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New survey shows Android closing in fast on iPhone

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New survey shows Android closing in fast on iPhone
According to the latest ChangeWave survey, the iPhone still leads as the model that most potential buyers want for their next phone. But the Apple handset better not look over its shoulder because coming up right behind it is Android. Out of 4,068 current and potential smartphone buyers, 21% say they would prefer to buy an Android device for their next phone. That is an increase of 15% from the prior year. In the same time period, those who want the iPhone for their next model dropped from 32% to 28%. Potential BlackBerry buyers rose from 17% to 18% while a Windows Mobile phone was the choice of 6% of those surveyed, down from 9% last year. Those looking to purchase a webOS device dropped in half to just 3%.

In terms of happiness, 77% of iPhone users are "very satisfied" with their device compared with 72% of Android users who say the same thing. 41% of BlackBerry users are "very satisfied" with their phone while 33% of Palm owners and 25% of Windows Mobile users say "ditto" about the handset that they are using. One note, ChangeWave says that the Palm Pre on its own scored a "very satisfied" rating of 58%.

How will the Nexus One change the rating when the Android powerhouse gets launched? ChangeWave reports that those looking to buy a phone in the next 90 days still prefer to buy the iPhone 3GS. Still, Android has the momentum and could overtake the Apple touchscreen device sometime in 2010.

source: arstechnica

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

congrats to android! with many thanks to the droid and droid eris.

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 02:41

6. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)

Haha ur such a fanboy! +1

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 13:34

13. Shell (Posts: 28; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

The android operating system has been out a lot for quite some time... the droid and droid eris are not the phones that put it on the map... they have helped with all over sales just becuase the android operating system is now being carried on two providers instead of one... trust me the droid and droid eris did no put android on the map VZW fanman... the G1 did! the original ( and no i don't have t-mobile) just stating a fact.

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 14:28

14. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

but if you look at the charts, the launch of the droid and droid eris made the android desirability sky rocket.

posted on 04 Jan 2010, 22:57

2. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Good job to Android. I hope this encourages Apple to end the exclusivity with AT&T. I'm pretty sure that will help greatly.

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 00:15

3. kilari (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)

iphones are gay. webos is better.

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 00:40

4. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)

Yeah but again then I do remember a certain article saying Apple was overtaking Nokia because Nokia had so many different models compared to Apple only having 1. Yet how many Android devices are there so far? I think not Google but good try. And no I don't have an iPhone and I do have Verizon.

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 10:52

12. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

True, but software/hardware exclusivity is what caused Apple to lose the computer war with Microsoft. Microsoft let everybody make their own hardware and throw Windows OS on it, and basically saturated the market with Windows.

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 01:33

5. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

Only a matter of time....

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 05:28

7. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Google make it own phones and softwares to fight iPhone lonely and exclusively AT&T network to the end.

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 10:46

11. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

Nice try. Phrase your response in the form of a legible sentence next time, please!

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 05:38

8. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

Android really is better. iPhone is still ahead because they have the advantage of being released a while back while Android is still new. Once the crowd catches on, iPhone may loose ground. Besides the Droid is on a better network :)

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 07:46

9. fsjon (Posts: 120; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)

Symbian is not even on that list....or did I just missed it?

posted on 05 Jan 2010, 08:23

10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 871; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

They aren't, and why would they? It's the US, and they get no love from anybody except those who know about them. We have to face that fact that until the carriers start getting more of their models first, and then start pushing them, the market will never know they exist. Frankly, I can't understand why the newcomers Apple and Google can get so much leverage with the carriers compared to a company that's been around the block a few times. I guess they carriers have all the answers and think the public won't buy into their products, which is total crap. Hey, it's kinda like our government! They think they know what's best for us when in reality they don't know anything haha. Or they just don't care...

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