more appealing to the Europeans. Meanwhile the US has a glut of iSheep stocking up on the new iPhone 5 they have been craving ....
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    wemakeourfuture , November 4, 2012 11:20 AM
    mirrormirrorIt only makes sense, it's the land where the iSheep elected George Bush Jr.... TWICE!


    You can correlate Apple products to George W. Bush supporters? Where's your proof backing this. Its sad when anti-Apple individuals have to sink to this level.
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    halcyon , November 4, 2012 12:32 PM
    mirrormirrorIt only makes sense, it's the land where the iSheep elected George Bush Jr.... TWICE!

    Though that was indeed a travesty I wouldn't blame it on the iSheep.
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    Shin-san , November 4, 2012 2:12 PM
    ArosvarI like Android, mostly because its high customability and flexibility.iOS is good. Love its simplicity and design. Oh, the accessories are great too.But somehow, it makes me feel like I'm in some kinda "fairy land" with all sort of magik stuffs and all.Touch nothin', change nothin, ask nothin'. Just sit and enjoy what we've painstakingly made for you.If only Apple would be more... "lenient" to their phone, sure they'll be gettin more share.Just my opinion, no offense.
    The openness of Android is an attraction for mobile developers. Apple has very strict rules of what you can and cannot do as far as UI is concerned, for example
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    bak0n , November 4, 2012 2:17 PM
    Three days ago they just said how Andriod captured 75% of the market in the 3rd quarter. One week ago they said Apple held over 50% of volume of sales. Now they are saying iOS is on top.

    I give up trying to figure out toms.
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    fb39ca4 , November 4, 2012 5:21 PM
    New Android phones are released year-round, while the only iPhone release of the year happened during the course of the study, so of course iPhone usage is going to go up in that period.
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    aicom , November 4, 2012 7:25 PM
    mirrormirrorIt only makes sense, it's the land where the iSheep elected George Bush Jr.... TWICE!

    The people elected him once. The electoral college elected him twice ;) 
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    reprotected , November 4, 2012 7:51 PM
    mirrormirrorIt only makes sense, it's the land where the iSheep elected George Bush Jr.... TWICE!

    9/11 was an inside job.
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    Solandri , November 4, 2012 8:01 PM
    ukee1593Let me guess: This "12 Week Period" included the launch of the iPhone 5?

    That's pretty much what it looks like. The iPhone 4S was released in October 2011. The iPhone 5 was released in September 2012. So the 12-week comparison period in 2011 is when iPhone users were waiting for the 4S to come out, while in 2012 it's when they were buying iPhone 5s. Pretty worthless as a statistical data point.

    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=pdahistory
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    eklipz330 , November 4, 2012 10:12 PM
    mirrormirrorIt only makes sense, it's the land where the iSheep elected George Bush Jr.... TWICE!

    only on tomshardware a comment would get 13 ups like this... i think all sense of logic has been thrown out the window these past few years. android lovers have set up camp.
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    chris claremont , November 4, 2012 11:31 PM
    just as Tammy replied I didnt know that a single mom able to get paid $4165 in a few weeks on the internet. did you read this web link http://bit.ly/Yqz9w4
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    Anonymous , November 5, 2012 1:12 AM
    The 75% figure was worldwide sales while this is looking specifically at US/UK.
    So that means that in the rest of the world android was even more dominant than 75% sold.
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    Kami3k , November 5, 2012 1:40 AM
    Wow this a bull study.

    This a prime example of how numbers can be manipulated to mean the complete opposite.
  • 0 Hide
    Thomas Creel , November 5, 2012 3:40 AM
    Darn, I was really hoping Apple take a blow.
  • 0 Hide
    cknobman , November 5, 2012 1:12 PM
    Please get rid of Zak his iShit news pieces take up room on the home page where real news pieces should go.
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