Microsoft says 23% of switchers come from Android
posted by Michael H. / Jun 26, 2013, 4:23 PM
Another big chunk of new Windows Phone users (23%) are those who are switching from Android, although Microsoft took a bit of a jab by using the term "upgrading" when talking about those coming from Android. Last year, we put together a 4-part guide for those thinking about switching from Android to Windows Phone, and we're hoping to update that soon, if you're a dissatisfied Android user looking for a change. And, of course Microsoft has made an app to help you find the apps you want on WP.
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Wtf Microsoft All wp smartphones are midrange
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 4:32 PM 9
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Then what about the iPhone5/iPhone5s? Greetzz.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 4:40 PM 12
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I am also android user and also used windows phone, half the spec of WP is still more fluent as any android device out there...when it comes to raw performance, gaming, yes, it is not that good, but android phone double so powerfull as WP is still not that smooth as WP device - which is more important for casual PHONE user, not phone game console user... ..who does not believe, just check some WP device in your local store. I am talking for people that do not use custom kernels and roms on androids...i mean, out of the box, for casual users is WP a better choice.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 1:07 AM 2
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Wouldnt really say Windows Phone is an upgrade when compared to Android, but hey everyone has their preferences..
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 4:33 PM 2
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23% of android users switched from their crappy penny on contract phone to their penny on contract windows phone.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 7:08 PM 3
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I'm only thinking about it. I'll wait and see what LG brings to the G2, and Motorola to the Razr Ultra, then choose the best overall package. Which just demonstrates my point (#5 below) - I'm not choosing Windows vs. Android, I'm choosing Nokia vs. Moto vs. LG vs. HTC.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 8:50 PM 2
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You read the statistic wrong. It is different when you say "23% of android users switched" and what microsoft: "23% of switchers come from android" Let say there are 100 people change their phone to wp and 23 of them from android. When we said this fact in microsoft's way then that will be "23% of the switchers come from android" which they mean 23 out of 100 wp new user. But if it is said it in your way "23% of android users switched", then we must take the percentage of all of android user which is not the 100 people we mention before. Let say there are 100.000 user of android before, then there are 23000 android user who make a move to wp base on your statistic.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 2:25 AM 2
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Sooo, no mention of how many users coming from iOS? Probably don't want their silent partner to look bad. I don't get why these companies can't just make a product, get it on the sales floor, and let it stand on it's own two feet. If what you're offering is that good, there shouldn't be any need to go after the competition. In this day and age, it's not about showing how good you are, but about trying to show how bad the other guy is.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 4:37 PM 9
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Most android users are still on Gingerbread, so yeah, WP8 is clearly an upgrade for them.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 4:39 PM 12
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I'd rater use Gingerbread then WP8, but like CanYouSeeTheLight said, everyone has their preference.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 4:57 PM 10
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Let's be honest, people aren't leaving Android for Windows Phone, they're leaving Android brands for Nokia. Without Nokia, WP8 would be nowhere.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 4:39 PM 24
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Somewhat, although I know a few that went for the WP8X because they liked HTC's design and feel plus WP8, and a few that went for the Titan series for the screen and high-res camera. Also know know one who bought an unlocked Ativ S because they wanted a GS3's guts without the burden of android
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 7:19 PM 1
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right agree dude i will be one of them to switching android to wp for NOKIA. go nokia go.
posted on Jun 26, 2013, 8:05 PM 4
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