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Digitimes Research: Android phones to account for 70% of global smartphone market in 2013
Digitimes ^ | Thursday 6 December 2012] | Luke Lin

Posted on 12/07/2012 11:21:45 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Android will further solidify its market leadership in the smartphone operating system race in 2013, thanks to a broad support from smartphone vendors and the rollout of a wide range of low-priced models for sale in emerging markets. Shipments of Android phones are expected to top 600 million units or over 70% of global smartphone shipments in 2013, Digitimes Research estimates.

(Excerpt) Read more at digitimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech; mobiledevices

1 posted on 12/07/2012 11:21:50 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Suck on THAT, iPhone snobs!! ;)


2 posted on 12/07/2012 11:26:01 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Only 70%? Suck on that Android robots!


3 posted on 12/07/2012 11:28:30 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
As he proud owner of two new smartphones, one iOS, and one Android, I certainly understand why Android is outselling Apple. My wife got the Apple, I got the Android. The Android is vastly superior to the Apple. Android has more features, much more versatility (both hardware and software), more capability, and is a whole lot cheaper. This further cements my view that Apple is a cult, not a technology.
4 posted on 12/07/2012 11:39:03 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage
The Android is vastly superior to the Apple. Android has more features, much more versatility (both hardware and software), more capability, and is a whole lot cheaper.

Yes, but the iPhone looks purdier and is simpler to use. /s

5 posted on 12/07/2012 11:44:43 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

I just got a Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8. This is a whole new way of doing stuff! I am a n iPhone user as well. There is no comparison.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 11:48:38 AM PST by BillM (.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Plus, with the Android phone, you can blow holes in walls. Take that Apple!


7 posted on 12/07/2012 11:54:42 AM PST by Ben Hecks (Behghazi: Four bumps in the road for Obama)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BoostMobile Hydro, month 2 month, $80 to own, $55 monty unlim data voice text. No contract!


8 posted on 12/07/2012 12:11:11 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Ben Hecks

+1


9 posted on 12/07/2012 12:11:11 PM PST by topspinr
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To: gaijin

U can submerge the hydro for 30 min with no harm, even swim with it. Ice cream sandwich version of droid. CHEAP AS HECK...!


10 posted on 12/07/2012 12:15:01 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Got some links?


11 posted on 12/07/2012 12:19:40 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: gaijin
Found this:

Quick review of kyocera hydro (boost mobile) --Youtube

12 posted on 12/07/2012 12:22:50 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I should have waited a month...! Now its even CHEAPER...!!!

http://www.boostmobile.com/shop/phones/kyocera-hydro/


13 posted on 12/07/2012 12:25:21 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

buy it ONLINE —if you’re a sucker who goes in person to deal with some dumb human I think to buy the phone it’s like $130...much cheaper online and to set it up remotely yourself (FOR FREE) is soooo easy —takes like 5 min.

This is the first smartphone I have owned —I’m using it right now in Starbucks to type this...

The only part I don’t like about the Hydro is that the camera/video is not so hot —no clear resolution like you see on iPhone or Samsung.

Other than just THAT, it’s fatastic —the monthly charge really was


14 posted on 12/07/2012 12:32:04 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin
I need larger fonts and icons...where possible,....

Got a verizon clamshell for emergency use...but messages are impossible for me to read with my bad vision.

15 posted on 12/07/2012 12:42:33 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: gaijin
Thanks,....looking at the User manual
16 posted on 12/07/2012 12:53:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Naw, it’s touch responsive and you can pin and pull the screen out to the side, making the font waaaay bigger.

Online I found a T-mobile battery boost pack for $10 —recharges many many phones via micro USB in case you start running low on juice.

I have like 20 apps on my hydro droid now —all free.

So far it has been great 2 me and if they try to add some mystery fee, then I can instantly walk away.

Now that the phone is $70 who really cares if you lose it? not a huge tragedgy like if it had been an iPhone 5.


17 posted on 12/07/2012 1:14:46 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sorry I forgot:

If you pay ontime for 6 months then your monthly bill goes down to $50, and if you are a good boy for another 6 months, then it will go to $45.

I think that it stops going down after that, though.

They know you can walk away no prob, so apparently this is their way of trying to keep u, sorta like with a contract.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 1:16:26 PM PST by gaijin
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To: BillM

That looks like a fantastic phone, just for the camera alone!


19 posted on 12/07/2012 3:52:17 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: All

I dumped my iPhone and the expensive monthly contract and bought a LG Motion smartphone - It has the Snapdragon Dual Core Processor running at 1.5GHZ, 1GB of Memory, 5GB of Storage, Micro SD slot capable of expanding storage to 32GB, HD Still and Video Camera with LED Flash, Voice to Text, Voice recognition, etc... all for $100.00 plus tax. They are now $150.00, but still well worth the price.

I bought it thru Metro PCS and I have unlimited Talk and Text for $30.00 per month total. 250MB of Data on the 4GLTE network, but since I have WiFi at Home, Work and even on the Bus I take to work, I don’t need much MB of Data and use only about 150MB per month, if that. Metro has other plans for those that use more Data.

The phone is blazing fast and is running ICS (Android 4.0.4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich) and while the screen res isn’t as sharp as the iPhone, the O/S is far more versatile and user customizable.

And I’m saving $50.00 a month and no contract.

No dropped calls either.

Contracts are for suckers. I advise people to dump their
“con” tract as soon as they can and get one of the many month-to-month services.

I found Metro PCS to be the best, plus they have the best selection of phones.

The LG Motion is by far the best “Bang for the Buck” mid-level smart phone on the market.

For big spenders, they have the Samsung Galaxy S-III

They also have 4G phones starting at $79.00

I highly recommend the LG Motion smart phone - it is on par with the iPhone 4S for a fraction of the cost and the monthly service plan is dirt cheap.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 9:04:20 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Hate standing in line at the Post Office? - wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: gaijin

I’ll check that one out


21 posted on 12/08/2012 2:24:09 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

sounds good too


22 posted on 12/08/2012 2:35:19 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

You cannot believe the video mode! Full 1920+1080 and it is as stable as if hollywood was shooting it. It is mind blowing. Ny canon rebel and full hedef video cam aren’t this good.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 9:36:40 AM PST by BillM (.)
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