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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, 17:53

52. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1542; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


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

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 18:29

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Comment #3 made me laugh so loud people around me are staring at me.

+1!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:43 4

11. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


so the Samsung commercial was right

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:44 4

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


Trime to dip into android well, steal few things include in their so "cool" os after few cosmetic changes and then stamp it as their own "never before innovation" and return to sue the very source from where they lifted their innovations :)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:50 4

15. tedkord (Posts: 13147; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Apple just received a patent on written sarcasm which includes the novel use of "quotation marks around a facetious or sarcastic statement."

Expect an iSuit immediately.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:51 5

16. tedkord (Posts: 13147; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Damn. I just got served for my last post.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:49

13. roscuthiii (Posts: 2228; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Well, I suppose it's a good thing when the market segment that favors you has the most disposable income... probably not as good that they're more likely to pass away sooner.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:14

21. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


So the reason that your over paying and apple is over charging for their products is because apple has more money... wow you sure are smart buddy....
It's freakin phone ur talking avg lifespan of a phone is between 1-2 years, your not gonna carry ur phone to your grave unless your like 95 now and have an iphone....

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:16

22. roscuthiii (Posts: 2228; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Reading is fundamental.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:35

29. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Sure! And also the generation with the most disposable income will repeat "whats a Download" or "app?"

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:43

34. roscuthiii (Posts: 2228; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


As well as, "Get off my lawn!" and "When will Ensure come out with butterscotch flavor?"

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:50 2

14. Aeires (unregistered)


Old news really. There has been a large increase in elderly iPad buyers because they feel using a tablet is easier than a PC. When you brag about simplifying the OS UI, you have to expect things like this to happen.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:54 5

17. tedkord (Posts: 13147; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


This is one of those, "well, duh!" surveys.

It's like we've always said, those who are more technically inclined are attracted to Android, those who aren't too iOS. Not news.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:19 5

23. Sakeem (Posts: 579; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


My sister-in-law was in town and she had an Android tablet. My mother-in-law has an Ipad. My mother-in-law said, "her tablet can do things that mine can't. Why is that?" I simply said, "because it's an ipad."

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:19 1

24. roscuthiii (Posts: 2228; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Hmm, this survey coupled with the survey here,http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/weve-located-the-reality-distortion-field-and-its-in-the-consumers-brain/ ... kinda makes it look like our youth may not be so dumb after all.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:22 1

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well young people will go for flashy screen and colorful devices the e more experience shoppers will go functionality rather then big screen device that will obsolete in 6 months or less.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:36

30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...more experience shoppers..."

And what makes them "more experience shoppers" ?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:42 5

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


And yet Apple stretches the phone by 0.5 inches. Who wanted it? the old or the young :D

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:17 5

39. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Righttttt...i'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Android is better because of its many different flavors instead of Apple's boring one size fits all in the past 5 years.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:30

45. tedkord (Posts: 13147; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Actually, those with tech savvy go for Android, because they understand its a more powerful, flexible OS. The older, less tech savvy will go for the simpler OS. And from this survey, we see that this is exactly what is happening.

Didn't Apple just make the iPad 3 obsolete in 7 months?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:59 6

49. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


So....are you seriously trying to tell us....that the iPhone, iOS is more functional than Android?

Seriously?

The iPhone 5 took a step back by not being able to talk n surf at the same time, yet its more functional....

Android can do more things out the box that the iPhone has to be jail broken to do....

Fanboyism is a disease, seriously.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 18:27 1

54. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Like the iPad?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 19:01

60. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


technically, other companies made the iPad obsolete.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 19:02

61. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


iPhone is obsolete for the past few years

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 23:40

66. galokjai (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


that explains why people who buy apple products change their phones, tablet, computers, laptops, and chargers every year while people who buy android keeps their items for 5-10 years? you should go to school.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:25

27. Hemlocke (unregistered)


It's funny that some company that makes Android apps (bit.ly/HlqULO) would say that, when an independent analyst firm, Piper Jaffray, says otherwise (bit.ly/WQgqZ6).

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:45 7

35. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


This article is funny to me cause me and my coworkers was just talking about this the other day. I noticed the older guys at my job prefer Iphones and older people in general for that matter.

It makes sense to me cause old folks don't like changes, and the only flavors of Iphone are black or white and memory size. (Boring!)

Android comes in so many brands, models, styles, specs, and features it's no wonder why the older crowd avoids Android. Too many choices, they just assume listening to the sales persons tells them to buy cause they didn't do their research before buying. And since the sales person gets more commission for the sales of certain phones they could care less what you need and sell you what puts more money in their pocket!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:12

36. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


hhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! Funny!!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:12 1

37. eman99 (Posts: 390; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


apple is for the simple minded

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:13 4

38. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


A dried up Apple, perfect analogy

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