Returns for some Android handsets reach 30-40%
We've heard numerous reports about Android activations reaching over 500,000 each day and galloping further, but one factor might be out of the equation – returns. TechCrunch cites “a person familiar with the handset sales for numerous manufacturers” who claims that for some Android phone return rates reach 40%.
Users are reportedly confused with the somewhat more complicated interface of the platform and the contrast when compared to other phones like the iPhone or BlackBerries. The difference is better perceived when we look at the 1.7% return rate of the iPhone 4 from antennagate times. Finally, though, it all depends on the user, and power users can certainly enjoy some aspects of the Android platform like its openness and relative freedom going along with it.