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This report doesn't make any sense. Android has been eating up iPhone (and now RIM) market share for the past 2 years and is growing faster than iOS. This seems like some serious sampling bias.

What will really be interesting is when WP7 comes into the market, as Apple users tend to be some of the most loyal in repeat purchases, while the android/RIM market tend to be more fickle.
    
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Preferences vs what people actually buy. Android is compelling to many due to the avaliability and price.

This. I want Lotus Exige, doesn't mean I'll end up getting one. If I can afford one I'll probably go for something that's faster and has more features instead, like a BMW M3.


Also, Android has a larger marketshare and a much broader product range. Do you think an Android that costs less off contract than an iPhone does on contract will be as satisfying?


There is also the user factor. People still don't know much about Android, but we've all had to endure year after year of endless iPhone commercials, so when you ask someone on the street and they say they want an iPhone, what they probably mean is "a phone with a big screen and lots of apps" which could be either an iPhone or an Android.
    
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Most people that have opinions on android never held a rooted phone with decent specs. Android has come a long way since you first demoed a G1 at the store like 3-4 years ago.
    
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Well you can pencil me in under "mindless hype drone" category then because I'm on iOS and certainly won't be switching to the slow, unstable turd of an OS named Android.

If margin is growing already, imagine where it will be by the time the next gen iPhone releases.
That right there is how I know you're full of it Good day.
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yea, consumer preferences and actual market share of a company/product can actually vary by a lot.

I think most smart phones are competitively priced, but not everyone can afford to just be jumping around to a new phone/carrier every time the wind changes direction. People go with what they have if it means saving $$.

75% of the consumer base are really just like front runners anyways. Why bother researching a product or a company to determine if it is the "best fit" for my own needs/desires when 75 million other people out there in the world are just buying them like mad already. Why even think? Sometimes I wonder if breathing wasn't partly involuntary, would people asphyxiate themselves ? probably.
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That right there is how I know you're full of it Good day.
And I would like to introduce him to CyanogenMod 7 as well. :3
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
I chose Android over iOS because of cost, ability to customize, and 4G. iPhones are simply too expensive compared to other offerings IMO and while I do like the OS, I like Android as well and feel like I'm getting more. I also have insurance on my phone and an iPhone costs twice as much per month to insure and has twice the deductible my Thunderbolt has. That all adds up pretty quickly.

What I don't get is people calling Android unstable or slow. I got none of that, even using the stock OS without any performance tweaks or rooting.
They're folks that used Android back when the G1 came out, think it hasn't changed at all, and think it's cute to jump into a tech debate even though they don't know what iOS/Android are; Many think the PHONES PHYSICALLY are Android, have no clue that Android is the operating system like Windows is to a PC. The typical iPhone user (I'm not at all trying to insult anyone here. I'm talking about the TYPICAL user, not the OCN-level user) is without a doubt, a know-nothing douche. ASK the majority of iPhone fans why they think iPhone is better than Android and the response is: "iPhone is just better... it's the best like the iPod..." They don't come up with some detailed reasons as to what they think makes it better.

As for the pricing: Really, the iPhone costs the same CRAP as any Android phone. I'm sick of the iPhone idiots saying things like "lol iPhones are Lamborghinis some people can only afford Civics" when the iPhone is the same price as practically any Android phone (with a contract deal) -____- Get over yourself. You paid the same thing or less than me for your phone. I have the 4G dual-core 1.5GHz CPU with NV Tegra. I know which phone is better. Them defending their iPhone to the death only makes me see their fanboyism worse. I've had iPhones. I've had the same iPhone generation multiple times to give it second and third chances. No go for me.


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Originally Posted by salokin View Post
This report doesn't make any sense. Android has been eating up iPhone (and now RIM) market share for the past 2 years and is growing faster than iOS. This seems like some serious sampling bias.

What will really be interesting is when WP7 comes into the market, as Apple users tend to be some of the most loyal in repeat purchases, while the android/RIM market tend to be more fickle.
The survey included ~4,000 people. Quite hilarious to me.

Latest market figures, I guess they go by actual sales and not surveys? I think Google will have some amazing unrevealed phone coming out with Ice Cream Sandwich close to iPhone 5's release.


Edited by Stealth Pyros - 7/25/11 at 11:43am
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They're folks that used Android back when the G1 came out, think it hasn't changed at all, and think it's cute to jump into a tech debate even though they don't know what iOS/Android are; Many think the PHONES PHYSICALLY are Android, have no clue that Android is the operating system like Windows is to a PC. The typical iPhone user (I'm not at all trying to insult anyone here) is without a doubt, a know-nothing douche. ASK the majority of iPhone fans why they think iPhone is better than Android and the response is: "iPhone is just better... it's the best like the iPod..." They don't come up with some detailed reasons as to what they think makes it better.

THIS. Really, I've asked some people and they usually come up with similar responses.

Conversely, Android guys I know of state detailed reasons in choosing an Android phone over the iPhone. They comment on the hardware variety and screen size, ability to set up widgets and live wallpapers, the integration with Google services as well as overall selection of apps. And more surprisingly, they usually sport customized homescreens with different themes - some very coherent with the design.
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I have a Windows Phone 7 HTC

I'm not big on using phones as PC's like most...I have a Win7 Phone cause it has the best exchange support That and I like the interface and how it works.
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THIS. Really, I've asked some people and they usually come up with similar responses.

Conversely, Android guys I know of state detailed reasons in choosing an Android phone over the iPhone. They comment on the hardware variety and screen size, ability to set up widgets and live wallpapers, the integration with Google services as well as overall selection of apps. And more surprisingly, they usually sport customized homescreens with different themes - some very coherent with the design.
I mean in the end, I don't give a rat what they pick. I picked the phone I know had the better hardware, features, pricing, and customization; pricing and customization probably being the top gripes I have with ANY Apple product.

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I have a Windows Phone 7 HTC

I'm not big on using phones as PC's like most...I have a Win7 Phone cause it has the best exchange support That and I like the interface and how it works.
Love the interface, not crazy about the rest. I use Launcher 7 now and then on Android.
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