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June 04, 2014



In the list I linked before iPhone 4S is tailing iPhone 5S, sometimes even tops it. Considering how old that device is, it should be the alarm for Apple that the iPhone 5C is not doing the job it is supposed to do (be cheaper, yet desirable option).

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Xiao Mi might be number #4 or #5 in Q2 2014.

Xiao Mi sell 26.1 million phone for 1H 2014.
in Q1 (according to Tomi's blog0 Xiao Mi sell 11.0 million
That's mean in Q2 Xiao Mi sell 15.1 million.


"In Germany Android has been getting more market share and Apple has been losing it in the last few years. If compared to UK it's really quite different. There Android has been gaining but iOS has not been losing like in Germany."

The iPhone is a Chav status symbol in the UK, the kind of people who wear shell suites and sovereign rings and have their satellite dish mounted on the front wall of their council house because they want all their neighbours to know they've got Sky TV.

A poll conducted by YouGov in the UK revealed iPhone users were twice as likely as the national average to be regularly overdrawn, only 5% of iPhone users had a salary > £50k compared with 7% of Android users and 10% of BB users.

I don't know what the German equivalent of a Chav is but maybe they just have less of them.


I previously made a post here that Microsoft has no real interest of having an R&D site in Finland and all the R&D jobs will be moved to the US.

Now it is happening for real:

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