Most mums trust Android, iPhone only second best
1. cncrim (Posts: 817; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Price of the device could effect the survey.
10. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The well known shatter ability of the fragile iphone no doubt playing a part also. Mums don't want to be spending over the top money on iphones and then finding little johnny dropped it once and it shattered the screen to bits
2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
interesting.. I'm an android fan but I believe my 56 year old tech noob mom would figure out the iPhone right away.
android otoh, now that is just a bit overwhelming to her
5. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
My mom does nt even know that Android exists
3. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Wow! Interesting, looks like many are already learning a thing or two about the perks of android. . . Seems like Ballmer was iffin wrong about how difficult andoid is to figure out. . .
4. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
And they say that "Mom knows Best".
6. itsius1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
hmm... moms are more cost efficient... i guess rather than saving up for style with overpriced iphones just dont cut it, and blackberries are well... less "mom ussage"
7. jagon91 (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
My mom has never owned a smart phone nor a phone she couldn't get for free but randomly she went out and bought her the epic 4g when it first came out and she still loves it. It took her a minute to get used to it but she learned it pretty fast. My little sisters ipod touch however... she still seems to have problems with daily... I just still don't see how most people claim ios to be so stable... when I had my iphone for almost 2 years i hated every day of it... now i am using android just like my mom and just as happy. Momma does know best! xD
8. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Its prob because Google is a more friendly image than apple and most know that apple are very corporate and highly money and control orientated. Also price is a factor here,as most know iphone always continually shatter and break and this is not something you want little johnnys birthday present to do after you spending hundreds on it.
15. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
Android devices can shatter and break easily as well. This is why you buy cases to protect your device. If you don't protect your device, then you might as well throw your money down the drain.
I saw a guy once with an EVO 4G, the screen was completely shattered and he had duct tape holding it together, but it was still semi usable. When I asked him why he didn't get a new one, it was because "Sprint wanted $150 to replace it, which was more than he paid to buy it (free)."
9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
rut roh. android is infecting apple's last big hold out category... "soccer moms". Last year's big survey said that's where the majority of non apple-fanatics revenue was coming from.
12. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Indeed stats show the major share of apples buyer base being 12-24 year olds,this statement here means apples main buyer base could be under threat as most of this age group gets their phone bought for them by their parents
13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
or it could be because android is very easy to use, it auto syncs your calendar, contacts, photos, and more with the cloud (and has done so quite a while), comes with free turn by turn 3D GPS,voice commands, and more. Oh and theres that whole "it can be insured" thing.
Not only does it do a better job of keeping track of your life, it also does a better job of keeping track of you.
When a customer comes into a store and says "i want the most smartphone for my money" the rep 9/10 times will go to an android phone. there is a reason for that.
14. c.hack (Posts: 603; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
The GPS is definitely a killer app on Android. And the bigger screen makes it even more useful.
Having said that, my wide loves her DInc2, but has no idea what it can do. She just uses the widget that came preloaded and does SMS. Having those contact and social widgets and being able to customize your screens certainly looks good in the store.
I have a DX2 that I traded for an iPhone 4S because Android was too unstable for me - both the DX and DX2 have had major issues with GB. I need a phone that won't reboot every day and has stable apps. I used Android for 2 years and thought iOS was overly simple. After using the 4S for 3 weeks I am impressed by how far iOS has come:
- multitasking is actually better now on iOS (compared to my DX2)
- camera is much much better than any Motorola Droid
- apps like podcast clients and even Google Latitude now run in the background (something I liked about Android)
- the iPhone 4s, even with lower specs, is more responsive than any Android phone I have used
Having said all that, the 2 platforms are very similar in functionality. There are many more choices in Android phones though - and they have more curb appeal with their big screens, live wallpaper and widgets. Certainly reason why more people pick Android.
20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
which brings up an issue with android. the experience is not uniform across the sets. The droidX2 was sold at a premium price but was not high end underneath compared to others in its price. sniggs, i know u love u some motorola, but they pale in comparison to the quality and reliablility of a samsung or HTC. Hopefully the razr is a turning point for them.
Rule of thumb.. if your not going to research the sets yourself, always ask the reps what they use and how they like it. You can tell if they really like it or not by how enthusiastic their answer is. If you go to a store that has in-store techs, ask them what they replace the most.. and least. Most will be pretty honest with you.
16. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
I need to get a droid to catch MILFs
21. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
stiffler's mom.. has got it going on... oh yea
23. phoneswing (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
Did everyone miss this
"Life360 asked a tiny minority of its mom readers"
Android is awkward especially for moms
My mom would break down in tears if I forced her to an android,
I'm sure she'd go back to her classic Nokia before she did that.
25. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Most everyone here hates these kind of comments...when speaking in generalities, "iPhones" and "androids" are used to describe the OS, not a particular model. All iPhones aren't expensive and all Android phones aren't cheap, that's why there's the free 3GS and the $300 Bionics.
I really, really hate reading these kinds of posts, so if you could...
27. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
This post was over the top Nicole. If that's how you feel maybe you should delve into some research. Its people like you who make iPhone users look like idiots. Its just as bad as me saying Android users = smart.. IPhone users = uneducated techtarded simpletons. if I said that I'm sure it would anger some people. Use you head before you post such garbage.
28. Jericho (unregistered)
Here in pakistan nobody knows about android they just buy the most popular phone on the market.