New survey shows Android closing in fast on iPhone

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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14 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

6. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Haha ur such a fanboy! +1

13. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

2. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

3. kilari

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

iphones are gay. webos is better.

4. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 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.

12. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

5. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Only a matter of time....

7. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

11. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

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

8. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 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 :)

9. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

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

10. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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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