New survey shows Android is "Hot" among younger people while iOS gets the nod from the elderly

A survey of 9,000 people shows that Android is slightly "hotter" than Apple's iOS even though a majority of adults deemed both mobile platforms to be hot; breaking down the numbers by demographics, iOS won out only amongst those born before 1946...
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76 Comments

43. redsox420

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

"The elderly?" LMAO.. Sammy hit it on the head with their commercial with "Mom & Dad" in it who are also dressed alike too..

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Only teens 18 under thinks Apple makes the coolest phones (NOT) even older people likes iPhones just love that SAMSUNG AD the rest of us likes ANDROID

53. Iphone4 unregistered

IOS is just smooth thats it. other then that is same old same old hopefully JB will overtakes it. i want HTC to make nexus 4 not LG. i will not buy LG phone thats my own choice.

56. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

time to start kicking the walkers out from under a few iOS users. lolol

57. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this is true because teens change phones more often than girlfriends so it makes perfect sense that they choose Android. phones are not supported by their carriers in about the same time (6 months) so they will go with a flashy big screen instead of a phone that will last longer and supported by a manufacturer

67. galokjai

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

get a life?

68. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And whats gonna be the reason when an article says the iPhone is more popular with young people?

58. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

i know why ! now tim cook is the brain of iOS. see how old is he.

59. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Samsung's ads are telling the truth after all..

63. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Uh that's just flamebait, saying the iPhone IS your grandma's phone. I know PhoneArena has a post quota and all that, but how frivolous can you go? There's a higher percentage of older people with iOS over Android, that's the only thing you can take away from the survey, which in of itself doesn't mean much. Here's some more than credible reasons why there would be some decrepancy that this fancy article failed to even mention. 1: iOS is older than Android. The app selection speaks for itself. IT's been around in other words. 2: You completely ignore income. Young people are the most broke. There are free and low-cost Android phones everywhere, even sub $100 no-contract phones on regional carriers. The smartphone version of burn phones run Android. I don't have to tell you this, but old people have more money. 3: Almost every celebrity on the planet has an iPhone, and uses Apple products. In what universe do you live in where it somehow is not "cool" to have an iPhone? It's a compliment if a grandma like Betty White is using your phone. I watch shows like the Colbert Report and Jimmy Fallon and every night they are either waving their iPhones around or fake typing on their Macbook Pro. There's some Fox News worthy delirium in the author of this post. I don't think you take sides either way, but you sure like to waste time stirring the bees nest.

70. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Sorry about celebs and iPHONE. Most here in India aren't with what you say. Planet does not start and end with USA. So get your facts right to beging with. Who told you kids are broke? If theyn can get ba 100$ phone on contract they can surely get a $200 one.

71. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

If more young ppl are seen with Android than iPhone, Android becomes the cool phone, the "it" phone by default. Youngsters dictate pop culture. Where have you been since 2007....ya know the year the iPhone was launched? You can best believe that no matter the cost.....lots of younger ppl walking n talking on iPhones helped give it its cool status. I hear ppl talking about Android phones alot more now...that says alot. So now what you have is a cool phone thats alot more affordable. Apple waited too late to offer cheaper n free iPhones.

64. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

like the picture so much..

69. ssk27

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And mr.cook say windows 8 is complicated. He. he. So they build apple for oldies:P

72. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I must be an young at heart because I have no desire for an iPhone....and I am bb....I say android rules!

77. karoafriyie

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 19, 2012

What will happen to IOS when these old people die and go?
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