Survey: Consumers happy with their current platform choice

Survey: Consumers happy with their current platform choice
According to a survey conducted by shopping app and website BuyVia, consumers seem to be content with the current platform on their smartphone. 46% of Apple iPhone users said that they have no intention of switching to an Android flavored model. For current Android users, 42% of them do not plan on leaving for the Apple iPhone. As for those upgrading their current handset, 41% want the next Apple iPhone while 19% are eyeing the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4. 4.7% are lusting over a Windows Phone unit and the Samsung GALAXY Note II is wanted by 2% as well. As for the new BlackBerry Z10, another 2% want that to be their next phone. 2% want something else besides the models presented, and a huge 27% are not sure. The undecided consumer group is large enough to be worth fighting for with ads and promotions.

In another interesting aspect of the survey, 30% of consumers said that they upgrade their phone every 2 to 3 years while 28% upgrade every time that the contract they have with their carrier, expires. 17% said that they did not have a set timeframe for upgrading while 14% upgrade every year. Those who upgrade every 3 years or longer made up 9% of those surveyed while 3% upgrade more than once a year (that is what we would call the lucky group). 1.5% replied "other".

With the battle for control of the smartphone world raging between iOS and Android, we haven't seen this country split so cleanly since the Civil War. The latest comScore stats had Android controlling a majority 51.7% of the U.S. smartphone market. But with the large number of Android manufacturers, that number is diluted resulting in Apple being the top OEM with a 38.9% share. In the all important battle for third place, BlackBerry held 5.4% of the U.S. market vs. 3.2% for Windows Phone.

source: eWeek

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63 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm very happy with my current platform (Android), and my next phone will be on Android too! Windows Phone, maybe later. :) Apple iPhone, not ready. :( BlackBerry, maybe later and later. :)

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

so am i :) i'll never switch to ios or blackberry, always android

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Maybe I will try BlackBerry or Windows Phone later, but most of the times are always Android. :)

14. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

WP and BB suck really bad, waste of money

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Why you said that bro? Because of less games and apps? Now they are slowly improving, games and apps will be slowly released to the store. Like I've said just now, "Maybe I will try BlackBerry or Windows Phone later, but most of the times are always Android." I said "Maybe", not "will", and this is not a good time for us to buy a BlackBerry or Windows Phone right? :)

37. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

u should know by now that this Nikooliver is just a hater. im using the Lumia 920 now very smooth OS. all the apps i need are running on it. had the Xperia Z for 1 day and sold it right away, not hating it. But notice some (mini) lags while swiping. and imo less user friendly (less clean) anyways im trying to ditch my Lumia 920 now, setting my eyes on the Q10 now :D

59. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good luck with the Q10! :)

43. Sweetsara

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

you can have my wp,i dont like it. it has almost no apps and no games.

46. AdamDrake

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

you are right WP and BB suck really bad, waste of money. wp8 has almost no apps and no games

49. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well said, and I totally agree™ I wonder how they manage to sustain the patient to await for major apps to be released? Frustration and anger is building upon them, still they sacrafice™

47. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Same me2™

53. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Surely it is, I will agree™+1

27. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

I had Android phone since 2011(htc desire) and it was good, now I moved to WP8( Nokia Lumia 920), amazing phone, I'm in love.

51. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

With Android™ I think she is lieing?

54. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

At least until you hit puberty.

39. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i'm still using "King" OS.......Guess which.......!!! and i'm happy with that OS.........!!!

57. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The "King" OS is the Lord Symbian right? :)

65. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

right symbian was king, but now symbian is no more so it's sad.

67. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Actually Nokia can revive Symbian back alive, but unfortunately, Elop doesn't want to.

60. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Happy with Android. But with Android manufacturers with similar offerings, I'm looking forward to giving Windows Phone a try. Might also get a Blackberry as my messaging phone, also for its BBM and cheaper data.

2. jaymulli

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

I have been android since 2010 and recently got an iPhone 5, I am happy with it it has been a nice change for me. I understand the arguments saying it is bland and outdated but for me it has been a fresh experience the only other phone im interested in at the minute is the HTC One i like were Android is heading and unlike most of the people on these sites i am completely impartial which means i get even more phones to choose from yay.

3. sprucex unregistered

Yah me to, tho Ive learned the secret to Android satisfaction is to stay away from their mid-range offerings and always buy the top of the line phones. I am open to windows phone and Blackberry again as well but Sammys really got me now :-)

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

im mixed , but owned more Android devices and love them more than my ipad and ipod touch , (currently on a HOX and note 1 as a sidearm)

5. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Android is great in theory, but every model that I've owned has been buggy and apps crash way too often. Every time they send an update to fix something, it usually breaks something else. For example when Google released 4.2.2 it screwed up the bluetooth audio and they still haven't fixed it. I switched to Windows Phone.

9. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

what phone is that?

12. Aeires unregistered

The one that exists only in his mind, nothing like the problems he mentioned exist on phones that received 4.2.2.

20. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Yes, the glitches must be a figment of my imagination.

55. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Sound like nobie 920. a lot of users feedback the same thing.

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Google released 4.2.2? What phone is that? Nexus? or the Galaxy S4?

21. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

your right bro, even apps my nexus 7 crashfar too often running 4.2.2. But still I like Android and WP, but iOS is a big NOOOO!

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