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#82389 28-Apr-2011 11:57
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Does anyone out there have any recent stats relating to how many NZers/proportion of smartphone or mobile users are on Android?

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  #463371 28-Apr-2011 14:07
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Ask Mauricio what the geekzone stats are :-)

Not a representative picture but better than nothing...




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  #463396 28-Apr-2011 15:45
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Cheers n4.... am looking for a real middle NZ picture though so I fear the results would be skewed a little with the Geekzone users...

 
 
 
 


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  #463407 28-Apr-2011 16:00
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I don't think Android has reached critical mass here in NZ yet. The general public tend to not know much about smartphones and most have only heard of the iPhone. I have been able to convince most of my family that Android is the way to go (apart from a stubborn iPhone using sister) and now my mum uses an Android phone and my brother has one being shipped to him.

It would be very interesting to see some statistics though.




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  #463408 28-Apr-2011 16:02
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Yeah, I think some people look on me with pity as if I've fallen on hard times since going from iPhone to HTC Desire :)

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  #463409 28-Apr-2011 16:05
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lokhor: I don't think Android has reached critical mass here in NZ yet. The general public tend to not know much about smartphones and most have only heard of the iPhone. I have been able to convince most of my family that Android is the way to go (apart from a stubborn iPhone using sister) and now my mum uses an Android phone and my brother has one being shipped to him.

It would be very interesting to see some statistics though.


Yep my daughter is iPhone or nothing but the rest of the family and workmates are Android.

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  #463413 28-Apr-2011 16:15
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gadgetmagpie: Cheers n4.... am looking for a real middle NZ picture though so I fear the results would be skewed a little with the Geekzone users...


Yes, agreed. Something like TradeMe, NZ Herald or Stuff would be more suitable... anybody know anyone? :-)




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  #463414 28-Apr-2011 16:15
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kiwitrc: 
Yep my daughter is iPhone or nothing but the rest of the family and workmates are Android.


Both my wife and I have iPhones, but we're thinking of upgrading our daughter's phone to an Android based one as a Christmas present this year. I thought long and hard before settling on an iPhone, and I was really keen on the idea of an Android handset. But for what I use it for, and the desire to get a phone that did all I needed out of the box without the need for custom ROMS or rooting, the iPhone made more sense.

That being said, I'm not a rabid Apple fanboy, and I was very close to getting a droid device. I was still dithering on my decision when my wife surprised me with my iPhone on my birthday. But now that the decision has been made, I don't regret it one bit.

 
 
 
 


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  #463417 28-Apr-2011 16:21
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n4:
gadgetmagpie: Cheers n4.... am looking for a real middle NZ picture though so I fear the results would be skewed a little with the Geekzone users...


Yes, agreed. Something like TradeMe, NZ Herald or Stuff would be more suitable... anybody know anyone? :-)


Haha I wouldn't rely on Stuff to provide accurate statistics 




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  #463418 28-Apr-2011 16:24
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n4:
gadgetmagpie: Cheers n4.... am looking for a real middle NZ picture though so I fear the results would be skewed a little with the Geekzone users...


Yes, agreed. Something like TradeMe, NZ Herald or Stuff would be more suitable... anybody know anyone? :-)


Not easy at all to be honest to get those sorts of statistics. I agree with what's been said before, iPhone users outnumber us considerably at the moment. The biggest issue here is the range of Android handsets available directly from the carriers. HTC are so under-represented here, yet they're conquering the rest of the world.

It will get better, it's a matter of time.  

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  #463419 28-Apr-2011 16:25
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lokhor:
n4:
gadgetmagpie: Cheers n4.... am looking for a real middle NZ picture though so I fear the results would be skewed a little with the Geekzone users...


Yes, agreed. Something like TradeMe, NZ Herald or Stuff would be more suitable... anybody know anyone? :-)


Haha I wouldn't rely on Stuff to provide accurate statistics 


I meant usage stats from Stuff, not reporting :-) Or is that what you meant?




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  #463421 28-Apr-2011 16:28
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androidmnz:
n4:
gadgetmagpie: Cheers n4.... am looking for a real middle NZ picture though so I fear the results would be skewed a little with the Geekzone users...


Yes, agreed. Something like TradeMe, NZ Herald or Stuff would be more suitable... anybody know anyone? :-)


Not easy at all to be honest to get those sorts of statistics. I agree with what's been said before, iPhone users outnumber us considerably at the moment. The biggest issue here is the range of Android handsets available directly from the carriers. HTC are so under-represented here, yet they're conquering the rest of the world.

It will get better, it's a matter of time.  


Yeah our retailers appear to be quite far behind when it comes to bringing out new handsets, and Telecom not upgrading firmware on their phones is setting a bad precedent. One thing that iPhones have over Android phones is that they always get updates no matter what carrier. 

Regarding Stuff I meant they can't be trusted for statistics or reporting skill

@dclegg regarding the needing custom roms etc - I think the latest stock roms (2.2.1) for the Galaxy S have improved a lot and most people are very happy with them speedwise. I still use a custom rom as I like to have different themes, improved audio clarity and screen sharpness.
 




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  #463424 28-Apr-2011 16:34
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lokhor: 
Yeah our retailers appear to be quite far behind when it comes to bringing out new handsets, and Telecom not upgrading firmware on their phones is setting a bad precedent. One thing that iPhones have over Android phones is that they always get updates no matter what carrier. 
 


Yeah I know what you mean. Vanilla Android would be much easier to get updates out to, but then we'd all be playing in the same garden as Apple users. 

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  #463433 28-Apr-2011 16:59
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I saw an interesting thing in an Owner/Drivers truck today... Sitting in a widscreen mount is an LG P500 as a gps and company phone!
This guy isn't a tech person or anything, it just does what he needs.

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  #463473 28-Apr-2011 18:57
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[iPhone users outnumber us considerably at the moment. The biggest issue here is the range of Android handsets available directly from the carriers]



????? I don't follow this.

The iPhone has a range of 1

Every mobile provider has Android phones in all shapes and sizes.

1 phone model, 1 high price, and despite that it can compete over a number of devices, impressive surely??

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  #463494 28-Apr-2011 20:01
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Amongst my workmates about a year ago there were around 5 iPhone users and maybe 1 Android. Now there are 6 or so Android users and the same iPhone users as before (most on 3G and 3GS still). Most popular Android is the LG Optimus One P500 (3 of these). All in all about a tie (at least for my workplace) which is a big improvement on where it was a year back (for Android). Most that are considering buying in the near future are considering Android however (tearoom discussions, etc). We have a couple of developers keen to see how they can integrate Android devices into some of our projects. No interest from them in iPhone.

My observation is (at least at my workplace) that most new moves to smartphones are now to Android. Existing iPhone users are in general very loyal and would probably stay with iPhone.

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