Sources: Nielsen [press release], [methodology]
quote: The point I wanted to make is that many current Android powered phones will receive the ICS OS update. This will be a huge number.
quote: While I think this story confirms what many of us already knew...it helps point out to the Apple users the reality. Basically, Apple sells one phone. They may sell older versions (old hardware), but it's just one phone. Android based phones come in many shapes and sizes. As the general community becomes more tech savvy...then I think some long time Apple users will seriously look at other options. Not necessarily an Android one.The point I wanted to make is that many current Android powered phones will receive the ICS OS update. This will be a huge number.Best Wishes.
quote: It should be interesting how the monthly sales situation when ICS updates go from the realm of Android modders to the masses, and new ICS-optimized handsets go on sale.
quote: Froyo and Gingerbread updates were very inconsistent, and good luck if you happened to buy a Samsung phone. If an update happened, then it was often 3-6 months after the OS was "officially" released.
quote: It's a lot easier to sell more products when you sue your competition to prevent sales because they have a product that's rectangle and black...
quote: My grandparents were given smartphones for xmas. You can bet they were given Iphones. Savvy discerning consumers? Oh you betcha.
quote: Unfortunately, without the raw data it's impossible to say which one is correct. A drop in market share does not necessarily mean a drop in sales. It's just a percentage of a whole; a whole which whose rate of growth itself varies.
quote: The iPhone 4S does not exactly amaze in the hardware department
quote: To these consumers buying an Apple device is equivalent to buying "cool points" that some people would (literally) give an organ for.
quote: Android has become a household name and has a strengthening brand image, but it hasn't yet developed the sort of fanatical loyalty that Apple enjoys among many consumers -- significantly, many of whom are not technophiles.
quote: IOS grew faster than Android over the last few months
quote: but Android holds the lead ... for the last three months
quote: or risk losing its brief market resurgence.
quote: iOS users are, on average, older, better educated, and better paid than Android users.
quote: Seems like he just pulled it out of his ass. A lot have asked him for his source yet he conveniently ignores those people.Typical fanboy behavior.
quote: OS users are, on average, older, better educated, and better paid than Android users.
quote: Seems like he just pulled it out of his ass. A lot have asked him for his source yet he conveniently ignores those people. Typical fanboy behavior.
quote: People like Tony and Takin literally believe they are smarter better people for having purchased an Apple product.
quote: And I don't paint everyone who doesn't "jibe" with my POV as an Appletard, just the ones who can't face reality and facts
quote: Having said that, the differences in the demographics of the major groups are generally not that significant and your mobile application development research should probably give more weight to other factors such as platform popularity, technical capabilities, app distribution options and revenue-generation prospects.
quote: It comes from Mactards who think they know who uses what....
quote: Hunch, using their “Teach Hunch About You” (THAY) questions explored the differences between iPhone and Android phone users.
quote: Hunch crossed those responses with answers from dozens of other “THAY” questions, totaling over 80 million responses between March 2009 and July 2011 and found:
quote: The likelihood of possessing a graduate degree notwithstanding, we know for sure that iPhone users are smarter because they choose Macs over Windows PCs.