Poll results: Do you plan to switch to another smartphone OS this year?

Last week, we published a poll that asked readers to vote whether they were planning to switch to another smartphone OS this year or not. Because, you know, competition in the smartphone space is now fiercer than ever.

We received nearly 2,000 votes (1,948 to be exact), and it turns out that quite a lot of people are content with their current OS: 1060 users (54.41%) voted against switching: “No, I'm happy with what I'm using, and I don't think other OSes have what I need.”

638 users (32.75%) opted for switching their smartphone OS, though, or at least for planning to do so. Not all want to do it because they’re bored or tired of their current OS. Another reason is that the hardware they want doesn't use the OS they want.

Finally, 12.83% of voters (meaning 250 people) stated that they’re already using multiple smartphone OSes on a daily basis - so they kind of perpetually switching between platforms.

Is anyone surprised by the poll’s results?

Do you plan to switch to another smartphone OS this year?

Yes, I'm getting tired of the OS I'm using at the moment
No, I'm happy with what I'm using, and I don't think other OSes have what I need
I am already using multiple OSes on a daily basis



1. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Nope! No plans to switch.

40. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android still has the best options. It also has the most hardware and best price range. I am getting the new S5. It is going to be my altimeter in my ultralight, then it is my TV remote, mp3 player, video player, and so much more.

42. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

so??? oh & where do you "need" the s5?

2. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I switch between Android and Windows Phone... Seems like our choices have dwindled to the last "Big Three." I am willing to give iOS another shot (after using and losing - on purpose - an iTouch) if the OS develops and is delivered on a larger form factor (which leaks are showing to be true.) If not, seems like my next phone will be the next Nokia flagship on T-Mobile.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The only thing that would get me using iOS 8 would be if the iP6 has true OIS. If VZW had a version of the L1520, I would get one, but otherwise, I will probably stick with my Maxx.

24. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I too have both Android (S4) and Windows Phone (Lumia 1520). Would love to get an IOS gadget (iPad) but finally settled with Tab Pro 8.4 for Multitasking, Amazing Screen and Storage Flexibility. I'll consider getting IPhone6 (my last IOS was iPhone4) to replace the S4 if the iPhone has much improvement over the 5S (especially the screen size). Excited on WP8.1 (Cortana!) and if I get the iPhone6. I'll soon have my own Cortana vs Siri goin. lol

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Happy with Android....but I like the strides WP is making. I dont know about BB anymore.

4. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Tried android = great customization but buggy Currently on IOS = great apps, less bugging, but lack of customization. Future WP8.1.....to be continued. The OS is important but the hardware is important to!! Nokia is my top choice because apple is lacking in the screen and camera

6. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Buggy?? Haven't had a single bug on my M8, Moto X etc...Not saying there isn't but your comment makes it sound as if the OS itself is more buggy than another. You do realize, KK trumped iOS7 in stability right?

19. Havok125

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

"You do realize, KK trumped iOS7 in stability right?" Says who??? In real world application there is a difference and yes Android is buggy. Before you start saying I'm a fanboy know that I am using a Note 3 and I left a 5S for it. Android "is" buggy but not to say it doesn't do the job. I love the big screen and speed is about the same to me. Wondering why in real work application and use, the iPhone without the 3GB of ram that my Note 3 has is smoother. All in all, I'm sticking it out with my Note 3 because there are just too many pros versus cons.

30. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

See there is your problem, you are showing him objective tests. They only believe in their gut feeling and what the ghost of jobs told them in their sleep. Talking points and marketing bullets is their whole scope of knowledge. At the end of the day even when their world of lies and deceit is crumbling around them, they go to their ultimate pillar of support....the fact that Apple is making more money off their idiot asses than any other company. That...and that alone is what sustains them now, knowing they are taking it in the back harder than others.

32. papss unregistered

Listen... He is talking about his personal experience and then is shown a survey? Come on now.. You fandroids are so ridiculous sometimes. His opinion is HIS..

34. AppleHateBoy unregistered

You said: "He is talking about his personal experience and then is shown a survey?" That guy that is Havok125 said in his comment: ""You do realize, KK trumped iOS7 in stability right?" Says who???". tldr; he asked for it.

45. Havok125

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

An article written by a site doesn't change real life application.

48. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

To be fair, I own a Nexus 5 and Kit Kat is not nearly as stable as WP8 on my Lumia 925. I cannot compare Kit Kat to iOS7, and I am not dissatisfied with Kit Kat... But 0.07% may be a misleading number in my experiences.

39. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

He is a windows phone fanboy currently on ios cos wp is far from practical...Android is a world he doesn't understand hence buggy...

46. Havok125

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Funny how when my test message app doesn't open when I click on it is something that I don't understand. When someone points out how Android has flaws automatically you use your vast knowledge against people who don't understand. Get over yourself and realize you are as brain washed as you say apple users are. I expect my phone to work when I need it to and honestly android doesn't deliver 100% just like every OS because no phone or OS is perfect. Android users have this false mentality of superiority over other OS users. I wonder how many times you need to tell yourself that to help you sleep at night. Ignorance is bliss so keep on enjoying.

47. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Oh your te's't message app? Did you code it? No surprise it doesn't open:)... In Android text message has been integrated with hangouts app long back try that... Works like a charm for us...

41. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What kind of device is the M8? Do you mean the HTC One M8?

5. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I'm still deciding whether to wait for iPhone 6 or not. I definitely loved ios when I was on it and most of my friends have it so imessage is great but I can't deal with 4 inch screen.

7. wilsong17 unregistered

Now why would I switch my mini laptop the note 3 you must be smoking

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nope!! I'm all windows phone OS

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I'm switching from android to wp soon. #930

25. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I bought a Nokia lumia 920 last year and this year i'm gonna buy the lumia 930.

36. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

I currently have a galaxy s2 great phone but I wp is what I am goin to switch to this summer whan I am done with my college and I am goin to get the lumia 920 soon

49. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

That's great, i think that the Nokia lumia 920 is REALLY cheap these days.

10. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

happy with ios but mine is jailbroken. No SD card makes it really hard to stay on iphone though.

11. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I have always been an android fanboy and probably always will be (unless Ubuntu touch picks up some ground).....iOS 7 does look good visually but I'm just a development junky and couldn't live with a idevice

37. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Great compaction the 720 is one the best wp phones ever to date and I am switching from android to wp this summer

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