Android is hot, wearables not, Google's OS more likely to be adopted than Apple's iOS, new study finds
The survey reveals that Android enjoys a comfortable lead ahead of Apple's iOS, as 54% of the interviewed revealed they have an Android device. Just 16% of the respondents claimed that they own a iOS-powered smartphone. What's more, it looks like the best-selling iPhone devices of all time, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, might not have affected the market position of iOS as much as most previously suspected.
The ratio between Android and iOS users was roughly 2:1, it now stands to 3.5:1. The main reason for this is that Android grows quite fast in emerging markets, while Apple's products are quite well-accepted across more mature markets.
Google's OS reportedly remains the king in the castle when it comes to tablets as well. Some 20% of the interviewed users revealed that they have a tablet with Android inside, whereas slightly less, 13%, said that they own an iPad.
And what about wearables? Well, GWI's study claims that these are still struggling to make their way to consumers' wrists (or other compliant body parts). Only 9% have a smartwatch, while smartbands bask in even less user popularity - just 7% of the interviewed ones have one.
This is totally not the only study that regarded the "Android vs iOS" race - last week, we told you that Apple's OS is almost on par with Android on the US market. In the meantime, Gartner revealed that Android is indeed crushing iOS globally, achieving a record-breaking market share in Q3 2014.
source: GlobalWebIndex (PDF) via TechCrunch