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Though Apple is selling millions of smartphones, its iPhone adoption rate can’t keep up with Android says well-known Internet analyst Mary Meeker. Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was in San Francisco this week for a Bloomberg event, according to a TechCrunch report. During a quick presentation on mobile trends, Meeker pointed out that the rate of Android adoption is increasing six times faster than iPhone adoption. This rate is up from the 4X figure she quoted in her yearly Internet report that was published in May 2012.

This is only the beginning of the Android upswing, and Meeker predicts that by the end of 2013, there will be 160 million Internet-enabled Android devices, 100 million Windows devices and 80 million iOS devices shipped each quarter. She also believes that the combined, global install base of smartphones and tablets will surpass the install base of personal computers by the middle of next year. If this trend pans out as predicted, then soon we really will be living in a post-PC era.

[Via TechCrunch]

 



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Being a closed system iOS has no chance with Android. Apple is in a happy place with iOS regardless of android.

These results are more in direct conflict with say, Windows 8, that is open to other manufacturers.

I am far more interested in the Windows 8 v Android battle...


justinian said:
Being a closed system iOS has no chance with Android. Apple is in a happy place with iOS regardless of android.

These results are more in direct conflict with say, Windows 8, that is open to other manufacturers.

I am far more interested in the Windows 8 v Android battle...

I wonder how much of the predicted 100m Windows devices shipped per quarter will be tablets.



What Justinian said.

Also, my granny has an Android phone because it only costed £7.50. I suspect many Android users are people who just buy them becaus they're dirt cheap (like my granny)

Anyway, what's with all the Apple vs. Samsung/ android threads pezus? You've made 3 in the past hour. Do you own shares in Google or Samsung or something?

man-bear-pig said:

Anyway, what's with all the Apple vs. Samsung/ android threads pezus? You've made 3 in the past hour. Do you own shares in Google or Samsung or something?

No, I got a new app that provides me with new and fresh mobile news. 

Again you should check if your granny is alright, she seems to be going cuckoo. 



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Here is an interesting stat - http://microsoft-news.com/windows-8-overtake-android-web-presence-in-less-than-10-days/

Interesting bits -

"Statcounter has handy daily stats on web traffic from their thousands of sensor sites on the internet, and from there we can plot the above graph, which shows the web presence of Windows 8 has more than doubled since its release on the 26th October, and that its web presence has decisively overtaken that of Android 3 days ago."

"It should take less than a month for Windows 8 to overtake all of iOS’s web presence, which exposes the “Post-PC” propaganda for the lie it is"

pezus said:
man-bear-pig said:

Anyway, what's with all the Apple vs. Samsung/ android threads pezus? You've made 3 in the past hour. Do you own shares in Google or Samsung or something?

No, I got a new app that provides me with new and fresh mobile news. 

Again you should check if your granny is alright, she seems to be going cuckoo. 


What's the app called? Android Fanboy Digest or something?

And no, my granny is not cuckoo, I was with her when she bought it



man-bear-pig said:
pezus said:
man-bear-pig said:

Anyway, what's with all the Apple vs. Samsung/ android threads pezus? You've made 3 in the past hour. Do you own shares in Google or Samsung or something?

No, I got a new app that provides me with new and fresh mobile news. 

Again you should check if your granny is alright, she seems to be going cuckoo. 


What's the app called? Android Fanboy Digest or something?

And no, my granny is not cuckoo, I was with her when she bought it

Appy Geek. I get news for everything to do with mobile devices (and some gaming news as well).



pezus said:
justinian said:
Being a closed system iOS has no chance with Android. Apple is in a happy place with iOS regardless of android.

These results are more in direct conflict with say, Windows 8, that is open to other manufacturers.

I am far more interested in the Windows 8 v Android battle...

I wonder how much of the predicted 100m Windows devices shipped per quarter will be tablets.


God knows. I would guess 70% as Windows phones has a bad sales history - but that doesn't mean anything really. These PREDICTIONS are usually full of crap. I remember everyone getting excited years back by predicted Zune sales, predicted Windows 7 tablet sales etc.,etc., Even Linux taking huge chunks of the desktop market was predicted by "experts" when I was at Uni.

I am willing to wait and see what actually happens than take these sales speculations seriously. I am not saying they will turn out to be wrong, but I will wait and see.

If the PC market does drop off as drastically as predicted MS will get burned. Windows 8 RT is peanuts compared to Windows 8 desktops in terms of revenue.

That prediction is another I find hard to swallow.



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disolitude said:
Here is an interesting stat - http://microsoft-news.com/windows-8-overtake-android-web-presence-in-less-than-10-days/

Interesting bits -

"Statcounter has handy daily stats on web traffic from their thousands of sensor sites on the internet, and from there we can plot the above graph, which shows the web presence of Windows 8 has more than doubled since its release on the 26th October, and that its web presence has decisively overtaken that of Android 3 days ago."

"It should take less than a month for Windows 8 to overtake all of iOS’s web presence, which exposes the “Post-PC” propaganda for the lie it is"

That's not surprising at all. Windows 8 will outsell everything but its own predecessor. The same can't be said for Windows 8 on tablets/phones