Nokia may still be no. 1 in the Philippines as far as handset brand goes, but as far OS is concerned, the Philippines is now part of the growing number of countries under Android rule.
This is the not-so-surprising revelation made by SMART based on GfK’s study.
But what I didn’t expect to see was the overwhelming stats of HSPA+ Android devices in the country – 95 percent! Wow! That means, on the average, 4 out of 5 Android owners have a ‘droid one that comes with HSPA+ connectivity. So even if there are more affordable GPRS/EDGE only ‘droids available, buyers are still opting to go for one with HSPA+ support.
It’s still a long way to go, though, before Android becomes the undisputed king in the Philippines. The same report also disclosed that features phones, the ones that are prolly keeping Nokia afloat these days, still outnumber smartphones in the country. Feature phones account for 70.6% the market while smartphones have a measly 29.4% share.
But hey, at least Android’s got full control of that 29.4% share. And when the time comes smartphones finally rule the local phone scene, Android will just be waiting in the wings, ready to sit in its new throne.
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