Thursday, July 12, 2012

Android has an 82.2% Share of the Philippine Market

Smart Communication reports that "an April 2012 study by research and analytics firm GfK, which states that the Google-owned mobile operating software (OS) now powers most smartphones in the country with a commanding 82.2% market share."

The "GfK’s study further reveals that despite average smartphone prices being pegged below Php7,500, close to 95% of these are equipped with High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) technology similar to more expensive handsets. x x x The GfK report shows that regular feature phones still have a 70.6% stronghold of the market while smartphones, though improving quickly, are relegated to a 29.4% slice of the pie."

Smart also gave details on their HSPA+ network. HSPA+ allows for speeds of up to 21Mbps. This gives Android an advantage on Smart network since even the latest iPhone 4S still only uses an HSPA 14.4Mbps radio. Phones like the Samsung phones like the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Nexus, and the Galaxy S III support HSPA+. HTC's One X and One S also support HSPA+.

Smart has more than 1,500 HSPA+ sites nationwide covering all major Philippine cities and municipalities and is the only telecommunications provider that offers this HSPA dual band making it more reliable and stable.

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