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
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

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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RE: Not convinced
by l3v1 on Wed 15th Aug 2012 06:24 in reply to "Not convinced"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

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 didn't pay more than $100 for any Android phone I owned. And I still liked them. Also, most of the points listed in the survey would be valid for me, but the price would also appear as a point: you can buy really great Android phones for the price of an iPhone (remember, I'm not talking only about the U.S. here).

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RE: Not convinced
by Fergy on Wed 15th Aug 2012 08:38 in reply to "Not convinced"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

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

When you say $200 you don't actually mean $200 right? You probably mean 200$ + 600$ in hidden costs.

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RE[2]: Not convinced
by puenktchen on Wed 15th Aug 2012 12:30 in reply to "RE: Not convinced"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

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

When you say $200 you don't actually mean $200 right? You probably mean 200$ + 600$ in hidden costs.
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Still, you can get unlocked Android phones which are just good enough(tm) for just 100€ in germany, no contract needed, and that includes 19% vat (I'm thinking of the Huawei Ascend Y200). The Iphone 3GS starts at 340€. As Samsung Galaxy S3 with 32 GB costs 600€, a Iphone 4gs with 32 GB 740€. Not as drastic, but still quite a difference. If they had included the option "because it was cheaper", I'd guess 95% would have ticked it.

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RE: Not convinced
by Yoko_T on Fri 17th Aug 2012 12:07 in reply to "Not convinced"
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

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.


People who are interested in Android Phones are mostly *NOT* gaming losers like yourself.

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RE[2]: Not convinced
by zima on Tue 21st Aug 2012 22:51 in reply to "RE: Not convinced"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Games are universally by far the most popular apps on mobile phones (spanning across the spectrum, starting right from j2me http://www.opera.com/smw/2012/03/ ).
But it must feel good in that elitist bubble of yours...

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