Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 20:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Does Android skew towards a younger demographic? The numbers might surprise you. According to comScore, 52.4% of all Android users are aged 35 years or older. That is five percentage points higher than the iPhone. Near 55% Android tablets users are also older than 35." How is this surprising? Younger people tend to be more brand-conscious, and there's no denying that the iPhone is still perceived as cooler than Android phones. Also note that the cited figures are for the US, Apple's strong home market. I think the figures will look very different for Europe.
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RE[3]: US only, bah
by ezraz on Thu 11th Oct 2012 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: US only, bah"
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2012-06-20

Yes, for example in Portugal the minimum wage is around €400 before taxes.

The cheapest iPhone contract is around €389, so quite out of reach for most families.


interesting. in the states most people pay about $200 for the new device and then about $60/month in cell service. usually the older device is available for $100.

full time minimum wage in the states is about $1100/month before taxes, so you are correct, a cheap iPhone is accessible even to the lower wage earners in the states.

however, most android phones are free or under $100 with contract, and then you can get service plans for android cheaper than most iphone plans ($40-50/month). so android continues to be popular with people who are very price sensitive, or looking for a freebie. lot of people in the good old usa only use whatever is given to them free.

Edited 2012-10-11 18:47 UTC

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