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Google's Android on 59.5% of all 'smart mobile devices' shipped in Q1, Apple at 19.3%

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According to research firm Canalys, Google's Android platform continues to dominate the worldwide mobile marketplace as the OS powered 59.5 percent of the nearly 310 million smart mobile devices shipped in the first quarter, while Apple managed to grow its iOS and OS X presence to a 19.3 percent share.

In a report on Thursday, Canalys (via ZDNet) estimated that "smart mobile device" shipments, comprised of smartphones, tablets and laptops, grew to 308.7 million units by the end of quarter one, a 37.4 percent increase from the year ago period.

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Out of the three device classes, tablets exhibited the strongest growth with a 106.1 percent year-on-year increase to 41.9 million shipped units. Apple led the way with a 46.4 percent share of the global market, though Android ate at the iPad's chunk of the pie for the third straight quarter.

Smartphone shipments hit 216.3 million units representing growth of 47.9 percent. Android accounted for 75.6 percent of units shipped, with Samsung showing growth of 64.3 percent to end the quarter with a 32 percent marketshare. Apple grew its share 6.7 percent year-over-year, the slowest growth rate since the original iPhone launched in 2007.

"Despite its slowing growth, Apple still shipped over 37 million iPhones," said Canalys Principal Analyst Pete Cunningham. ?But HTC and Samsung have raised the bar with their latest handsets and Apple needs to respond with its next iPhone."

Due to Canalys' methodology, Microsoft came in behind Android and Apple with a 19.3 percent share of the "smart mobile device" market thanks to its huge influence in the notebook PC segment. The notebook market saw 50.5 million shipped units, a contraction of 13.1 percent from 2012.
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But, web traffic and apps downloaded are more on Apple Store. It does not matter how many are sold ( or shipped) if people are not downloading apps or browsing web, because, Google cant generate money if they do so.

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Let's see:

Samsung has 26.6 % (including all OS platforms ?)
Apple has 19.3 % (iOS Only)
Lenovo Sony Huawei have 11.3% and others have 42.6% (including all OS platforms)

I like Apple's position the best.
Apple makes more profit than all of the vendors combined and will continue to do so.
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Wait, the entire world votes for free food but some people are still buying premium food and beverages (like Coke). The entire world drinks a lot of water for free. Hey, GREAT!

Wine for the rest of us ;-)
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The chart on the right says that MICROSOFT nearly equaled APPLE in worldwide "smart mobile device" market share, based on Q1 shipments.

Nearly 56 million units, compared to Apple's 59 million.

Microsoft sells the Surface, Nokia sells the Lumia and together, they SHIPPED 55 million units? REALLY??

*cough* ri-i-i-i-ight.


Not to mention, there's that "shipped units = market share" nonsense again.

I'm thinking pretty much NONE of this guy's "analysis" carries any credibility. Next!
Edited by tribalogical - 5/10/13 at 2:19am
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So Apple (iOS & OSX) is outselling Windows mobile and laptop (apart from servers and desktops)..

 

Quite an achievement.

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The chart on the right says that MICROSOFT nearly equaled APPLE in worldwide "smart mobile device" market share, based on Q1 shipments.

Nearly 56 million units, compared to Apple's 59 million.

Microsoft sells the Surface, Nokia sells the Lumia and together, they SHIPPED 55 million units? REALLY??

*cough* ri-i-i-i-ight.


Not to mention, there's that "shipped units = market share" nonsense again…

Microsoft only sold 3 Million Surface units.  

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I'm still wondering what the 59.5% of people who own "smart mobile devices" are actually doing with their devices, since they're apparently not using them as smart devices all that often. Wouldn't it be more appropriate and more accurate to refer to the majority of Android devices as "dumb mobile devices"? Or perhaps the devices qualify as smart, but the owners are just dummies?

 

Android is such a damn low end brand, and these numbers only serve to further back that up.

 

It is downright embarrassing that Android is "dominating" in marketshare, yet it is losing in just about every other category, including the most important of all, profits. These figures say a lot about Apple, who with their smaller marketshare, is just killing everything else out there, with their better devices and far superior OS. Apple is just one company, Android devices are made by a whole bunch of companies, who are engaged in a pathetic race to the bottom.

 

Apple had better make the next iPhone be amazing. Don't worry too much about the price, make it $100 more if it needs to be and if the price can be justified by including some crazy new tech. Just make it blow away anything else out there. People have no problems with paying for Apple quality. Those who do, well, there's plenty of Android phones for them to choose from. I've said this a million times before, but Apple doesn't need to join in on the race to the bottom. 

 

 

 

 

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Come down,  read the heading of the charts "Smart mobile devices".

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The chart on the right says that MICROSOFT nearly equaled APPLE in worldwide "smart mobile device" market share, based on Q1 shipments.

Nearly 56 million units, compared to Apple's 59 million.

Microsoft sells the Surface, Nokia sells the Lumia and together, they SHIPPED 55 million units? REALLY??

*cough* ri-i-i-i-ight.


Not to mention, there's that "shipped units = market share" nonsense again.

I'm thinking pretty much NONE of this guy's "analysis" carries any credibility. Next!

 

LAPTOPS

 

If it wasn't for Vaio Sony wouldn't even be on there.

 

Samsung also sells laptops windows and chrome, Lenovo too, the only purely handset maker outside "other" seems to be Huawei.


Edited by hill60 - 5/10/13 at 2:36am
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Wait, the entire world votes for free food but some people are still buying premium food and beverages (like Coke). The entire world drinks a lot of water for free. Hey, GREAT!

Wine for the rest of us ;-)

Coke is a premium food? You flatter them :)

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The chart on the right says that MICROSOFT nearly equaled APPLE in worldwide "smart mobile device" market share, based on Q1 shipments.

Nearly 56 million units, compared to Apple's 59 million.

Microsoft sells the Surface, Nokia sells the Lumia and together, they SHIPPED 55 million units? REALLY??

*cough* ri-i-i-i-ight.


Not to mention, there's that "shipped units = market share" nonsense again.

I'm thinking pretty much NONE of this guy's "analysis" carries any credibility. Next!

it's desktop + mobile.

 

Apple surpassed microsoft on everything, completely all by themselves against an army of OEMs.

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Isn't this comparing apples and oranges. Google has 59% and Apple grows by 19%... those figure don't relate???

Google is now trying to emulate Microsoft by dominating with a cheap copy, but I think Apple has learnt that lesson.
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God, if you're up there, please save us from these boring, statistic-driven stories, and the opinions of analysts.

I implore thee.

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cheap always wins marketshare.

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God, if you're up there, please save us from these boring, statistic-driven stories, and the opinions of analysts.

I implore thee.

I promise I'll be good from now on...

 

No problem.

 

I'll get right on it.

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How do you compare Android which is the only viable option for any phone maker other than Apple. All other OS have been proven to fail and nobody wants to take on Apple and Google at this point in the game. If iOS were available to any other phone maker, Android would not even be a popular name. Apple keeps the software in house, which in turn makes their products more interesting to consumers which make consumers buy Apple products. That is where they make the chunk of their money. The few billions the iOS and the app store provide is chump change to the total revenue Apple makes. Take a look at how much money Google makes in their overall revenue, I'll just say that 99% of their revenue comes from advertising during web searching. Google was and still is the main search engine for iOS, they would have made the same, if not more if they didn't create Android. Android users are proven to use the web (ie. Google) A LOT less than iOS users, more iPhones sold, more searching for Google. I suppose they are in the boat of the xbox 360. Microsoft actually took a loss in their gaming division for MANY years. Just recently did they actually turn a profit. They did it to stay with the big boys like Sony and Nintendo. Google has no true innovation so they need to pay big money if they want to remain relevant in this industry. I have some friends that don't live the greatest of neighborhoods and their pay grade is well below middle class, they all have some Android phone and all of their friends do too. Not because it's better than an iPhone or they like it more, simply because they can't afford an iPhone and the plan that you have to get along with it. They have slow internet from companies like boost mobile where it gets irritating to even use the phone for anything but calls and text and the slide down notification bar. Comparing Apple to every other phone manufacturer in the world is one of the greatest compliments Apple can receive.
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here we go, Shipped vs Sales again

lol losers
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I'm still wondering what the 59.5% of people who own "smart mobile devices" are actually doing with their devices, since they're apparently not using them as smart devices all that often. Wouldn't it be more appropriate and more accurate to refer to the majority of Android devices as "dumb mobile devices"? Or perhaps the devices qualify as smart, but the owners are just dummies?

 

Android is such a damn low end brand, and these numbers only serve to further back that up.

 

It is downright embarrassing that Android is "dominating" in marketshare, yet it is losing in just about every other category, including the most important of all, profits. These figures say a lot about Apple, who with their smaller marketshare, is just killing everything else out there, with their better devices and far superior OS. Apple is just one company, Android devices are made by a whole bunch of companies, who are engaged in a pathetic race to the bottom.

 

Apple had better make the next iPhone be amazing. Don't worry too much about the price, make it $100 more if it needs to be and if the price can be justified by including some crazy new tech. Just make it blow away anything else out there. People have no problems with paying for Apple quality. Those who do, well, there's plenty of Android phones for them to choose from. I've said this a million times before, but Apple doesn't need to join in on the race to the bottom. 

 

 

 

 

Oh yes. Well said.

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here we go, Shipped vs Sales again

lol losers

It is amazing how Apple haters lap this tripe up. They are told what to think and they do, like they have no minds. The irony is Apple haters have the nerve to call Apple users sheeple .... 1oyvey.gif
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I am increasingly of the opinion that there is no news that can be trusted with regard to Apple. Every one has made up their minds already and are simply following the information that proves what they already know. Apple 2.0 and Asymco are the exceptions to this rule. They both attempt to ask what is wrong when they make a mistake. Appleinsider is too interested in collecting information to ask questions or report on their errors. See Apple 2.0's reporting on the false report about droping ipad mini sales. The shear volumn of false reporting is astonishing given how often it is literally designed to mislead the market.
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What are comparing a free software...with a highly paid one? Horses and apples..... really. It's like when kids we play "I and world"....
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It is amazing how Apple haters lap this tripe up. They are told what to think and they do, like they have no minds. The irony is Apple haters have the nerve to call Apple users sheeple .... 1oyvey.gif

"Like they have no minds"?

You're way too charitable......
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Microsoft only sold 3 Million Surface units.  
When did Microsoft announce surface sales?
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here we go, Shipped vs Sales again

lol losers
Do you have some statistics on returns that would make you think shipped doesn't ultimately equal sold?

The problem isn't shipped vs sold, the problem is that other than Apple, the shipped numbers are ESTIMATES, not reall numbers provided by the device makers. If Android's numbers are so good why don't other companies disclose how many devices they shipped (either directly to consumers or to resellers)?
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Due to Canalys' methodology, Microsoft came in behind Android and Apple with a 19.3 percent share of the "smart mobile device" market thanks to its huge influence in the notebook PC segment. The notebook market saw 50.5 million shipped units, a contraction of 13.1 percent from 2012.

Next quarter Canalys plan to include riding lawnmowers as part of the "smart mobile market"… Likely, John Deere will capture 75% of the market!
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This is good news for Android. Can't wait for the vendors to release actual numbers to back this "report" up. *crickets*
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Next quarter Canalys plan to include riding lawnmowers as part of the "smart mobile market"… Likely, John Deere will capture 75% of the market!

How else to include Microsoft in a discussion on the mobile market if laptops aren't included? 1biggrin.gif

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Sorry, you guys are kicking and screaming but i do find these stats believable, besides samsung's huge numbers.

Again, some of you are missing the point here:

 

This is about smartphones + tablets + computers.

 

Apple just passed all of those windows OEMs for good. That's amazing and worth some sort of docs by Discovery or something like that.

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here we go, Shipped vs Sales again

lol losers


Apple can't track all sales. They don't know what is all sold everywhere. They don't have access to other company's inventories. There was an article I read last night that stated that Apple's numbers are "shipped", because they can only track sales through their stores.

 

"sold" is a myth.

 

P

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"But HTC and Samsung have raised the bar with their latest handsets and Apple needs to respond with its next iPhone."

Hope Apple remembers Steve Jobs words in his interview alongside Bill Gates.

"Apple didn't need to beat Microsoft. Apple had to remember who Apple was!"
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Apple can't track all sales. They don't know what is all sold everywhere. They don't have access to other company's inventories. There was an article I read last night that stated that Apple's numbers are "shipped", because they can only track sales through their stores.

"sold" is a myth.

P

Here's the thing. Apple releases actual numbers for shipped. They also give out an estimate on what they have in inventory.
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Apple can't track all sales. They don't know what is all sold everywhere. They don't have access to other company's inventories. There was an article I read last night that stated that Apple's numbers are "shipped", because they can only track sales through their stores.

"sold" is a myth.

P

Yes but good luck getting people to get that here. Apples numbers are shipped not sell through, although you get the sell through in the conference call.

Yes. Android sales are estimates but even if those estimates were 10% off in unit shipments android is still way ahead.
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A lot of companies are losing money on low margin phones.
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Yes but good luck getting people to get that here. Apples numbers are shipped not sell through, although you get the sell through in the conference call.

Yes. Android sales are estimates but even if those estimates were 10% off in unit shipments android is still way ahead.

I don't believe Apple themselves has ever explained how they determine channel inventory numbers. If they have perhaps someone could link it. It's almost assuredly an estimate only, tho an educated one, as I don't believe a physical count from hundreds of worldwide retail outlets would be a reasonable expectation. 

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CLEAN  water is not free anymore.

 

What's really funny is that Coke takes water away from third world farmers, who end up not being able to grow crops, and then commit suicide. 

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/asia/july-dec08/waterwars_11-17.html

 

Also pesticides and cover ups in Coke.

 

http://killercoke.org/crimes_india.php

 

The link above is one-sided, but gives a good overview.

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I don't believe Apple themselves has ever explained how they determine channel inventory numbers. If they have perhaps someone could link it. It's almost assuredly an estimate only, tho an educated one, as I don't believe a physical count from hundreds of worldwide retail outlets would be a reasonable expectation. 

I used to work in Apple Cork where they knew exactly down to the unit how many were shipped per quarter from Cork. Foxconn sends devices to Apple which distributes them to channel or direct online sales which can be tracked. So that bit is true - Apples figures are near enough exact, or exact.

They are mostly sales to Channel though , as well as sales to online consumers.
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I used to work in Apple Cork where they knew exactly down to the unit how many were shipped per quarter from Cork. Foxconn sends devices to Apple which distributes them to channel or direct online sales which can be tracked. So that bit is true - Apples figures are near enough exact, or exact.

They are mostly sales to Channel though , as well as sales to online consumers.

I don't doubt at all that Apple would know how many units they had shipped, as well they should! I don't believe Apple "knows" the actual product inventory numbers from hundreds of resellers with nearly the same degree of certainly.

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A lot of companies are losing money on low margin phones.

 

They aren't losing money.  They're making money that no one else would get.

 

For extreme example, take Nokia's $20 phone.  That's a ridiculously low price, yet they make $4 per unit (20% margin) and probably sell millions of them.

 

As they say, "A penny here, a penny there.  Pretty soon you're talking about real money" :)

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