2015 according to our readers: 8 popular surveys and the results from them

2015 according to our readers: 8 popular surveys and the results from them
In a little over 24 hours from now, most of the world will either have begun, or started preparing to celebrate the come of the new year. For no other than organizational and rather arbitrary reasons, most of humanity has deemed tomorrow an important day—the gateway to another year. Of course, time doesn't really care what us puny humans call it, it just exists regardless of what we do or don't do. But for civilization, it's more than a random cause for celebration—it's also time for retrospection and strategizing for the future.

2015 was many things in the domain of mobile tech, and we've done our fair share of reflection on the topic already. We trust many of you also have, at least to an extent. And so while we're still all in a retrospective mood, we thought it'd be a good idea (and kind of fun) to waddle through the many surveys we staged in 2015, shortlist a few of the most popular ones, and bring them under one roof for you to skim through whilst obsessing over your New Year's Eve outfit in the back of your head.

Without any further ado, here's our selection of 15 polls we published in 2015, and the responses they gathered:

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17 Comments

1. antmiu2

Posts: 549; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Only if Google can get all this feedback.

3. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

After Android Zeppole, the fruit naming convention starting with Android Apple! Can't wait for the comments section when that time comes! Hopefully by then Apple will have been reduced to a has-been company in the mobile area that relied too much on its past achievements.

5. mrochester

Posts: 939; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Because reducing competition in the market is such a good thing...

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Well Apple is like a cancer to competition. They're meant to compete to create the better product, but instead they just abuse the broken patent system and stifle the competition with stupid lawsuits based on false patents, as they sell overpriced devices. Loosing the cancer won't be a downgrade in competition.

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If it weren't for Apple, we wouldn't see the cutting-edge hardware and software refinements being put out on Android. Sure, they have tried stifling some of the competition, namely Samsung, but they also drove them and other manufacturers to up the ante on hardware and software quality over the years.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's just false. Many smartphone had great technologies that were simply good ideas that were simply limited by manufacturing capabilities and other things. Also what you said can easily be said about Apple since everything Apple has ever done was either bought or copied from someone else. Even in the very few unbiased articles PA has, you guys always come and ruin it trying to credit Apple with some BS they don't deserve.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Please name one cutting edge thing Apple did that no other OEM ever did on any level. Taking an idea done 10nyears ago and doing it better because manufacturing and engineering makes it more possible doesn't mean, they are the leader. Fingerprint readers, force touch, high density displays and more all existed prior to Apple just to name a few. They simply brought alternative methods to accomplish a similar task.

10. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I never said there would be no competition. Hopefully Windows will have blossomed by then and will have an abundance of apps, and maybe some other OS or Android fork will be out and be a major competitor.

6. TheoryOfChaos unregistered

Give us the sony nexus with sd 820!!! The Dream!!

9. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Hey Chris, I get why you deleted the comments from before about poll 6, but seriously there's a typo: the Galaxy S is the one with 1%, not the Galaxy S5. Also, there are 8 polls in that album, not 15.

11. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

That sentence "Don't use the 'F' word" was the best thing in the whole article. :-D

12. chenski

Posts: 731; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Polls are opinions and rarely reflect the truth, however competition is a good thing

13. faha1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Amazing thanks phone Arena.

14. Intrepid_wiz

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

Somewhere out there, Nokia is trying to figure out how it went wrong

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

With the first I am surprise Apple didn't get more than 11% of the vote considering all the fans here. Did the writers vote too? With the version of OSS was your first smartphone, I think tells how young through crowd is here. Most of the people my age would have seem to have vote for Windows Mobile if they were from the USA. Even though I tried Symbian, I never owned a phone with one. With the which Samsung design is the best, it's no surprise the S6 took the most votes. But even though the S5 got no love, it actually is the best design for lots of reasons. When compared to any of the S models, the dimpled back cover made the phone far less slippery to hold especially compares to the latest models. Also it's the only Samsung to be IP67 rated against dust and water. By the votes touch can tell most of the votes was solely based on looks. There is more to design than looks which shows most here are purely superficial. Based on the present Nexus model, I rather Sony or Samsung make the next Nexus. For 2016 I hope phone give us all really cool things to vote for other than looks, ui, camera or speed. Before the year is over do an article where different manufacturers introduced a similar feature in a different way and see how it gets voted.

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