A recent survey carried out by the mobile phone trade in comparison website, SellMyMobile.com has today shown that Android is the most common Operating System for people between the ages of 45 and 54.
Android Most Popular with Over 45′s
The stats also showed that Apple’s iOS platform appeals more towards the 25 to 34 year old age bracket.
In the survey, over 2,000 people were invited to give their feedback on which Operating System their phones ran on. Unsurprisingly, Symbian only collected a handful of the results with only one person using the outdated Nokia OS in the 25 – 34 bracket.
For the 45 years and over group, a massive 46% used Android, whilst iOS was more than half behind with 20%. Although, looking at the 25-34 group iOS soon makes its mark with 46% of users, whilst Android slips back to 30%.
In the youngest age bracket, 18 – 24, results showed that 28% used Android, whilst 35% were using iOS, nothing surprising there. However, in the same age bracket 16% of people were using BlackBerry compared to just 9% using Windows Phone.
Has The Z10 Helped BlackBerry?
We know that BlackBerry have really made a push this year with the launch of their BlackBerry 10 operating system late January, however with only one phone running on the new OS for several months it’s hard to say whether that alone has bumped up the amount of people using the BB OS. One thing we have seen is an increase in the number of older BlackBerry models being traded in at mobile phone trade in websites.
iPhone’s Are Still For The Young?
Looking at the stats, we can also see that iOS is still being taken on by the younger generations; contrary to Samsungs pre-iPhone 5 launch ad campaign, where they claimed that Apple fans were old.
It is in fact, Samsung users that appear to be falling into the older generation bracket of 45+
Could this mean that more mature users are seeing the potential in Android, whilst Apple continue building their young cult following and show the iPhone’s off as a cool phone.
Windows Has A Long Way To Go
Despite the successful launches of the Asha and Lumia series of phone by Nokia, Windows Phone still has a big hill to climb if they want to start becoming a more serious threat to BlackBerry, iOS, or Android, and only time will tell if they make that push or fall off the wagon.
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