28 Jan '13, 11am

Android overtaking iOS in popularity in Singapore, HK - CNET

Android overtaking iOS in popularity in Singapore, HK - CNET

Queues for the next iPhone? Nope, it's the Galaxy Note II LTE. (Credit: Jacqueline Seng/CNET Asia) In the ongoing battle between smartphone makers, signs are emerging that Apple may be losing its foothold in two key Asian markets. According to a Reuters report , affluent smartphone users in Singapore and Hong Kong are ditching iOS in favor of Android handsets--mostly Samsung's--due to "iPhone fatigue, a desire to be different and a plethora of competing devices". Citing StatCounter's figures, Reuters states that Apple's share of mobile devices in Singapore--iPad and iPhone--fell from a peak of 72 percent in January 2012 to 50 percent this month. As for Android devices, they now account for 43 percent of the market, up from 20 percent in the same month last year. The same pattern is seen in Hong Kong: iOS devices declined from 45 percent to 30 percent in a year, while Andro...

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