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New survey shows Android is "Hot" among younger people while iOS gets the nod from the elderly

0. phoneArena 26 Oct 2012, 13:21 posted on

A survey of 9,000 people shows that Android is slightly "hotter" than Apple's iOS even though a majority of adults deemed both mobile platforms to be hot; breaking down the numbers by demographics, iOS won out only amongst those born before 1946...

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posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:27 49

1. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


And there you go. iGarbage is only popular with kids who want it just because it's popular (like how they want toys they see in TV commercials), adults who like kids, only want it for the brand and old people.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:40 30

8. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Lets all spread the truth among the rest of the overpriced apple world. LoL

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:05 19

20. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


The Apple fad is now getting "old" literally. It was just a matter of time before people could finally "SEE" that Android is the better OS. It just does more & guess what Apple? People love & need customization. Something you CLEARLY can't do with an Apple device.

Android over took iOS in the smartphone market. Now Android is about to do the same in the tablet market.

Overall Android is just better. Finally people are starting to get out & see there is WAY better than Apple out there. Shoot even WP8 is better than Apple.

+1

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 19:25 12

62. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


And they called Nokia the burning platform.

They should look at Apple now cuz it just got burnt LIKE TOAST

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:20 20

25. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1046; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


The Samsung commercial made it clear that Apple products attract the older generation. Theres nothing wrong with that, but i dont think thats what Apple was trying to do. Ive seen more teenagers and my parents' generation having iPhones

Meanwhile those within my generation (Generation X) want more out of our phones and not being restricted to do so like Apple

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 22:58 10

65. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


And as the older generation gets even older, they're switching to Android. Why? Because the iPhone is too small and not everyone has 20/20 vision. My dad just got the Note II for that very reason from his iPhone 4.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:50 2

48. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! lol

This was Blackberries thing, considered for old ppl and iPhone for the youngsters. I dont want Android to get so popular that it becomes the "it" phone, tablet.

Feels good to say Android has arrived to be considered the hot phone and iPhone for old folks, but I dont want that to happen. Google, dont read this and decide to rest, not innovate....

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 10:07 1

75. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Good point. If you want to be in the "in"crowd go with the iPhone.You want to be different Android

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:28 14

2. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Widgets!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:18 7

44. angelesmec (unregistered)


Then if that's the case they will copy Android? Haha..

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:30 19

3. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


anyone surprised here?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:59 15

19. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Not at all...IMO iOS is overly simplified and has a much smaller learning curve than Android so it only makes sense that elders would prefer it more. The younger and more tech crowd wants to do and get everything out of their phone and make it their own so they want Android.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:27 6

40. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I'm not, my Great Great Great Grandmother uses iOS (from the grave) and she's jAilbroken, too!! And, if she does any traveling through purgAtory she uses Apple Maps in hopes that she can bide more time as she, undoubtedly, gets lost alot up there.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:47

42. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


The millennial numbers are right in line with expectations. I'm not really surprised that gen X prefers Android. That the baby boomers prefer Android was a bit surprising, though.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:03 4

50. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I am.

This also goes against iPhone vs Android myths. I think Blackberry needs to read this article and start focusing on Plan B.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 10:15

76. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


Not surprised.I had a debate with guys about this and I told them the same thing but they're fanboys and they don't see nothing but Apple.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:33 9

4. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Makes perfect sense....

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:33 23

5. NickPeters (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


"The survey reveals that the Apple iPhone isn't like your grandma's smartphone, it IS your grandma's smartphone."
Hahahahaha... This one is KILLER! :)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:33 20

6. Cyan3boN (Posts: 444; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


so Sammy got it right in the first ad. its time to find the whiney girls : )

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:36 1

7. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)


because older people are smart.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:40 4

9. NickPeters (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I hope I just saw sarcasm there. ;)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:39 1

31. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Old age is like second childhood :)

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 06:12 1

73. leftheodo (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Because older people have no idea about technology.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:40 7

10. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1475358
:)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:54 6

18. Aeires (unregistered)


O_o

Suddenly "OMG" doesn't even do it justice.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:29

28. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Apparently you aren't a regular at XDA, where legions of mental midgets coexist peacefully with talented devs and people who actually know about different devices firsthand.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:42

32. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Then I'm assuming you are?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:34

46. Hemlocke (unregistered)


I am. I'm not pointing fingers, but every day you see devs post warnings for morons who think that a Galaxy S3 ROM will work on every phone with "Galaxy S3" in the name. It's no different than the dumbasses who don't know the difference between an iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:48 3

47. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I am a regular on XDA and I see those too but that's a reading problem, which everyone has now that grammar has gone down the s**t hole.
The problem with the link I posted is the guy thinks his i5 is bent and he doesn't know how to check to see if an object is straight.
Don't get me wrong, both are dumb but you'd have to be really slow on the bent i5 situation. If it makes you feel any better, read post #3 in the link.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:53

52. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


And to which one do you belong to? Part of the legion of mental midgets or a talented dev?

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