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Android (GOOG) refuses to slow down, Windows Phone (MSFT, NOK) continues making modest progress, and the gap between the iPhone's (AAPL) U.S. and European numbers continues to widen. Those are some of the takeaways from Kantar's latest smartphone share data. For the March-May period, Android's U.S. share is pegged at 52% (+10 bps Y/Y), its EU5 share at 70.4% (+1010 bps), and its Chinese share at 71.5% (no Y/Y data). The iPhone's U.S. share is at 41.9% (+350 bps), its EU5 share at 17.8% (-140 bps), and its Chinese share at 23.6%. Windows Phone's U.S. share is at 4.6% (+90 bps), its EU5 share at 6.8% (+250 bps), and its Chinese share at 2.9%. IDC estimated Android (stronger in emerging markets) had a 75% global share in Q1, the iPhone 17.3%, and Windows Phone 3.2%.
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  • lh2soda
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    Pointless ass numbers. Let me know when Android starts making money for Google and Samsung is not going fracture it some more with Tizen.
    1 Jul 2013, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • rrosey2
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    Kantar's doesn't say anything about the future !
    2 Jul 2013, 12:27 AM Reply Like
  • chenmj
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    The latest number in June in the following link suggested the contrary. Apple continues to gain US market share.
    1 Jul 2013, 07:37 PM Reply Like
  • normcf
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    That's what this article says too.


    "The iPhone's U.S. share is at 41.9% (+350 bps) ..."
    1 Jul 2013, 07:52 PM Reply Like
  • chenmj
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    No, the link shows for the first time Apple US market share reach 50%.
    1 Jul 2013, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • normcf
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    Well, your comment says to "...gain US market share." not "... is over 50%". Also, you use the word "contrary" which implies "opposite", so lower vs higher is further reinforced. From your comment, it looks like you didn't read the article which doesn't make me want to follow your link.
    2 Jul 2013, 08:10 AM Reply Like
  • thatsthetruthofit
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    Google is like a freight train. lots of momentum. significant market advantage outside the US. Microsoft is still in there slugging it out. What about Blackberry?
    1 Jul 2013, 10:33 PM Reply Like
  • grange402
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    Don't worry google will slow down sooner or later. You can count on that. There is such a thing as getting overextended. What goes up will come down eventually. Now it is Apple's time to ascend once again.
    1 Jul 2013, 10:54 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    Of course it will, gr, but more due to saturation than extension. It'll take a while, though, before the world is google fibered...
    3 Jul 2013, 08:59 AM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    Android is all about quality not quality or profits. Apple is just the opposite. Its like comparing Kia to Mercedes Benz and BMW. Apples and Oranges. If Apple wanted quality they'd get it. Just make super cheap products in massive quantities. and remember the vast majority of cheap Android customers globally are low income and don't even have credit cards. That means zero spending on line. Apple again just the opposite.


    Here is a number that means something, Apple makes 300% the profit Samsung does per unit of high end smart phones. 300% more just on the device, not including any ecommerce later. Think about it and quit worrying about quantity. Profits per unit are what really matters and that is where Apple remains king.
    1 Jul 2013, 11:13 PM Reply Like
  • zubbub
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    Right - chenmj appears to have misread the article's claim of the continually growing gap between Apple's U.S. and European market share; he just confirmed it.
    2 Jul 2013, 12:08 AM Reply Like
  • SagarMalik
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    There is always issue with survey results if you doesn't choose correct sample population. Extrapolating results of survey of 300 people to 300 millions is a big bet.
    2 Jul 2013, 12:10 AM Reply Like
  • C.E.
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    It doesn't matter which brand is up or down, they are all about the same nowadays. the smart phone technology has reached a plateau where further new innovation adds little to utility.


    Who cares if the screen resolution is 350dpi or 500 dpi? Or the screen can display 10mil colours or 20 million colours?
    2 Jul 2013, 12:15 AM Reply Like
  • heatnup
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    But what if a phone can now have 41 megapixel and 10x optical zoom compared to 9 MP and 1.5x....


    Most might think twice about that.....
    2 Jul 2013, 01:55 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    I can't see why, hea, when, unless you are planning to blow up your photos to poster size or greater, 6 MPixels is as much as the eye can deal with.
    3 Jul 2013, 09:01 AM Reply Like
  • kimboslice
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    The Apple hardware is vastly superior. Go pick up an iPhone 5 and try not to be impressed.
    I like using Android but there isn't a piece of hardware yet to match iPhone 5.
    Someday I'll upgrade to iPhone but it's going to take an adjustment since I like how google integration works in android.
    The next iOS for iPhone 5 will make them even more fun to use.
    Every time I consider buying the iPhone I think I'd rather buy another share of AAPL instead.
    2 Jul 2013, 02:23 AM Reply Like
  • heatnup
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    In the circles that I work in, I have never heard anyone say iPhone is vastly superior to anything since the Iphone 4. These days when we sit down and compare galaxy, lumia and Iphone we see that the hardware is quite similar. That said, the Iphone is small and IOS outdated, apps are great. Lumia and windows phone are quite cool, the lumia camera is very fast and good in low light. The galaxy and note devices actually get quite a few comments on quality.


    My point being, taking an objective view, no phone is vastly superior as of today's devices! The Apple App store is superior, but most that I know are growing tired of ITunes! Maybe one can say the Iphone is vastly superior to the BB10 devices, but I bet I can find a BB10 fan to say otherwise as well.
    2 Jul 2013, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • Delphinus
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    Don't forget that it is via the high end products (Lumia 925, 928 and soon 1020 with a super camera) that Nokia hopes to get the US market more interested. Some extra buzz will be added on 11th July with the NY event "Zoom reinvented". Let's see what happens with the Windows Phone US market share in Q3.
    2 Jul 2013, 03:29 AM Reply Like
  • Joao Beca
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    I think you are right but in my opinion the big problem of Nokia is they are rushing out to many higher end phones, every quarter is a new model.
    I'm due to upgrade my Lumia 800 and I was thinking to get the Lumia 925 but I'm now waiting to see what is going to be announced on 11th July but even so why would I get this phone when in a few months they are coming with Lumia 1020?
    2 Jul 2013, 04:57 PM Reply Like
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