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Android and iOS get compared side by side for the bazillionth time

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Android and iOS get compared side by side for the bazillionth time
Android and iOS get compared side by side for the bazillionth time
Believe it or not, the smartphone that you use can actually reveal quite a lot about yourself. Not too sure about that? Well, going through the infographic that the guys at Hunch have put together might just be what will change your point of view.

The research puts Andorid and iOS users side by side and compares a number of their characteristics ranging from income and education to food and drink preferences. Although some of the facts that the infographic outlines are not that surprising, namely that iDevice owners tend to have higher wages and would almost certainly own a Mac, other discoveries that the research came up with are quite interesting.

For example, a typical Android user is likely to have used the Internet for the first time after the year 2000, while iPhone and iPad owners have been privileged to check out the web before 1992. That is probably due to the fact that members of team Android are usually well under 34 years of age while the folks in the iOS camp are way more likely to be 35 and above.

Although knowing this would not make you the smartest person on Earth, it is fun knowing that Android fans would much rather pick a device based on its hardware specs irregardless of its looks. On the other hand, iOS users prefer sleek and shiny handsets with the hardware inside them having a lesser effect on their decision.

Okay, we will stop spoiling the fun now and will not go into further details. Feel free to check out the infographic yourselves and do not hesitate to share with us whether it has succeeded in describing you as a member of either categories.

source: Hunch via DailyMobile

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posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:06 2

1. Oh Really (unregistered)


I'm curious Nick T., which OS do you use? Also, irregardless is not a word. Please don't use it.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:26 2

8. Dodo (unregistered)


Irregardless is a word mister.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/irregardless

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:41 1

41. TheBrizz (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Sep 2010)


Notice it says "nonstandard". That means it's not a proper word.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 17:50

47. Penny (Posts: 986; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Read the bottom of that link Dodo. Think about it logically by breaking down the word into its parts. "Regard" is the root word. the "less" suffix turns it into a negative, so it essentially reads "without regard to". Adding the "ir" prefix would make it a double negative, so it would essentially read "not without regard to". Basically, regardless is the correct word, even if irregardless may sometimes be used colloquially.

It's like one of those idioms people say to convey a meaning even though the literal meaning may not align with the intended meaning. For example, the phrase "I could care less" is intended to mean that the person could NOT care less.

Sorry for the lengthy reply, just a bit of a pet peeve.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 09:09

53. Kaushik (unregistered)


The link itself says: "ERRONOUS" word.
Now, I'm curious to know what pizza and TV shows people using "irregardless" have and watch (respectively). Also, are you widely travelled? Are you a city dweller or a suburbanite?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:07 1

2. daniel_bargs (Posts: 322; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


after reading the infographic, i can conclude that very rich people use iPhone.
and im not rich, maybe that's the reason i prefer android. i want free apps! :)
but most of all, i prefer android because of its flexibility.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:09 2

3. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Can't disagree with everything on this infographic, but there are some categories I know I don't match with.

Most notably: I'm not a follower.

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 02:09

60. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


lol... android has 71 more percent chance to follow... hahahahahahahahahahahahah

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:09 3

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)


"The Lord of the rings. 1984."

Gives you some hints as of how people regard Apple and the iPhone these days..

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:14 2

6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


What?!

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:10 3

5. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hahaha this proves what I've been saying all along

Android users
86% more likely to live in the country
80% more likely to have only a high school diploma
71% more likely to say they follow (sheep)

iOS users
67% more likely to have an income over 200k
37% more likely to have a degree
50% more likely to be early adopters
50% more likely to have visited over 5 countries

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:31 9

10. mdoublea (unregistered)


Well, to be fair, it says Android Users are more likely to be 18-34. So some of those people who were polled still might be in school or probably at the beginning of their careers so they are less likely to have a college degree (since they are probably still in school) or a job that pays $200k compared to the iphone user who is on average over the age of 35 and has already finished school and has an established career. Plus I bet someone who is 35 is more likely to have traveled more abroad and also have more money to burn to take the risk of being an early adopter. This is more of a poll comparing age groups than it is phone OSes...

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:31 6

11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


In other words. If your old and don't know much about tech and want a simple and flashy phone, you get an iphone.. if your young, tech Davy, and probably in college... whichvis why you dont make as much, you probably android.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:39 3

12. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, Taco, you would be all over this article. Didn't really catch you on the Motorola-Google article though. Nor on the article about Apple faking evidence against Sammy. :)

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:58

14. ilia1986 (unregistered)


The compost attracts the fly...

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:00 2

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I commented on both of them

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:11 1

21. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


@sniggly yeah he was very quite yesterday i knew his azz would be all over this..hes the same guy who told me that android users go to ghetto stores to get there phones

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:57 1

24. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, Taco tends to be pretty elitist. Not impressed with him at all.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 12:01 1

25. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Yeah.. it appears that his brain - provided there is such a thing - is powered by iOS - and is incapable of true multi-tasking - posting in two threads at the same time.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 14:05 1

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


and it appears that your brain is powered by Froyo... as 50% of the Android cell phones out there... hmmmm let you get back at me when you forceclose word with friends,,,

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 14:49 1

35. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Gallito, you just made a force close joke. Your iFanboyism is reaching critical mass. Stop before it's too late, my friend.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 17:00

46. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


sorry I shouldnt have gone there... maybe this weekend in mexico will bring me back...

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 14:48 1

34. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol. Nah, Apple's control over his brain disallows him from processing concepts like Google having a leg to stand on in the patent wars and Apple committing perjury. Funny comment though ilia. :)

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:26 2

39. ilia1986 (unregistered)


How many iSheep does it take to screw a light bulb?

Answer: All of them. 1 will see the light and recognize that Android is 5x times better than iOS - and manage to screw the light bulb. The rest will be standing in line days before yet another iJoke launch.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 13:06 3

28. TOdoubleD (Posts: 110; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


I'll take a wild guess that you are not amongst the 67% making more than $200k a year, doesn't have a degree, and hasn't been to over 5 countries. But for some reason you think that because there are successful people using the same phone as you, it makes you a better person.

Most iPhone users including myself always laugh more at people like you that think a phone somehow makes you a better person. It's a phone bud, there are people living in there parents basement using iPhones too, does that rub off on you as well?

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 18:26

58. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


Actually taco, I am an android user and before I start this...I do not hate apple. They make good products and I have an Ipod touch...I just don't like the way they conduct business and I don't like how proprietary they are. As far as the comparison goes...I am a guy, both of my credit cards are Amex (1 platinum). I am in college for history and education with 2 minors...CS and IT before I start my masters. I am an optimist and extrovert. I have been to 5+ countries, I play 3 instruments, I have 3 email accounts, I do vacation often. And I have many other qualities they say iOS users have...except I have strong math and verbal skills.

I guess what they mean to convey in that comparison is that iOS users are overpaid, stuck-up, ignorant people who enjoy blowing money. Also, they can't work technology so they get something simple.

p.s. well put mdoublea....aimed at the comment below.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:15 1

7. WTF!! (unregistered)


If this ain't no biased "Imma Iphone Geek" BS if I have ever seen it! They are basically saying that if you have an android your life more than likely sux! I have had ios and I currently am in love with android. I have a lifestyle of the ios column, but I apparently know superior software! I know people with worse lifestyles than me with ios! I have a career that travels. I travel with a group of people and there are more androids than iphones! This "'statistic" is very opinionated!

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:27

9. BS (unregistered)


yea...WTF indeed its complete BS, seriously people gotta grow up and stop thinking the iOS is some type of perfection. Everything has its flaws I work at Verizon corporate and I ALWAYS see people with iPhones that are shotty and defective so stop putting it on a high horse. Very opinionated. Im about ot finish with my Masters degree, you dont see me having an iPhone. Im very happy with my Samsung Droid Charge

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 18:28

59. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


Very well put BS and WTF! I work for vzw too and I have seen many iPhones walk out the door with an issue....but iPhone sales are final so they have to go to an Apple store to get it fixed, hahahaha!

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:54

13. Moo (unregistered)


Same here BS.

I am very happy with my Nexus S and I earned a Masters.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:06

16. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Same here, Masters and G2x...
Honestly they could have just replaced iPhone vs Android with Women vs Men and you'd probably get a very similar statistical breakdown.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 11:33

54. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im working on my second degree myself... the more i know, the less i want an iphone.. lol

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:08

17. codymws (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


As the info says, most iOS users I know are extremely liberal.

Probably because the iPhone was made for stupid people.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:43 1

19. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Let's not go there dude.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:35

18. Irad123 (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Whatever, not only it's not true, Android rules!!!

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:45

20. pandamaja (unregistered)


Users...not operating systems

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:12 2

22. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Lol! This is the dumbest survey I've seen so far comparing the two OS's and their users. What's even dumber, are those who think these statistics are accurate. Most of the people commenting can tell this is BS, but for those who think this is real, don't take this too literal.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:13

23. Immolate (Posts: 245; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I'll bite. Early adopters of the iPhone were likely to be those less sensitive to price. That makes them older and better educated as both demographic factors trend to greater discretionary income. It wasn't a cultural issue at that point, except for the Apple people.

Fast forward a few years and I find it highly unlikely that new buyers will break down by income or education between iOS and Android. I think you'll see a definite preference for Android among technically competent buyers, and a preference for iOS among those who are more status conscious. I expect most people who are neither will generally take advice from friends a relatives.

This sneering contempt for the unwashed masses approach that Apple and its adherents are well known for since the early 1980's will eventually winnow their market share down to their built-in 10% to 20%.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 12:18

26. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


PhoneArena just love bringing up debatable subject as such,don't they?but i'll say give Android a year or 2 and compare them again,i bet IOS won't stand a chance

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 13:45

56. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I don't know about you but I thought this whole thread was pretty funny. And can we worry about now and stop traveling to the future. I'm sure Android will grow in the next two years, but iOS will too. Android being better two years from now won't make any difference right now.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 12:50 1

27. TOdoubleD (Posts: 110; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


Normally what I find is that the iPhone users that live for these articles, are the ones that aren't successful or have a college degree. But for some reason, it makes them feel better about themselves, knowing that there is someone out there that is successful using the same phone as they do.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 13:46

57. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


"Normally what I find is that the iPhone users that live for these articles, are the ones that aren't successful or have a college degree"

do explain. It seems like you might have some interesting research to share.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 13:21

29. aznandriodzz (unregistered)


hug fan of andriod alway! even if apple iphone seen cool.. Love my lg phone! I do noticed that ppl with iphone are how off...not all iphone user is one..but ppl i know is...they would pull out their iphone and say my phone is better than your andriod... i am like...ya...

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 13:29

30. iDroid (unregistered)


Can't really understand what's with Android vs. iPhone, good thing i own both - best of both worlds.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 14:41 2

32. NeXoS (Posts: 277; Member since: 03 May 2011)


iPhone users are NOT followers but leaders? Now THAT'S an oxymoron!

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 14:44

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Maybe you're the moron

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 14:52 1

36. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Sadly, Taco, I just can't accept that you're merely being sarcastic. Your overall viciousness and your desire to support a company that committed perjury in order to squash competition lead me to believe that yes, you really are stupid enough that you don't know what an oxymoron is.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 16:42

44. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Apple committing perjury is not proven. It's apeculation at this point. If they did then they're wrong and will be punished by the courts. You of course believe this without a doubt even though it's speculation.

Remember the article where google was shorting their developers pay? How come you think that's an honest mistake and jump down Apple's throat everytime it's reported something they do wrong.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 16:49

45. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Because a software glitch that Google immediately promises to fix is a far cry from a DOCTORED PHOTOGRAPH showing up in court papers.

My lawyer friend will be the first to tell you that when you're a lawyer, mistakes are not an option. And this isn't even merely an issue of the photograph being *accidentally* stretched. Somehow the stretching is about to the point where it shares the same aspect ratio as an iPad 2, the Samsung logo is erased, and the screen is deliberately placed on the app drawer screen in PORTRAIT MODE. If this is really an "honest mistake," then it's a f**kup of titanic proportions, Taco. Especially when your entire goal in the case is to completely f**k up another company's sales across an entire continent.

I believe that Apple did this deliberately because of all of the factors in play, Taco. How come they couldn't simply lay a Galaxy Tab and iPad side by side and let the judge consider that evidence? Why go to the trouble of using the drawings and just the drawings? If I were a lawyer who had such an airtight case of patent infringement I'd go the extra mile and lay that s**t out in front of the judge.

Why are you so quick to believe that this was an honest mistake by Apple, yet quick to believe that an Internet survey accurately portrays the demographics of iPhone and Android users?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 18:42

49. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


There's Galaxy Tabs without that logo. Just not in Germany so that could have been a mistake. Notice I'm not saying IT IS a mistake, but I don't automatically convict Apple. You're rabid and waiting for something negative about Apple to hop on.


"My lawyer friend will be the first to tell you that when you're a lawyer, mistakes are not an option"

First of this argument is juvenile. "My lawyer friend said". Second what do you mean lawyers aren't allowed to make mistakes? Are they not people?

The aspect ratio difference was very minute from what I read so it could be a mistake.


This is a just for fun survey. I realize not every android user or iPhone user fits the bill. However I thought it was funny because:

Fandroids constantly call Apple users sheep which is the opposite of the survey. They also say that Apple users don't know about technology yet according to the survey Apple users are more likely to be first on board with new tech. The whole survey flies in the face of you fandroids. It cracked me up.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:52 2

43. ilia1986 (unregistered)


taco you're losing on PA. Admit it. Sniggly, Evo, and a few others are simply kicking your chair absorption organ so hard, that not even SJ himself can shove enough cash to make for a bandage.

Simply give up, and admit the simple truth. Say after me please:

I, taco50, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully activate my brain, and will to the best of my ability, understand the fact that Android is better than iOS.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 18:37

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I wouldn't call brainless fanboys losing on PA.


You posted something about "iJoke" and got thumbs up. Hardly a well thought out argument.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 11:37

55. taco5O (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Aug 2011)


I, taco50, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully activate my brain, and will to the best of my ability, understand the fact that Android is better than iOS.


so.. when I say......... understand......... what does that mean exactly?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:11

37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I'd say when I read all the fandroid comments on here this survey is dead on.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:19 1

38. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I rest my case.

So should I mail you a shirt that says "I love perjury"?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:40

40. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Well i'll mail you as soon as possible : P
Propably will finish my email tomorrow swedish time, so in about 15-20 hours.
Still waiting for your reply on the rest om my poinst though...

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:49

42. Sniggly (Posts: 6470; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, I got busy last night and today, I'll see about getting on my computer tonight and responding to the rest of your email. :)

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 19:27

50. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


LMFAO sounds like an attention whore article.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 03:55

51. fz (unregistered)


Which one the most pretty good between 9870 and 9800??
Blackberry

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 03:57

52. fz (unregistered)


Which one the most pretty good between 9870 and 9800??
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