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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by Odisej on Thu 11th Oct 2012 10:28 UTC
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So many words lost for, well, nothing. But do let me add some more:

I advise caution with any statistics published in a sense "is Coca cola really better than Papsi". First, as said, the survey was done in USA and as much as some doubt it the rest of the world is less obsessed with Apple products compared to Americans. Second, surveys such as this are usually financed with some clear intention in mind. Usually by this or that brand owner. Thirdly, iPhone is fading as a "must have" product and is fading even faster as a cutting edge technology brand (which it never really was anyway). Put 1 and 1 together and you get useless, paid for data.

And lastly, statistically you can always prove the Earth is turning in the opposite direction on at least one of the seven days of the week. So much for the surveys and numbers published by this or that company.

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RE: Statistics
by laffer1 on Thu 11th Oct 2012 13:42 in reply to "Statistics"
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I think the take from this should be that any survey done in the US on iPhones is useless anywhere else.

The iPhone and many android devices differ in either software features or specs in different markets. For instance, the new maps app is even more useless overseas than it is here in the US. Some of the Samsung phones have quad core chips in some markets, but only dual core chips here. To put it another way, coke vs pepsi doesn't hold up because the formulas are different in europe than the us just like the phones are different in europe vs the us.

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