New survey shows Android is "Hot" among younger people while iOS gets the nod from the elderly
posted by Alan F. / Oct 26, 2012, 1:21 PM
First, the general numbers are actually good for both platforms although they favor Android slightly. 53% of the 9,000 adults (18 and older) said that Android was hot while 51.4% said the same for iOS. But when the tabulations are broken down by demographic, the numbers tell a far more interesting story. Amongst the Millennials, formerly known as Generation Y and the youngest group in the survey, 64% called Android hot while 61.95% gave the same designation to iOS. For those born after WWII, the Gen X crowd, 58.6% felt Android was hot while iOS had support from 53.4%.
66 or older. Just like the commercial Samsung aired showing a Samsung Galaxy S III user waiting in line for the Apple iPhone 5 because he was saving the spot for his parents, this is the problem that Apple has today with iOS. Compared to the widgets, wallpaper and all of the customization available to Android users, iOS seems rather static.
Now that Cupertino has made the screen larger, it might be time for Apple to dip into the Android well once again and update iOS with some kind of customization including the use of widgets. If Apple refuses to freshen up its mobile OS, iOS could be stereotyped as the old person's OS, assuming that it hasn't happened already. The good news for Apple is that because this is an image problem and not a problem with the actual hardware, it can be fixed.
source: BIGInsight via Forbes
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And there you go. iGarbage is only popular with kids who want it just because it's popular (like how they want toys they see in TV commercials), adults who like kids, only want it for the brand and old people.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 1:27 PM 49
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The Apple fad is now getting "old" literally. It was just a matter of time before people could finally "SEE" that Android is the better OS. It just does more & guess what Apple? People love & need customization. Something you CLEARLY can't do with an Apple device. Android over took iOS in the smartphone market. Now Android is about to do the same in the tablet market. Overall Android is just better. Finally people are starting to get out & see there is WAY better than Apple out there. Shoot even WP8 is better than Apple. +1
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 2:05 PM 19
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The Samsung commercial made it clear that Apple products attract the older generation. Theres nothing wrong with that, but i dont think thats what Apple was trying to do. Ive seen more teenagers and my parents' generation having iPhones Meanwhile those within my generation (Generation X) want more out of our phones and not being restricted to do so like Apple
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 2:20 PM 20
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And as the older generation gets even older, they're switching to Android. Why? Because the iPhone is too small and not everyone has 20/20 vision. My dad just got the Note II for that very reason from his iPhone 4.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 10:58 PM 10
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! lol This was Blackberries thing, considered for old ppl and iPhone for the youngsters. I dont want Android to get so popular that it becomes the "it" phone, tablet. Feels good to say Android has arrived to be considered the hot phone and iPhone for old folks, but I dont want that to happen. Google, dont read this and decide to rest, not innovate....
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 4:50 PM 2
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anyone surprised here?
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 1:30 PM 19
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Not at all...IMO iOS is overly simplified and has a much smaller learning curve than Android so it only makes sense that elders would prefer it more. The younger and more tech crowd wants to do and get everything out of their phone and make it their own so they want Android.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 1:59 PM 15
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I'm not, my Great Great Great Grandmother uses iOS (from the grave) and she's jAilbroken, too!! And, if she does any traveling through purgAtory she uses Apple Maps in hopes that she can bide more time as she, undoubtedly, gets lost alot up there.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 3:27 PM 6
because older people are smart.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 1:36 PM 1
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posted on Oct 26, 2012, 1:40 PM 7
Apparently you aren't a regular at XDA, where legions of mental midgets coexist peacefully with talented devs and people who actually know about different devices firsthand.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 2:29 PM 0
I am. I'm not pointing fingers, but every day you see devs post warnings for morons who think that a Galaxy S3 ROM will work on every phone with "Galaxy S3" in the name. It's no different than the dumbasses who don't know the difference between an iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 4:34 PM 0
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I am a regular on XDA and I see those too but that's a reading problem, which everyone has now that grammar has gone down the s**t hole. The problem with the link I posted is the guy thinks his i5 is bent and he doesn't know how to check to see if an object is straight. Don't get me wrong, both are dumb but you'd have to be really slow on the bent i5 situation. If it makes you feel any better, read post #3 in the link.
posted on Oct 26, 2012, 4:48 PM 3
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