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Here’s why folks switch from Android to iOS (or vice versa)

PCMag has conducted a survey of 2,500 U.S. consumers to find out why folks switch between mobile operating systems — mainly, iOS and Android.

The study found that the majority of smartphone users who have switched mobile operating systems (18%) went from Android to iOS. Only 11% went from iOS to Android. Over half of respondents (54%) in the survey had an iPhone and 27% had a Samsung phone.

Forty-seven percent of those who moved from Android to iOS said their new operating system delivers a better user experience. The percentage of those who went from iOS to Android and claim a better experience is 30%.

The area where people clearly feel a switch to Android is a deal is in the deal itself: 29% said the prices are better. Only 11% switched Android to iOS and claimed it was for the savings.

When asked to pick one main criterion for going with a particular smartphone, only 19% said it was because of the operating system. The higher criteria: the price, at 33%, and the brand, at 26%.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.