Skip to comments.Google Android continues to gain smartphone market share but still trails iPhone, Blackberry
Posted on 08/03/2010 3:59:44 PM PDT by RachelFaith
Google's Android OS is still showing excellent growth in smartphone market share, actually topping Apple's iPhone in new purchases for the first half of 2010, according to market researcher, Nielsen.
In the first six months of 2010, Google gained 27% of new phone purchases, bettering the iPhone's 23%, but still trailing Blackberry's 33% market share. The Apple iPhone is still the most desired smartphone for future purchases, ahead of both Google and Blackberry.
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Do yer ping thing...
My iPhone spies on me enough as it is.
I’d hate to have a Google phone reporting my every move to the government.
I wonder if Little Snitch makes an iPhone app? LOL
Anyone that uses anything associated with Google including gmail, phones, etc. is a complete idiot and deserves to have their privacy violated in a major way. Google is rotten to the core.
That’s pretty remarkable share gain, give it time...
Mathematically yes! But when you consider that Apple makes just one phone for one carrier, I’d expect that the rest of the market would do what it is doing given that they can’t yet get an iPhone.
Can’t count the number of folks who say “I’d get an iPhone if it wasn’t stuck with ATT”.
Google has 6 more months until THAT ends.
Then we will be talking about iPhone 5 and these numbers will be a brief footnote.
Apple ‘data mines’ as much as Google on their devices, including computers. It’s not just Google. So do the networks. You send email (phone & computer) or text messages? Guess what.... they’re watching you.
This FreeRepublic web site you’re logged into with your personal email has a nice little Google script at the bottom of every page. Ever check the page source or inspect element?
You’re using a site closely associated with Google.
Now who’s the idiot?
I hate Apple too. Nothing from Apple or Google are used by me and nothing that has their name in it is used on my computers. If it has to use Quick time to view it, I pass.
Who’s the idiot? Not me. I’m not giving details on FR, but you just keep right on using them.
I hate Apple about as much as I hate Google.
I curse Steve Jobs and his fascist iron grip on the iPhone and the AppStore everyday. But I still have an iPhone for now. I will move to a Windows based smartphone when MicroSoft finally has a comparable product with the same functionality and 3rd party software selection.
This FreeRepublic web site youre logged into with your personal email has a nice little Google script at the bottom of every page. Ever check the page source or inspect element?
Youre using a site closely associated with Google.
Now whos the idiot?
Um don’t you know how to block the Google script on FR? It’s not hard. Mine says google-analytics google scripts forbidden on any page I go to on FR.
If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.
And you know this exactly how? How does Apple gather this data from its locked down computers with all ports closed? Do you know this for a fact, or are you just talking out of your hat?
On the other hand, I have to agree with you that what you send on the net, once it leaves your computer, is no longer yours. You can have no expectation of privacy... On the net, you are an open book.
Exactly what has Steve Jobs' "iron grip" prevented you from doing on your iPhone and what Apps has he kept out of the App Store's selection of over 250,000 that you just absolutely have to have that were kept out because of his whim, and not because of contractual obligations to meet AT&T's requirements?
Good luck on your wait for your equivalent Microsoft phone and equivalent software selection.
Apparently, while you are waiting, Steve Jobs' management style has brought you a smartphone and its ecosystem that is better than anyone else's, that you appreciate enough to buy and use safely, while you wait for your knight in shining armor from Redmond to come and rescue you from the chains Apple has bound you with.
Jobs must be doing something right...
Whether it’s Android or iPhone, rest assured Blackberry’s market share is headed down due to both.
Well documented ad nauseam.
Your head in the sand about this will change nothing in your mind.
Maybe venture away from fanboy sites for 5 seconds and you might learn something.
One of the many reasons I got rid of my Mac was because it phoned home constantly. Data packets. Apple mined my default email address in one. Much of the info was code and probably usage statistics (I never looked into that stuff). Why would they be sending my email address back to their servers?
Clue: there are no locked down ports when the OS is sending out info without your permission or, in your case, knowledge.
But I like your instant denial and defense. You are a true-blue ‘fanboy’. You sound exactly like a democrat when Dear Leader is insulted with the truth.
At the very least, you guys sure are entertaining.
“Um dont you know how to block the Google script on FR? Its not hard. Mine says google-analytics google scripts forbidden on any page I go to on FR.”
Um, yea, I’m well beyond that. If you’re using an “extension” or “add-on” you might be blocking some of it. Firefox is pretty much direct line to google and you can’t really stop it with many of the extensions.... even though you think they are.
A couple hundred thousand up to date entries in my HOSTS file does the best job.
Quicktime doesn’t belong on any computer.
Suggest this as a substitute:
You mean this one?
Absolutely untrue. I run an application named " Little Snitch". It shows my Mac is completely locked down. It sends NOTHING back to Apple except when it checks for updates to the software. You can check and see what ports are or not open. If Apple were "mining"such data in contravention of customer privacy, they would be hauled into court right and left. They aren't. He'll, I'd sue them!
The Apple iPhone is still the most desired smartphone for future purchases, ahead of both Google and Blackberry.
At some point I'd like to see some consistency in comparisons. They just compared:
* 1. More correctly, Google is the major developer in a consortium dedicated to that operating system. 2. The operating system as it is shipped with Android phones is NOT entirely free. 3. The Nexus One has an irrelevant number of sales to matter for this purpose
I have a feeling that Windows 7 Phone will be technically good. However, a recent quote scares me. I know iOS and Android already do ads, but Microsoft has said it considers Windows 7 Phone to be an “ad-serving machine.” How high of a priority is that? How far are they willing to go to make that true?
Google was famous a while back for refusing to give data to the government for a fishing expedition, even went to court against the feds. It was MSN and Yahoo who voluntarily bent over backwards and gave DOJ a massive amount of data. AOL partially complied.
The new one does on OS X. It rocks. It even does live screen recording.
That said, I still use VLC for DVDs because it ignores the stupid mandatory clips and images. VLC is also the basis for the encoding ability of Handbrake, the best software around for turning a DVD movie into an MP4 file (PC or Mac).
So I guess Google only cooperates with communist dictatorships like China, then...
(Which means they’ll be cooperating with the 0bama regime, just not Bush.)
I guess you’ve never heard of Flash...
Steve Jobs is a notorious proponent of closed platform, which is what Apple’s entire business model is based on.
Microsoft is all about accessibility for all.
Google does what Google is required to do under the laws of the country. Google defended our privacy here according to the law, which does not allow for DOJ fishing expeditions through private data so it can prove a point in a case not even related to Google.
Likewise, Google was following the laws in China. The ethical question there was whether to operate in China at all given the laws Google would have to follow.
BS. Google was trying to win favor from the ChiComs. They did a lot of evil on the process. Dissidents were disappeared.
To get the recording feature, you need QuickTime Pro. That's $30.
Nope. The QuickTime X that ships with Snow Leopard does it. There is effectively no more QuickTime Pro that I can upgrade to.
Whatever you want to call it, you have to play by their laws to operate in their country. For Google, playing by their laws means getting dissidents disappeared. It was definitely an instance where Google chose profit over not doing evil.
Oh? Is that why Microsoft won't publish the keys to how to access their DRM in Windows Media Player 10 and 11 so that other platforms can also access it?
Why is it that Apple pushes industry OPEN standard file formats like H.264 and HTML5 to replace the CLOSED standard of proprietary Adobe Flash, which is responsible for many of the CRASHES that occur on Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome, and Safari as well as many other browsers. In addition, because of inherent design paradigms in Flash, it simply DOES NOT WORK on touch screen devices. Flash expects, and in fact the vast majority of existing Flash apps on the Internet, require certain types of inputs to work. Flash wants mouse-over, mouse-button clicks, and keyboard key strokes, all of which a touch-screen device cannot provide because they do not have those input devices, opting instead to use the screen, without a pointer, for the input device. Flash is also a huge resource hog. On a desktop, that's not too much of a problem, but on a portable device with limited resources and on batteries, Flash's overhead is too great and open standard substitutes like H.264 video which offers a higher resolution video and HTML5. So, yes, I have heard of Flash, a buggy, proprietary, CLOSED, non-standard Internet gaming/scripting/advertising pushing "standard" owned by a single company for their profit, which they make by selling the Flash creation software.
Just recently, a version of Flash was released for Android. Buggy, it crashes and still drains the battery rapidly.
Apple's OSX is UNIX. OPEN. Apple publishes the source code for much of it's application and kernel software openly... including those portions of UNIX which Apple owns. OPEN. Apple has continually pushed for the removal of DRM from the music it sells. iTunes sells DRM free music. Apple is working on the studios to do the same thing for TV and Movies. Meanwhile Microsoft agreed to charge extra to pay the Music publishers for every Zune it sold because its customers MUST be pirates who would put stolen music on the Zune. Apple refused. OPEN.
I suggest you don't know what you are talking about. . . And are just repeating talking points you've heard.
Windows is notorious for making the lowest end OS for the lowest end PCs, charging the most for it, and leaving compatibility, viruses, and issues to the "manufacturers" and to "Third Party Software developers".
Apple makes the most robust, user friendly, virus free OS at the lowest cost, for the best top of the line hardware at comparable pricing.
VERY VERY Stark difference!
Al Gore sits on the board of directors at Apple.
So? I know that. He has since 2003. So what?
If you have a Mac, you’ve already paid for it. If you don’t have a Mac, it’s $30 for QuickTime Pro.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Perhaps you forgot all the anti green attacks in the press BEFORE Al Gore had a seat on the board?
Also, ANYONE can have a seat on ANY Board if they buy enough stock. What is stopping you?
He didn’t get on the board by buying a masssive share of the company. It was handed to him personally by Steve Jobs.
Which is what I said. And provided the contextual information which followed. So now that we have the facts clear, do you have a relevent supposition that bears further discussion?
With QuickTime 7 you still had to upgrade to Pro on a Mac. OS X 10.6 comes with QuickTime X, for which there is no pro version, but it has more features than the old Player (including screen recording). If you want Pro on 10.6, you have to install QT7 and enter the Pro key.
Count me as a non-loyal Android user. If the iPhone is available on Verizon when it’s time for me, I’ll jump ship in a heartbeat if the then-offered iPhone is any good.
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