Gene Munster, Managing Director, Piper Jaffray
I have found the same thing, purely anecdotal on my part, but several people I know with an iPhone are incessantly looking up shit to show how smart they are…god that’s annoying now that I think of it. Come to think of it, I’ve been accused by the wife of the same thing. Droid users mostly play games, I don’t think they know how to look up cool useless information and try and impress people.
When I first created this chart with data from NetMarketshare, I was confused with February, it’s like the whole mobile market went haywire for a month, then regressed back to the mean.
iOS vs Droid Browser Usage from NetMarketshare
“With over 80% share of smartphone sales at AT&T (T) and over 60% at Verizon (VZ) in Q4, we believe (the Apple iPhone’s) iOS is the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S.,” Piper Jaffrey analyst Gene Munster said in a research note last week. He said iPhones lead Android in generating mobile traffic and “iOS users are likely more engaged with their phones on a daily basis than Android users on average.”
The Cowen survey found 35% of households plan to buy smartphones in the next 18 months, with 41% planning to get an iPhone, 31% a Samsung, 15% a different Android phone, 3% a BlackBerry and 3% a Nokia (NOK) Lumia.