Originally Posted by dasanman69
My experience has been quite odd. Where I used to see mostly iPhones being used I now a markedly increase in people using the SGS 3, but every time I walk into my local VZW store (there's a HOT half Latina half Asian girl that works there) I see someone switching from a Android phone to the iPhone. It's always a phone that couldn't be updated past Gingerbread.
Anecdotally, I know several people that switched from the iPhone to the S III, specifically. All signs say it's a popular phone and it's probably the most popular non-iPhone smartphone on the market. If not, it's certainly the top selling high-end non-iPhone smartphone on the market.
These people that made the switch have all used a couple generations of the iPhone but none are Mac users. In fact, I was quite surprised they even purchased an iPhone at all simply because they tend togo against everything Apple stands for. They think that the Mac is overpriced when you can build your own for much less (talking about a tower, of course).
They play video games on their computer and at least one I know
is still using WinXP. The talk about liking the ability to control their OS but it doesn't seem to register that OS X is UNIX 03 certified. They all jailbroke their iPhones so they could make it do what they wanted — nothing wrong with that — but none of them are what I'd call tech-savvy people. They know there way around a computer and work in the computer industry but it's really just an effect of them liking video games, not for any real love or aptitude for the industry itself.
As I stated, this is purely anecdotal and in no way am I inferring that anyone who uses Android is a technically ignorant video game player. I also know a couple people that went from WinMo or Symbian right to Android that use Linux and code for a living, but that's for another discussion.