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Although Google Android platform by far outsells devices powered by Apple iOS, chief executive of Apple believes that his company’s operating system is in many ways ahead of the arch-rival. For example, Apple iOS devices generate more web traffic than Anroid-based gadgets, which suggests that owners of iPad and iPhone are more inclined to user their appliances than those who use Android.

“I think it is even more a two-operating-system world today than it was before. But when you look at things like customer satisfaction and usage, you see the gap between Android and iOS being huge, said Tim Cook in an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine.

According to Internet analytics company NetMarketShare, nearly 55% of all mobile web activity comes from devices running Apple iOS. Google Android devices are only accountable for 28%.

“Does a unit of market share matter if it’s not being used? For us, it matters that people use our products. We really want to enrich people’s lives, and you cannot enrich somebody’s life if the product is in the drawer,” said Mr. Cook.

To date, over a billion of Google Android-based devices have been sold. Apple is not far behind as sales of iOS-based devices will cross 700 million mark either in September or early in October. The main problem for Apple is that the popularity of Android is growing faster than the adoption of the iOS.

Tags: Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iOS

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damn I am still on Android 2.3
1 0 [Posted by: redeemer  | Date: 09/23/13 03:21:55 AM]
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show the post
0 4 [Posted by: Rhoda Anderson  | Date: 09/23/13 05:58:53 AM]
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But what matters to Apple is the number of phone sales.
0 0 [Posted by: Tukee44  | Date: 09/23/13 06:21:29 AM]
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Apps sales too
0 0 [Posted by: gjcjan  | Date: 09/23/13 07:57:57 AM]
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Not What You've Achieved. How You Spin It
1 0 [Posted by: gjcjan  | Date: 09/23/13 07:57:26 AM]
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BS, This counts Smartphones, Tablets as well as Media players...

If the stats can differ between these and only stats the smartphones, then Android will be first...
1 0 [Posted by: Xajel  | Date: 09/23/13 10:36:09 AM]
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Because Apple target the expensive, i.e. affluent, end of the market, their user base is less sensitive to the cost of mobile data. To take a set of usage statistics a claim they are due to a superior product is, at best, poor analysis. Even if one were to take the position that iOS is in some way better, you cannot draw conclusions that are also influenced by other variables.
3 0 [Posted by: mjv1121  | Date: 09/23/13 02:03:11 PM]
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Seems like Android's users are more interested in uses that do not leave a trace in internet. Media playing, reading a documents. Does it prove superiority of iOS?

P.S. Granted - not using a device at all also does not leave a trace in internet.
0 0 [Posted by: KonradK  | Date: 09/23/13 05:01:10 PM]
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This is just the tip of the iceburg of Apple spying on its customers and data-mining. Lets reverse the Apple spin - the new headline "Apple customers under most surveillance".
0 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 09/23/13 09:49:37 PM]
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This is the dumbest conclusion. Android pretty much owns the low end market, and all of "those" users don't give a crap about doing anything more with their phone than making calls and very basic data tasks.
0 0 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 09/28/13 11:42:51 AM]
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