Nielsen on Smartphones: Android Is Top OS, Apple Is Top Manufacturer

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brandonwalkermedia

we using activations or are we ONLY counting people who use the OS on a daily bases?

I'm my opinion MacLife you need to send Adrian looking for a job! Im tired of someone who covers APPLE news saying that Android is (or portrays that there) the top mobile OS, the facts show that more people are using iOS then Android. if you would take out the repeat android activations (i would also like to point out Apple does not include these), you would get to this number.

also how can the #1 manufacture have a lower marketshare?

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iGirlFriend

I agree Adrian's recent reports have been negative on Apple. Would not mind seeing him go.

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jtmacuser

Yea they need to get a new reporter.

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jscotta

How did they arrive at those numbers? Was it based on activations? If so, would not the recent reports of 30-40% Android phone returns make that an inaccurate number, to say the least? An activation would mean that an Android phone was purchased and activated, thus counted as a phone sold. However, they do not release numbers (even assuming they can) on how many de-activations they have from returned phones. By way of comparison, the iPhone had a 1.7% return rate. that makes for a huge discrepancy. Come on guys, do a little journalistic research and get the real story, not just the press release.

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brandonwalkermedia

your forgetting Android includes updates to the OS as an activation! now do the math over 200 different phones each getting an update about every week & and wala you have repeat customers!

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brandonwalkermedia

and yea i agree fire Adrian, and hire a REAL journalist!

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jtmacuser

Yea they need to get a new reporter.

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