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Re: Android Market Share Soars, Grabs Apple iOS Market Share in UK

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____/ Kari Laine on Tuesday 06 Sep 2011 20:24 : \____

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> On 09/06/2011 08:05 PM, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> ____/ Hardon on Tuesday 06 Sep 2011 16:45 : \____
>> 
>>> <http://www.4rumors.com/android-market-share-soars-grabs-apple-ios-market-
>>> share-in-uk/>
>> 
>>> <quote>
>>> In the past 12 months, Android has been the leading smartphone OS in
>>> the UK which doubled its market share grabbing 47 percent of the
>>> market.  Apples iOS has fallen eight percent in popularity over the
>>> last year.
>> 
>>> According to data from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, Googles Android
>>> surged to an utterly dominant 47.1 per cent, compared with 22.9 per
>>> cent during the same period a year earlier. Apples iOS operating
>>> system has lost share, going from 28 percent a year ago to only 20.8
>>> per cent because in no small part to the fact that the iPhone 5 failed
>>> to land back in June as was initially expected.
>>> </quote>
>> 
>>> Its turning into a one horse race. Where art though WP7?
>> 
>> In premature builds of Vista 8. :-)
>> 
> 
> Good Android !
> 
> I see in addition to patents one threat to Android or make it two.
> One - the Motorola deal. It has upset the Samsung which is doing a
> stupid move to come out with Bada. First they should change the name of
> it. And I still don't know whether it is based in Linux and if so will
> it be open source. Samsung is big enough that it could buy the Motorola
> out of Google's hands without patents and that exactly what Google
> should do. I don't see any point for Google to diversify in hardware. It
> has spoons already in so many soups that it should be fully occupied
> already.
> 
> Two - there are so many Android devices and versions of Android out that
> how a software developer can target them all.

How is that different from devs building for various versions of Windows?

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