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August 22, 2011

Android Users Vs iOS Users: Facts and Fiction

Recent data from Nielsen found that Google's Android mobile operating system was the most popular choice among smartphone buyers in June. Android now has the largest share of the U.S. smartphone market with 39 percent, followed by Apple and iOS with 28 percent, the firm found. Apple, however, is tightening its grip on the global smartphone market, having shipped 20.3 million iPhones during the last quarter for a 19.3 percent share, IDC found earlier this month.

Recommendation engine Hunch polled 15,818 users about their mobile operating system preferences and found that about 32 percent of users were on iOS while 21 percent had Android devices.Only 8 percent had opted for a Windows phone, while 23 percent were on another OS like RIM's BlackBerry.Hunch then broke down its stats by demographics.

Android users skew 18 to 24 while iPhone users are 29 percent more likely than Android to be over 35. Android users are also slightly more pessimistic than their iOs counterparts, but Apple users are a bit more high maintenance