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Title: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: androidboy on February 26, 2015, 09:25:54 PM
(http://pic.youmobile.org/imgcdn/Apple-vs-Android.jpg)

Android and iOS combined accounted for a whopping 96.3% of all smartphone shipments worldwide in 2014. Android is on the top with 81.5% of the market, where iOS lacks behind with 14.8% only.

(http://pic.youmobile.org/imgcdn/ios_android_market2014.jpg)

2014 Market Share


Ramon Llamas, Research Manager with IDC's Mobile Phone team, said - "Many of the same drivers were in play for Android and iOS to tighten their grip on the market, A combination of strong end-user demand, refreshed product portfolios, and the availability of low-cost devices particularly for Android drove volumes higher."


It's expected that Google's own OS will continue growing with more Android-powered device are released into the markets (Smartphones, Tablets, TVs, Smartwatches, Gaming consoles... etc).
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: oscarokpala on February 26, 2015, 11:07:03 PM
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Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: queenbellevue on March 19, 2015, 08:19:07 AM
This is a little bit misleading. I mean, of course android is going to have more market share, simply because it's offered on way more devices, at all price points. Apple devices are the only ones using IOS, and it's geared towards the richer class (or at least people who want to seem like they belong in the upper class). More important numbers are the sales numbers and the profit margins. Now, I can't speak for the sales revenue, but Apple has a MUCH larger profit margin for sure.

In any case, Apple is well on track to be a trillion dollar company in the next decade, so they're not exactly hurting.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: coolcool on March 20, 2015, 09:08:39 AM
Apple is taking over all the high end premium market, while Android is for the low end and most of the 3rd countries use android.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: YoniBaloni on March 28, 2015, 10:35:01 PM
Apple makes high end beautiful products that just work, few bugs and great design with a hefty price tag.  Most android phones are cheap and you can get a crappy one for under 100$ off contract. More people can afford it that than the much more expensive IPhone which is why it dominates the market share.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: ato2000 on March 29, 2015, 09:33:09 AM
I find it very impressive that Apple holds 15%. They have a handful of devices compared to android, I mean there are a around 10 iPhones and few iPads but there are thousand android devices. I never had an Apple device, only Android, so I can't tell why are people buying them, but my guess is that they want to look like they have a lot money, but that's just my guess.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: jamiew23 on March 29, 2015, 01:45:04 PM
Agreed it is misleading, Android is available and many mobiles and other electronics whereas IOS is only on Apple devices. For Apple to hold that much with only their own products is very impressive considering how big the market is.

Doesn't seem like a lot but Apple are doing extremely well worldwide :)
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: waffleparty on April 01, 2015, 02:31:55 PM
I wonder how much longer BlackBerry will be relevant for. You can see they are quickly losing their already small market share. Will 2015 bring an end to BlackBerry? Or maybe there will always be that small percentage of people that still stick around.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: LilAnn on June 06, 2015, 05:37:35 PM
I can't believe there's that much of a gap. It doesn't surprise me, in the least, that they make up 96% of sales are by Apple and Android. But come on, 81%? I'm not sure if this has convinced me I need an android, because "a million chinamen can't be wrong", or do I want to help the little guys and buy one of theirs? The only real concern, either way, is customer service. Will the larger company have better CS, or will they be so busy that they keep you on hold for 2 hours?
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: leovew on June 14, 2015, 07:04:23 AM
Anyone who would read this post would automatically say this is an obvious market observation since most of cellphone manufacturers use the Android OS compared to Apple who has sole ownership on the IOS. Considering the 15% of the shipment  which Apple owns, it is quite a significant number compared to the 81% which is shared by almost a large number of cellphone companies (including mass producing China phone companies)
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: nailah783 on September 22, 2015, 03:00:55 AM
I'm not surprised. Androids are less expensive than iOS phones. They can do all the same things that iOS phones can do.  According to my brother, the Android is an inferior product though. I guess I need to show him this.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: lgmini93 on October 10, 2015, 06:12:47 PM
It's  not surprising at all, because of the media and the big hype we think that Apple products are everything, when in real life they own really small piece of the market.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: 111kg on October 11, 2015, 12:28:13 PM
Well, as long as their customers have the financial power to buy apps and services, it doesn't matter the percentage. The number of Android phones is high, mainly because there are lot of cheap devices. Hell, even 5 year old kids have Android phones. They are not able to buy apps or spend money on services, unlike most of the Apple users.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: nytegeek on October 11, 2015, 03:01:03 PM
If iOS  became available for other devices I'm sure there would be a shift in theses numbers. That said I think the design and UI of iOS is lackluster at best. This type of comparison isn't very useful though. I find comparisons of device to device to be more useful.  Apple's iPhone is the clear loser in regards of quality and price in most cases even on a device by device comparison, but I would like to see how they stack up in usage against similar products instead of just against phones with Android loaded.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: 111kg on October 12, 2015, 12:54:16 AM
I don't think that it would be a loser, not as long as they have their own ecosystem. The reason I dont' use any Apple products is the fact that they're way too expensive and, even if people say that they're easy to use, the phones are pretty confusing in the beginning. However, I should buy at least an iPhone 5 for my job, because I lose a lot of opportunities for not having any device that runs iOS.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: briannagodess on October 12, 2015, 04:40:10 PM
I also think that this is misleading. The statistics should have made a subsection for each brand of android phone like Samsung, LG etc. IOS comprises only iPhones with regards to phones. So yes, their percent might seem small but it is actually huge when you compare it to the individual sale of each phone. Samsung might be their greatest contender though.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: nytegeek on November 18, 2015, 01:27:35 AM
The reason iOS lags behind is the closed and restricted nature in which it is maintained and used. That said as an OS I still think Android is superior. Even if iOS was opened up to competing devices I think it would lag behind.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: tiffaninichole on November 21, 2015, 11:53:14 PM
Wow. I would have thought that gap would be a lot smaller. Actually, I expected Apple to be in the lead. As an Android user, it seems like companies always cater to those who have iPhones and iPads while leaving us droid users in the dust. I thought Apple was leading the race, so this is pretty surprising.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: nytegeek on November 22, 2015, 12:19:36 AM
Wow. I would have thought that gap would be a lot smaller. Actually, I expected Apple to be in the lead. As an Android user, it seems like companies always cater to those who have iPhones and iPads while leaving us droid users in the dust. I thought Apple was leading the race, so this is pretty surprising.

It might be a good idea to read the other replies to the topic.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: djordjem87 on November 29, 2015, 04:29:20 AM
This is simply because android platform is being used by majority of phones sold. Many different models and many companies. Others are just strictly connected with one brand and model so it is just normal to see these numbers. I read in a post above that people using android cannot buy apps. I really do not understand that because we can surely do that. I bought an app recently and it was something i needed. OK, it was not recently but i bought one. A lot of free though but still there is an option of buying.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: nytegeek on December 03, 2015, 05:09:53 PM
Wow. I would have thought that gap would be a lot smaller. Actually, I expected Apple to be in the lead. As an Android user, it seems like companies always cater to those who have iPhones and iPads while leaving us droid users in the dust. I thought Apple was leading the race, so this is pretty surprising.

The vast majority of apps available that are popular or of any real use are made for both platforms, but there are clearly more for Android than iOS. Sometimes a developer may release it for one platform before the other, but that isn't the same as not being available.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: thash1979 on January 30, 2016, 12:11:32 PM
I agree, Apple makes more tech savy phones and devices. I personally know more people that own an iPhone or iPad verses Android users. Apple devices are expensive, but you get what you pay for. If you are on a budget or want more options in phones, Android would be the way to go. More looks, more options, more devices. Apple on the other hand, has spent years creating and perfecting their one type of phone.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: summertime on January 30, 2016, 03:25:43 PM
There are an astounding number of Android products on the market, so this isn't very surprising news. What is surprising is that iOS continues to do so well despite providing absolutely no innovations in the past five years ...
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: nytegeek on January 30, 2016, 04:53:21 PM
There are an astounding number of Android products on the market, so this isn't very surprising news. What is surprising is that iOS continues to do so well despite providing absolutely no innovations in the past five years ...

Considering that iOS and Android are essentially derived from the same operating system and that the innovation comes in the area of hardware I'm not sure that you have a point.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: pwarbi on February 24, 2016, 08:22:45 AM
I have been an iOS user in the past but switched to Android a number of years ago now and don't have any complaints or plans to switch back.

While I guess it's still true that a lot of people still consider Apple and the iPhone to be a premium device, only used by the world's rich and famous, and us android users are just poor, working-class souls, it makes me wonder why people still think that way, and to me just shows how blinkered and shallow they really are.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: ctfranklin28 on March 01, 2016, 02:18:43 PM
This is a little bit misleading. I mean, of course android is going to have more market share, simply because it's offered on way more devices, at all price points. Apple devices are the only ones using IOS, and it's geared towards the richer class (or at least people who want to seem like they belong in the upper class). More important numbers are the sales numbers and the profit margins. Now, I can't speak for the sales revenue, but Apple has a MUCH larger profit margin for sure.

In any case, Apple is well on track to be a trillion dollar company in the next decade, so they're not exactly hurting.
You brought out some really great points in your post. As you discussed, you have to consider a lot of things when you complete a survey like that: availability, pricing, and profit. The goal of Android, like Google, is to be everywhere. The goal of Apple is to be exclusive.  E
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: pwarbi on March 04, 2016, 04:21:06 AM
To say that the goal of android is to be everywhere is another way of saying they want to be the most popular, and looking at the figures then that's exactly what they achieved.

The 'Apple exclusivity' argument for me I'd getting a little old now, and its just seemed to be used as an excuse for why their sales are beginning to fall.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: nytegeek on March 07, 2016, 03:16:13 AM
I have used an iPhone before. I wasn't impressed enough to upgrade and if it hadn't been free I would have never gotten one. I just switched from a Lumia 640 Windows Phone to an android device with decent hardware and I'm happy about it. Having used the three operating systems on similar hardware I like Android the best, but a device isn't automatically going to be better because of the OS.
Title: Re: Android owns 81% of all smartphone shipments worldwide, iOS lacks behind
Post by: pwarbi on March 07, 2016, 07:48:55 AM
Your right when you say that a decent operating system doesn't necessarily mean that the actual handset is going to be any good, but it certainly helps.

As far as the iPhone goes, I think on looks and actual style  and functions of the device, its the best on the market but for me the OS let's it down.

Combine the two, the iPhone handset but with the Android OS, and you'd have the perfect smartphone in my opinion.