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onthecouchagain
Oct 26, 2012, 01:33 PM
http://www.phonearena.com/news/New-survey-shows-Android-is-Hot-among-younger-people-while-iOS-gets-the-nod-from-the-elderly_id35985

Not that this is surprising or anything, but it's interesting.



Stuntman06
Oct 26, 2012, 03:30 PM
At least amongst the people I know and have met, this is the case. Older people I know tend to use iPhones over Android. Younger people tend to use Android over iPhones.

Orange Crane
Oct 26, 2012, 03:32 PM
It seems like telephone software is only "hot" amongst nerds, regardless of age. Most of the rest of the world doesnt care. Among the employed adults I know the only real "feature" anyone really wants is that the phone doesn't **** up most of the time.

mcman77
Oct 26, 2012, 04:51 PM
It also has to do with younger generations not being able to afford an iphone.

I think a survey with lower-middle class citizens will be very high android users vs the middle-upper class which will more likely be iphone.

I don't mean no offence in my post but in europe this is the fact.

dkersten
Oct 26, 2012, 04:55 PM
It also has to do with younger generations not being able to afford an iphone.

I think a survey with lower-middle class citizens will be very high android users vs the middle-upper class which will more likely be iphone.

I don't mean no offence in my post but in europe this is the fact.

I'm not sure if this is the case anymore. Its definitely possible. However I'm not sure, there are iPhones free on contract now.

mcman77
Oct 26, 2012, 06:09 PM
I'm not sure if this is the case anymore. Its definitely possible. However I'm not sure, there are iPhones free on contract now.

I don't know about the states but converting the price here the difference is huge.

Iphone 5: $76 per month (free phone)

galaxy s3: $45 per month (free phone)

Similar if not the same data-minute-text plans

DanteMann
Oct 26, 2012, 09:07 PM
It also has to do with younger generations not being able to afford an iphone.

I think a survey with lower-middle class citizens will be very high android users vs the middle-upper class which will more likely be iphone.

I don't mean no offence in my post but in europe this is the fact.

Get a grip buddy. Anyone that gets a high end android phone can just as easily pick up an iPhone. Phones are so heavily subsidized it's a joke. There is no out of reach phone's these days in the biggest markets.

flopticalcube
Oct 26, 2012, 09:17 PM
I thought there was a stat being bandied about that said 40% of teenagers used an iPhone? Something don't jive here.

Apollo 13
Oct 26, 2012, 11:41 PM
WTF...these surveys are not accurate at all. Didn't a survey just pop up a week ago showing the opposite?

G51989
Oct 26, 2012, 11:54 PM
It also has to do with younger generations not being able to afford an iphone.

I think a survey with lower-middle class citizens will be very high android users vs the middle-upper class which will more likely be iphone.

I don't mean no offence in my post but in europe this is the fact.

Well in America, iPhones cost the same as high end Android phones on contract, and even if you buy one straight up. The high end Android phones aren't that much less than an iPhone.

I think it has to do with iOS stagnating, and old people don't like change. While young people do.

zbarvian
Oct 27, 2012, 01:57 AM
...no.

I am 18 and own an iPhone 5, and the vast majority of my college peers own iPhones. Android is definitely the minority here.

ChazUK
Oct 27, 2012, 02:43 AM
...no.

I am 18 and own an iPhone 5, and the vast majority of my college peers own iPhones. Android is definitely the minority here.

And there we have it. A survey of around 9,000 respondents means nothing.
They should have asked zbarvian and have been done with it...... :p

G51989
Oct 27, 2012, 02:44 AM
...no.

I am 18 and own an iPhone 5, and the vast majority of my college peers own iPhones. Android is definitely the minority here.

It depends on the area of course.

Atm, Android has a massive Marketshare lead over iOS.

MacRumorUser
Oct 27, 2012, 03:15 AM
Most teens here have cheap BB handsets or lower end android devices (going on my casual observence in the comprehensive school) so of course they are more likely to say the device they can access / afford is 'cooler' to them.


Most older folks likewise have more disposable income, work etc.. And therfore they can afford the more expensive handheld. They probably care less about personalisation of a device and more about fluidty, consistency and reliability. Hence iPhone coming out in the poll.


Leaving the 25-40 something's in the middle and more likely to flick between flagship android devices and iOS etc...


Really though, we all know iOS is cooler than android because an old judge said so..... Which of course instantly nullifies any coolness what so ever ;)

daveathall
Oct 27, 2012, 03:48 AM
In my immediate work place there are 14 of us, 4 iPhones, 6 Android and 4 non smart phones, out of the 4 iPhones, 2 young and 2 old. The split of users of Android is about 50% (young/old)

Out of the 14 only 5 follow technology; 3 of the iPhone users and 2 of the Android.

Unscientific I know, but there ya go.

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It also has to do with younger generations not being able to afford an iphone.

I think a survey with lower-middle class citizens will be very high android users vs the middle-upper class which will more likely be iphone.

I don't mean no offence in my post but in europe this is the fact.

I tend to agree with this post.

marsmissions
Oct 27, 2012, 03:50 AM
I always trust suverys

cambookpro
Oct 27, 2012, 04:58 AM
I think the balance in teens, at my school at least, seems 50:50.
I know many people who have Androids, I know many people who have iPhones. To be honest, most teens still seem to have feature phones/Blackberries.

However, I can see how iOS is popular with 'older' people. Hardly see anyone over 30 using an Android, but then again that might just be due to where I live, where I go etc

The Face
Oct 27, 2012, 05:09 AM
Where I'm from, around 50% of the people I see are still obsessed with BlackBerry's, the other majority are old people who still use a Nokis 3310 or below. 3 or my friends are Android users, another 2 are iPhone users.

As for kids not being able to afford an iPhone.. I've owned every flagship Android and Apple device since the Galaxy S2 and 3GS and I'm only 21. High End Android phones are no cheaper than iPhones these days, people need to realise that the iPhone isn't the only premium device on the mobile market anymore.

XX55XX
Oct 27, 2012, 07:09 AM
At my college, I have never seen anyone using an Android handset on campus. You still see some Blackberries here and there. I'd say 80% of the campus uses an iPhone.

cynics
Oct 27, 2012, 07:28 AM
The vast majority of my middle age friends have iPhones. However that's because they don't give a crap, they heard iPhones were good, it's a household name and thus they bought one. My friends that are into phones and gadgets own android and every one of them came from the iPhone.

Myself personally, my employer bought my iPhone and pays the monthly bill. A free iPhone > me paying for an Android phone.

Overall I'm happy with the experience. They main thing I like is since the majority of my friends have iPhones it works very well with FaceTime and iMessage.

thejadedmonkey
Oct 27, 2012, 07:39 AM
I thought there was a stat being bandied about that said 40% of teenagers used an iPhone? Something don't jive here.

My sister has a GSIII, she didn't want an iPhone. They're too mainstream and too hip.

Tarzanman
Oct 27, 2012, 08:16 AM
There is definitely a cost aspect to it. $0-$99 on contract will get you a much nicer android phone than an iphone.

Android doesn't require iTunes and you don't have to pay a 20% premium for cables and accessories since most droids use microSD cards and USB cables.

zbarvian
Oct 27, 2012, 08:34 AM
This has gotta be the dumbest survey I've seen. First, what does "Hot" mean when it comes to a mobile operating system? Second, since there many more Android phones than iPhones, it seems obvious that Android would have an edge (I thought the gap might be larger) as owners tend to defend their purchases. And finally, iOS is simple and easy to use, and more advertised than Android, why would an elderly person ever want an Android phone?

The article is making some bull causal claim from the study, saying people want the customization and widgets of Android, and Apple will soon be stigmatized. Lol.

einmusiker
Oct 27, 2012, 08:38 AM
It also has to do with younger generations not being able to afford an iphone.

I think a survey with lower-middle class citizens will be very high android users vs the middle-upper class which will more likely be iphone.

I don't mean no offence in my post but in europe this is the fact.

Get over yourself. So many igeeks get ******** when anything comes out that shows their precious itoys dont make them the cool young hipsters they imagine themselves to be. I like ios5 on my ipad but wont be touching anything ios6 until apple fixes their major screwup. I prefer android for my phone becaue it does more of what I want it to do. My older brother and mom prefer iphones because it is easier for them to use, and thats fine. They arent tech people and they want whats easy.

malnar
Oct 27, 2012, 09:14 AM
This is ridiculous. The answer is, or should be obvious: the market is flooded with Android phones. Walk into practically ANY non-specialty store, and you'll find a selection of Android phones to buy. Or just go to a mall and look for the phone kiosk. Androids are everywhere. iPhones, regardless of price, are exclusive simply because of their availability.

But for most people, they walk into their phone shop and ask about a new phone. The phone shop pushes whatever it is they're told to push. If that's not iPhone, that's not what they're going to work to sell the customer. Most people are not going to spend much time thinking about the decision. People who WANT an iPhone will seek it out.

And, you know, the iPhone is still the most popular single smartphone out there, period. How many Android phones are out there? How many Android phone manufacturers are out there? There's one iPhone. Every single one of those Android phone companies would KILL to have one phone that was even half, or maybe even a quarter as popular as the iPhone.

The Face
Oct 27, 2012, 09:41 AM
And, you know, the iPhone is still the most popular single smartphone out there, period. How many Android phones are out there? How many Android phone manufacturers are out there? There's one iPhone. Every single one of those Android phone companies would KILL to have one phone that was even half, or maybe even a quarter as popular as the iPhone.Funny, anyone would think it's the other way around seeing as Apple are constantly trying to sue Samsung, anyone would think they're threatened.

Also, The Galaxy S2 outsold the iPhone 4S for over 8 months, a device a year older that it. The Galaxy Ace also outsold the iPhone, and on contract the Galaxy S3 is currently outselling the iPhone 5.

So no, all of those Android companies wouldn't kill to have a phone like the iPhone, Samsung already have one, the Galaxy series.

Keep fooling yourself into thinking Apple is still the top dog in the phone world.

VulchR
Oct 27, 2012, 09:47 AM
Ironic that people here equate older with less technical knowledge. Obviously the proportion of older people who are computer literate is smaller than the proportion of younger people. However, in my experience older computer-literate people are much more informed than the younger folk. ... If you want some fun, present a young person with a command prompt and watch them spasm with befuddlement. :p

flopticalcube
Oct 27, 2012, 09:52 AM
My sister has a GSIII, she didn't want an iPhone. They're too mainstream and too hip.

Well... Fair warning to all. I'm getting an Android phone soon. That should make them less popular. :D

zbarvian
Oct 27, 2012, 10:10 AM
Funny, anyone would think it's the other way around seeing as Apple are constantly trying to sue Samsung, anyone would think they're threatened.

Also, The Galaxy S2 outsold the iPhone 4S for over 8 months, a device a year older that it. The Galaxy Ace also outsold the iPhone, and on contract the Galaxy S3 is currently outselling the iPhone 5.

So no, all of those Android companies wouldn't kill to have a phone like the iPhone, Samsung already have one, the Galaxy series.

Keep fooling yourself into thinking Apple is still the top dog in the phone world.

It is the responsibility of the patent holder to litigate against patent infringement. The USPTO isn't going to sue Samsung for infringing Apple's patents, Apple has to do that. They did, and they won. Samsung overtly expressed its desire to copy the iPhone, and was punished. How could any of that possibly be interpreted as Apple feeling threatened?

cynics
Oct 27, 2012, 10:40 AM
It is the responsibility of the patent holder to litigate against patent infringement. The USPTO isn't going to sue Samsung for infringing Apple's patents, Apple has to do that. They did, and they won. Samsung overtly expressed its desire to copy the iPhone, and was punished. How could any of that possibly be interpreted as Apple feeling threatened?

Because they wouldn't sue a company that does not impact their sales.

However I do agree with you. If you patent something and feel someone is infringing on that patent then you should do something about it.

tbayrgs
Oct 27, 2012, 11:01 AM
Also, The Galaxy S2 outsold the iPhone 4S for over 8 months, a device a year older that it. The Galaxy Ace also outsold the iPhone, and on contract the Galaxy S3 is currently outselling the iPhone 5.

Keep fooling yourself into thinking Apple is still the top dog in the phone world.

Not sure where you got your information from but this is complete nonsense. Maybe on individual carriers or in specific countries but worldwide, not true. And certainly not the case in the US.

zbarvian
Oct 27, 2012, 11:06 AM
Because they wouldn't sue a company that does not impact their sales.


That's the point of the patent system.

The Face
Oct 27, 2012, 11:46 AM
It is the responsibility of the patent holder to litigate against patent infringement. The USPTO isn't going to sue Samsung for infringing Apple's patents, Apple has to do that. They did, and they won. Samsung overtly expressed its desire to copy the iPhone, and was punished. How could any of that possibly be interpreted as Apple feeling threatened?How did Samsung express the desire to copy thr iPhone? The only thing Samsungs devices and iPhones have in common are the fact that they're both smartphones.

Apple copied the Notification bar I had this on my xperia X10 mini, then it came out with iOS 5. Android did voice control first, then Apple came out with Siri and claimed it was "innovation" and the next best feature since sliced bread. Google maps? Nope, Apple now have their own maps, which are also a god send and amazing, so they claim.

What have Android/Samsung took from Apple/iOS? I'm pretty sure Sony/HTC/Nokia have infringed on the same patents that Apple sued Samsung for, but did Apple sue them? No. Why? Because they aren't a threat to them, and Apple will do anything they can to get one up on Samsung because they're their biggest competitor.

I love Apple products, the iPad is a brilliant piece of kit, and I loved my iPhone too, but I hate Apple.

zbarvian
Oct 27, 2012, 11:58 AM
How did Samsung express the desire to copy thr iPhone? The only thing Samsungs devices and iPhones have in common are the fact that they're both smartphones.

Apple copied the Notification bar I had this on my xperia X10 mini, then it came out with iOS 5. Android did voice control first, then Apple came out with Siri and claimed it was "innovation" and the next best feature since sliced bread. Google maps? Nope, Apple now have their own maps, which are also a god send and amazing, so they claim.

What have Android/Samsung took from Apple/iOS? I'm pretty sure Sony/HTC/Nokia have infringed on the same patents that Apple sued Samsung for, but did Apple sue them? No. Why? Because they aren't a threat to them, and Apple will do anything they can to get one up on Samsung because they're their biggest competitor.

I love Apple products, the iPad is a brilliant piece of kit, and I loved my iPhone too, but I hate Apple.

Did you read through the evidence of the lawsuit? They submitted internal e-mails that showed Samsung wanted to copy the iPhone. The patent system protects intellectual property, of course they're going to attack the largest infringers. Apple had voice control since iOS 3, and Siri was unlike anything Android had built-in. Notification Center was a clear rip-off, and Maps is a part of the ongoing break-up between Apple and Google. Android ripped pinch-to-zoom and more conceptual designs, nobody's clean in my opinion.

I don't love Apple, but they continue to push quality hardware/software.

thejadedmonkey
Oct 27, 2012, 12:06 PM
Well... Fair warning to all. I'm getting an Android phone soon. That should make them less popular. :D

It's OK. I have a Windows Phone, I know I'll never have a popular phone :cool:

ixodes
Oct 27, 2012, 12:16 PM
Among the employed adults I know the only real "feature" anyone really wants is that the phone doesn't **** up most of the time.

True. That's why Samsung is becoming so successful with it's Galaxy line. I've had every one & the SGS III I'm currently using has been really reliable. Apps don't crash as frequently as those on my iPhone, plus Google's done a terrific job with the Google Play Store.

The gap that once existed between the well developed iTunes ecosystem and it's Android counterpart has closed. The two ecosystems while naturally different are both very good choices now.

As a result, the consumer has two great platforms to choose from, and it's this fact that's continuing to make it hard for Windows Phone to gain traction.

I'm very happy using Android & iOS, it's a combo that gives me the variety I enjoy. :)

cynics
Oct 27, 2012, 12:17 PM
Did you read through the evidence of the lawsuit? They submitted internal e-mails that showed Samsung wanted to copy the iPhone. The patent system protects intellectual property, of course they're going to attack the largest infringers. Apple had voice control since iOS 3, and Siri was unlike anything Android had built-in. Notification Center was a clear rip-off, and Maps is a part of the ongoing break-up between Apple and Google. Android ripped pinch-to-zoom and more conceptual designs, nobody's clean in my opinion.

I don't love Apple, but they continue to push quality hardware/software.

?

The case was a joke. We'll see it go back to court sooner then later for juror misconduct.

The juries decision was way to quick to actually deliberate the evidence.

They found Samsung liable for patents that were not infringed on THEN AMENDED THE VERDICT AN HOUR LATER.

The "we copy documents" were comparative documents that all business does. What does the competition have that we don't.

And this all stemmed from the Galaxy S1? Gimme a break.

Just blatant abuse of the patent and judicial system. Of course Samsungs dumbass should never went for the jury trial anyway.

Orange Furball
Oct 27, 2012, 12:30 PM
I'm 16 and I think Android is "futuristic" but not "hot"

Whatever. I chose android due to customization and the fact that I can just flash to vanilla easily. I'm a nerd though, so I think different then average consumers. My mom has an iPhone, my dad has android, my sister has an iPhone, I have android. Its a 50/50 split in my house (though my cat prefers android too)

mcman77
Oct 27, 2012, 07:12 PM
Get over yourself. So many igeeks get ******** when anything comes out that shows their precious itoys dont make them the cool young hipsters they imagine themselves to be. I like ios5 on my ipad but wont be touching anything ios6 until apple fixes their major screwup. I prefer android for my phone becaue it does more of what I want it to do. My older brother and mom prefer iphones because it is easier for them to use, and thats fine. They arent tech people and they want whats easy.

get over myself? lol .... what?

Anyway if you think that you're a geek cause you run android or android is geeky in any way or android is a complex system, you're an idiot.

Android is a dumbed down os too....