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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Welcome to OS News
by ezraz on Thu 11th Oct 2012 17:16 UTC
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2012-06-20 the end of each thread you will have heard every reason why this is the reason android is better than xxx.

Each of the reasons will contradict each other, as well the previous thread that came to the same multiple conclusions.

My observation of Android phones the last few years? Everyone loves the new one they just got, and then gets another new one every 6 months that "works better" since the last one didn't. They reenter everything, reload it, rinse, and repeat.

I see lots of buyer remorse on android, and when someone figures out the tech and what they expect it to do in their life they migrate towards iOS. People with iPhones use them for everything practically all day for 2+ years then upgrade when their contract allows.

But that's just here in the states. We 'get' Apple because we are Apple, they represenet the best US company going right now. We have apple stores everywhere and 'subsidies' as you call them (we call them contracts and they aren't well liked).

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RE: Welcome to OS News
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 11th Oct 2012 18:14 in reply to "Welcome to OS News"
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Obviously, you're cherry picky antidotes. My experiences and observations would be different. So aside from what our personal experiences tell us, I think there is one general thing we could pull from both: There are pathological gadget enthusiasts that are easy prey for marketers.

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RE[2]: Welcome to OS News
by ezraz on Thu 11th Oct 2012 18:22 in reply to "RE: Welcome to OS News"
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how is it "pathological" to have the same rig for years?

iphone users run those things ragged for years. here's what my friends and family with iphones run:

2 with a 3S
4 with a 4
5 with a 4S
0 with a 5 (as of this morning)

you don't upgrade in the states until your contract lets you. almost no one buys a phone 'unlocked' (unsubsidized) over here, not brand new.

the thing that continually gets ignored on this site is build quality and overall comfort/reliability. apple customers keep their gear for years, not months, and never just a few days like other products. this is because they are happy with it and too busy to play around with 5 knockoffs.

every other reason stated regarding cult behavior or "fanboy" ing, whatever the hell that means, is frustrated babble. some of us have trusted apple rigs for years, even when they were just another dying computer company.

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RE[2]: Welcome to OS News
by ezraz on Thu 11th Oct 2012 18:27 in reply to "RE: Welcome to OS News"
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just re-read your comment, i see you are saying that there are pathological buyers out there.

i totally agree with that. some of the newfound apple success are those types , who have had 7 phones and finally wanted to try (or could afford) an iphone. but once you have an iphone you usually don't keep jumping, you realize it's just a slab communicator and most of the fun is in the apps or the browser.

what i'm wondering is - if android really has 70% market share in the netherlands, does this mean that 70% of the population are follower fanboys, or 70% of the population are reasoned buyers, or 70% of the population were given a free android, or 70% of the population are actually androids?

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