Message from discussion Good question...
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From: Silvio Bierman <sil...@moc.com>
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On 05/08/2012 08:18 PM, Alan Baker wrote:
> In article<4fa8fb61$0$6977$e4fe5...@news2.news.xs4all.nl>,
> Silvio Bierman<sil...@moc.com> wrote:
>> On 05/03/2012 10:05 PM, Alan Baker wrote:
>>> "Iıve been asking for years: Is there a carrier anywhere in the world
>>> that carries both the iPhone and Android phones where the iPhone is not
>>> the top-selling phone?"
>>> "It means that Android was/is winning in market share because Apple
>>> was/is allowing it to.
>>> Android was previously the top smartphone OS for both Verizon and
>>> Sprint. But that was only because the iPhone was not available on either
>>> network until last year. When it became available, it quickly shot to
>>> the top. One type of phone outsold hundreds of other models combined.
>>> Thatıs pretty insane."
>>> Well, trolls...
>>> ...let's see you step up!
>> Slightly off topic but OK:
>> Here in Europe almost all carriers provide both Android and iPhone
>> smartphones. Apple had an initial lead when Android was less mature but
>> has long been surpassed and left far behind by Android. Tablets are
>> showing the same trend with Android very rapidly closing in on the iPads.
> Ummm.... ...no.
> First off, Android phones are replacing feature phones at the low end.
> Apple is the company making the real money; to the tune of 73% of the
> profit made in the entire mobile phone industry.
> Second, in the real world, many of those Android tablets are--again--not
> really being used as full featured tablets, but rather as e-readers.
> According to a recent source, the iPad accounts for 96.64% of all their
> web traffic.
I am talking about the sales numbers in the stores in western Europe.
The installed base in Europe is tiny in comparison to the US so I can
image this not showing up in traffic yet.