Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You wouldn't believe it, but something actually, truly interesting came out of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit yesterday. Apple had conducted a survey to find out why, exactly, consumers opted to go with Android instead of the iPhone. The results are fascinating - not only do they seem to invalidate Apple's claims, they provide an unusual insight into consumer behaviour. The gist? People choose Android not because it's an iPhone copy - they choose it because of Android's unique characteristics.
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Not convinced
by ze_jerkface on Wed 15th Aug 2012 02:06 UTC
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People are image conscious about appearing cheap which is why you can't trust a survey like this one.

If Android phones were all $200 then you wouldn't see as many people buying them for these reasons.

I'm especially dubious given the amount of people that claimed to prefer the Android app store. That's incredibly hard to believe. I'm not an Apple fan and I own an Android tablet and I will be the first to tell you that the Android app store is a distant second place. Android has some nice benefits but the game selection just plain sucks. I don't care about mobile games so I can live with it but a spade is a spade.

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