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Android Extends Lead in Mobile
Engadget ^ | Jun 6th 2011 4:29AM | Joe Pollicino

Posted on 06/06/2011 1:16:46 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed

The latest ComScore results from the last quarter are in, and the US mobile device wars were hotter than ever as 13% more people reported owning a smartphone. Google conquered most users' territory with Android climbing just over five percent (now totaling 36.4%) and still claiming first for mobile software platforms. Apple's iOS destroyer took second place (at 26%) partially due to RIM's S.S. BlackBerry OS sinking about five percent (now 25.7%) to claim third, while Microsoft and HP / Palm rounded out the bunch struggling to stay in the fight with even lower single-digit scores. In the OEM region Samsung claimed first yet again (although slightly dropping to 24.5%), with LG and Motorola landing in second and third respectively, each keeping its place from the prior quarter. In the last two slots, Apple again bested RIM whose devices barely dropped half of a percent, but enough to let the slight growth of iDevices snatch up 4th. The source link below is waiting to be clicked if you want the full battle statistics.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: android; apple; google; iphone; smartphones; telecom; topten
This is Android pulling away.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/comscore-reports-april-2011-us-mobile-subscriber-market-share-123098853.html

1 posted on 06/06/2011 1:16:48 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: F1reEng1neRed

And with Apple shamelessly now taking features from Android for iOS 5, Google is now smelling blood in the water.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 1:22:16 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: VanDeKoik

But yet you have Apple suing Samsung because of similarities between phones. Funny.


3 posted on 06/06/2011 1:25:13 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: F1reEng1neRed

I love my Android PDA/Phone — it almost anticipates what I want to do. I just wish it would look at my contacts before checking the internet when I use vocal commands.

It is a lot more flexible than the iPhone my wife has.

But if they keep competing to make the better UI, I wait eagerly the result.


4 posted on 06/06/2011 1:29:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003
I think you might just have a settings issue. If I remember correctly, you can set the search perimeters for google searches/voice commands.

What version of Android are you using and which phone?

5 posted on 06/06/2011 1:34:35 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: F1reEng1neRed

Perhaps Google will want an advance look at all future iPhones to make sure Apple isnt copying them?

If it good for the goose...


6 posted on 06/06/2011 1:34:59 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: F1reEng1neRed

>>I think you might just have a settings issue. If I remember correctly, you can set the search perimeters for google searches/voice commands.<<

Pro 3.8.7 — I think you might be right... but there are so many tuning knobs I just can’t find them all.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 1:40:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: F1reEng1neRed

when windows releases the mango edition of their phone operating system, I predict windows’ market share will surge up to 15%+. Probably at blackberry expense.


8 posted on 06/06/2011 1:52:38 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

The good news for Microsoft is they will probably hit 15% global market share when Nokia makes the switch. The bad news for Nokia is that they will probably have a 15% global market share when they make the switch.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 2:07:15 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: F1reEng1neRed
Did you see the big revolt when HTC announced they were going to lock their new Android phones...HTC backed down and now will not lock... the great thing about Android is you can build custom ROM’s for your phone...

Apple is like it or lump it

10 posted on 06/06/2011 2:13:06 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Global Warming, undeniable truth; Obama, infallible genius; Apple perfect, invented everything)
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To: tophat9000
Exactly.

I only run custom ROMs on my phones. People stuck on stock don't know what their missing or what their phones are truly capable of. The carriers gimp their stock ROMs which disable so much functionality.

There's a small learning curve to installing custom ROMs, but if I can figure it out, anybody should be able to.

11 posted on 06/06/2011 2:25:06 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: F1reEng1neRed

Is there a site you recommend to make a custom ROM?


12 posted on 06/06/2011 2:35:36 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: dangerdoc

I thought windows phone 7 was pretty much dead in the water.

I have even seen a rumor posted that the OS was going to be phased out.


13 posted on 06/06/2011 2:50:37 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: F1reEng1neRed
OK -- had to go see what in 'L you're all talking about.

I got really po'd at Verizon because they killed several options that should have been available on my phone - like the PIM. They claimed their online junk was better - not so if you don't have connectivity! Admit I was spoiled by my company's BB that I lost after I retired. Not sure I need one of the new gizmo's now, though, but look interesting.

14 posted on 06/06/2011 2:50:49 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Sawdring
....For the basics http://www.ppcgeeks.com/
....Then for hard core http://www.xda-developers.com/

But read, read, read, the old forums post's first before you answer your questions... because the worst thing you can do at these sites is be a newbee asking the same old questions that have been ask and answered a hundred time before in the forms...they will flame your ass faster then a DU troll on FR

15 posted on 06/06/2011 3:20:04 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Global Warming, undeniable truth; Obama, infallible genius; Apple perfect, invented everything)
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To: tophat9000

you answer= you ask


16 posted on 06/06/2011 3:22:07 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Global Warming, undeniable truth; Obama, infallible genius; Apple perfect, invented everything)
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To: F1reEng1neRed
Blood in the water apple juice!
17 posted on 06/06/2011 3:25:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

18 posted on 06/06/2011 3:26:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: longtermmemmory

duh

windows phone 7.5(aka windows mango) is replacing it. Nokia is ditching symbian and switching over to wondows mango...soon.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 3:42:37 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Sawdring

You don’t actually make the ROM. There are developers that make the ROMs for free. They accept donations for their work.

This is the best site by far.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/filter.php?cat=Android

Find your device section and start educating yourself on how to do it. Most phones have threads dedicated how to flash a custom ROM step by step. Use the Q&A thread to ask questions. Make sure you follow directions EXACTLY. Flashing incorrectly can “brick” your phone and make it a permanent paperweight.


20 posted on 06/06/2011 4:06:13 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: tophat9000
they will flame your ass faster then a DU troll on FR

Or someone saying their final goodbye on FR. LOL! Thanks for the info. I have an Android and only use it for some basic functions. I would love to see what it is capable of.

21 posted on 06/06/2011 4:18:21 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: tophat9000

“Did you see the big revolt when HTC announced they were going to lock their new Android phones...HTC backed down and now will not lock... the great thing about Android is you can build custom ROM’s for your phone...
Apple is like it or lump it”

Best move HTC could ever make. Motorola was dumb and started to lock down bootloaders and Samsung was considering it. I think they all know better now. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!


22 posted on 06/06/2011 4:18:42 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: F1reEng1neRed

Thank you for the site. I have heard about flashing the phone but don’t have the gumption to do it yet.


23 posted on 06/06/2011 4:19:34 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

I was a little nervous the first time I flashed my first custom ROM. As I said before, make sure you get smart on it first. People on that site are more than willing to help, just do a little homework first. Always read through some of the other threads and the “stickies”. Most phone sections will explain exactly what you need to download and exactly how to perform the flashing process.


24 posted on 06/06/2011 4:23:37 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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