Tag : Apple vs. Android

iPhone trumps Android in the U.S.

At a time where Android is dominating market shares around the world, Apple seems to be hitting back on its home turf. iPhones (most notably the iPhone 5) have accounted for 53.3% of U.S. Smartphone sales for the 12-week period ending November 25,Screen Shot 2013-01-07 at 2.51.16 PM says the market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

This happens to be the first time Apple’s share of the U.S. market has topped 50%, which is no mean feat.

This surge in Apple’s sales has come at a cost of Android, as its share of the market fell to 41.9%, while Microsoft Windows Phone held 2.7% share. Research In Motion had just 1.4% of the market in the period.

Though this growth in sales is primarily due to the latest and the greatest from Apple, i.e. the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S and 4 have also contributed to the growing share of iOS, especially amongst first-time Smartphone buyers.

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Android Market to Exceed Apple App Store in Coming Month

Android Market is growing rapidly, fear that it will overtake Apple's App Store in size by August 2011, according to research2guidance. The company feels that Android Market will accomplish 425,000 apps by next August. In April. Recent new apps added by Android is 28,000; whereas, iOS only added 11,000. Android Market's high
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