I spent the last 12 months hearing that the only reason Andoid is doing so well is all the cheap devices. Now we hear a lot of apple sales are old, cheap devices.
Looks like that argument cant be used to justify why android OS had 50% for smartphone sales in Q1 2011, way above the iPhone.
Umm. iPhone 4 was #1 last quarter and 3GS was #2...both run the latest version of iOS 4 and can run 95% of the same apps. Many of these cheap Android phones can not even run 2.0 or even 10% of the same Apps...
I know this is a fanboy fourum, but anyway, here are some facts contradicting to your article :
While your statistics might be slightly true with iPAD 1 since lot of people want it and there are so many of the andriod tablets, there is no way that apple sells 3 million old phones.
Just do a little research before making ridiculous claims.
See above for real rankings last quarter. Samsung routinely releases misleading numbers. However, Your article doe not even name a single source.
I'm looking for the "facts" in your link. I can't find any.
Just a company announcement that 10 million Galaxy phones were pre-ordered worldwide.
Samsung had similar "facts" about sales of the Galaxy TAB but it turns out they shipped 2 million to retail outlets but sold "considerably less" according the WSJ. And "considerably less" was the quote from SAMSUNG.
I found it pretty amusing.
But that doesn't mean anything around here since it is a fight between Apple and Google that is the hot button issue, not one between Apple and some other single Android manufacturer.
Apple fanatics are so tired of being #2 and now they see what they thought might be their only chance to be #1 at something slipping away. They are in denial and are trying to spin it so Apple is still on top by comparing iPhone to just any single handset when actually their true desire is to beat Android since Android is spawn of the evil Google.
They should just relax and enjoy Apple quality as we have always done over the years regardless of market share. Apple is #1 in quality and apparently in profit. Nothing to worry about.
I agree with your bottom line, but disagree that Apple is #2 apps platform. This is not the case by volume or dollars in Apps. Android has had this "lead" for over 12 months, and their developers are still earning 10% of what Apple developers are. That figure does not even include companies like Netflix, so the Android platform is far weaker then the dollars show.