Smartphone use in the Philippines to rise sharply in 2012, Android leading the pack – Smart


It may seem like a no brainer, but it’s nice to hear nonetheless – Smart has said that they expect Smartphone use to rise sharply in 2012. Not exactly shocking news, but it seems to confirm a growing trend for consumers who are dumping feature phones and are snagging more smartphones. So what smartphone OS is rising in this country? Unsurprisingly, it’s Android – a series of one-day snapshots of Smart’s network taken from August to December showed Android increasing 300%, as opposed to its competitors BlackBerry 66% and iOS 62%.

“Our subscribers have responded very well to our attractive and innovative smartphone offers  campaigns, particularly in the second half of the year.  At the same time, our network modernization program which is far ahead of the competition, is already delivering a superior mobile internet experience to our subscribers today,”  Smart Chief Wireless Advisor Orlando B. Vea said.  “The growth of iOS is significant given that Smart started offering iPhones only last December 2011,” Vea adds.