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[8]: Umm... Duh?
by jared_wilkes on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:35 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Umm... Duh?"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

Moreso for Apple's platform than for Android in the US. But you haven't explained why that demographic makeup would be different outside of the U.S. at all. (Maybe it is, but you haven't put forth a rational or supported argument for it yet.)

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RE[9]: Umm... Duh?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:42 in reply to "RE[8]: Umm... Duh?"
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2005-06-29

If younger people buy most of the smartphones, and there are more Android smartphones in a country than iPhones, than it is not at all illogical to assume that Android is more popular there among younger people than it is in the US.

Pretty basic logic. Like I said - it doesn't have to be so, but it makes sense.

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RE[10]: Umm... Duh?
by jared_wilkes on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:44 in reply to "RE[9]: Umm... Duh?"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

If younger people buy most of the smartphones, and there are more Android smartphones in a country than iPhones, than it is not at all illogical to assume that Android is more popular there among younger people than it is in the US.


This is contradicted by the US data. More people in the US purchase Android devices than iPhones, yet Apple still has younger demographic data.

When your assumption is directly contradicted by the only data actually presented, yes, I would say that is illogical.

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