Originally Posted by hmurchison
Infinite the veracity of your posting leaves much to be desired. Here you wish to tell me Android is gaining market share directly against the iPhone which is antithetical to the results Apple just posted in their quarterly earnings.http://www.businessinsider.com/apple...nalysis-2010-4
How you equate these numbers with Android taking share is amusing and humorous to me.
I'm well aware that there's a pitiful Android Marketplace. One of the tenets of Android is that you may run signed code apps via the Marketplace but you may also appease your "Liberty Loving" fans by running unsigned code outside of the marketplace.
This is a nice way to get Android malware
. 09Droid ring a bell?
Droid will have the advantage of multiple US carriers and multiple vendors but the prevailing thought is by the end of this year or early next year Apple will be on a multiple carriers which means Android will have to go head to head and I presume that Android's sales are good largely because they aren't competing with the iPhone on the same carrier.
Wow, feel good about that? I bet you do. And yet your posting misses the point entirely. Apple may have posted record sales, but how many Android handsets were sold at the same time? I refer to the April 5th Comscore results (http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/2...-market-share/
) that show that Android and Blackberry are the only two platforms showing any sort of growth, with Android more than doubling in the last quarter.
The iPhone OS is essentially flat (lost .1% of marketshare) while Microsoft and Palm lost significant share. Go ahead, show me how losing marketshare (any marketshare) during what is generally considered to be the biggest buying quarter of the year is "amusing and humorous" for Apple. I'll wait.
As for the Android Marketplace, you post that there isn't a centralized location for apps to be purchased when you admittedly know that's not true. Let me repeat that... you knowingly posted that question acting as though you didn't know it existed (when you clearly do) and then go on to question the veracity of my post? The Android Marketplace exists and is the main place for people to go to find apps. I still don't understand what the point of your question was. A weak attempt to slam the platform for only having 50,000 apps available, perhaps?
And as for your final point, you are making a lot of fairly baseless conclusions. There is no more proof that the iPhone will be on more carriers by the end of this year than there was last year or the year before that. Also, your presumption that Android can only succeed in an iPhone free vacuum is based on what, the competition of the relatively unpromoted Motorola Backflip on AT&T?