Originally Posted by shen
Or, since we have other studies about the % of each group that says they will stay with their current brand, we can view the numbers another way. Correctly.
Most iPhone owners, a huge majority, say they will only get another iPhone, yet half don't want the 4s. In other words they will keep what they have. More than half of android users say they will not get a new version of the same phone, but some see reason to change to iPhones. In other words iPhones owners fall into two camps, those keeping their current iPhone and those upgrading. Almost none of them are considering another phone. Android users however are planning on a new phone, and some of them are looking at iPhones. The rest we don't know about what type they are considering.
Apple has a near 100% retention rate, as studies show. Android users are bouncing from phone to phone till they find one they like. And the numbers suggest that what they will eventually like is an iPhone. So how is this bad news for Apple?
Oh that is right, the bad news post was by a known troll...
As an Android user, coming from the Galaxy S....I found myself using several different phones (Android). Totally different exprience across the board. I personally like Samsung's the best....solid (OS updates/GPS issues are another thing). I absolutely LOATHE HTC phones.
If I weren't going to Apple for the 4S, I would stick with Samsung.
The bigger question would be how many of ANY BRAND (Do HTC users get another HTC phone?) stick with that brand.
Android users typically bounce because there's way too many features given the same OS on diffrent devices. Oh, but THEESE phones support Netflix. But these OTHER phones support 3D.
Issue with the Android OS is that there is way too much variety (which, many infact, be the basis for it's current success....ironically). Apple has a tight reign, but ensures the same experience for everyone. It's kind of lie being married vs whoring out.