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Infographic: 7 Things You Wanted to Know About Android Users

The folks over at Mr. Number have thrown together this infograph that shows some habits of your typical Android user and how they use their device. According to their research, about 85% of Android owners text someone everyday and that 63% of owners say they don’t want any new iPhone, no matter what the price. Sweet. 

The title is a bit confusing as I wasn’t necessarily out looking for this info, but it’s interesting info to say the least.

Cheers Aaron!

  • Tino

    Why do android owners try to justify their existence so much? I mean, it’s a phone. I recently picked up a Galaxy S3, switched from a 4. And I absolutely love it, I wouldn’t go back.

    But still, it’s not like i’m out there yelling about my existence and that I’ve got an android phone. These are silly. 85% of android users text someone daily? How about 98% of people with a cell phone text someone daily.

    • dmagicp

      Actually we don’t. The information in the article was provided by the Mr. Number app, not from Android users trying to justify their existence. Do you really think that Android users go around talking to people on the street saying “Hey! I’m an Android user, and I want to justify my existence!” lol!

  • Devilsephiroth

    Ehem! I’m not interested in buying anything with an apple logo . In fact I Dont even eat apples or apple sauce anymore . They left a bad taste in my mouth

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    63% said they wouldn’t want a “superior” device no matter the cost? Mind blown!

    • JazzoRenee

      “superior” here is a _ have a seat.

      • a.youth.in.Asia

        Huh? Chris Hanson?!?

        • JazzoRenee

          Yup that’s right….. O__o

  • http://twitter.com/ElfAndroid Android Elf
  • 744Mech

    Well I’m one of the 65% that are not interested in buying an iPhone no matter the price.

    • Bigwavedave25

      Ditto.
      No sense in dating a supermodel if she is stubborn as an ox and just isn’t any fun after 2 days… I’ll take the girl next door.

  • 4D331

    i say a great ideas is if you could buy parts that you can than put together to build your own android device…i know you can do it..but i’m talking about getting overthetop pieces to build the device…so you would get Sharps or LGs new 5inch 440ppi display, add + the powerful quad core S4 pro processor with the adreno 320 GPU and be allowed to create a design online and have it manufactured and sent to you…this would just be amazing…and unique.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thelolotov Jacob Davis

    I was absolutely mortified by the prospect of these questions.

  • http://twitter.com/jigga2k Jigga

    Android users want cutting edge technology, and Awesome navigation app.

    • a.youth.in.Asia

      iOS users want the image of cool and awesome and rich… But it’s pathetic when the ghetto is walking around with their innovationPhone 4/4s and 5s when they’re about to be thrown out of their house and their chitlins are eating ramen noodles

  • SleekGN

    I guess I’m one of those 30% that don’t her spam text/call, but I’m on the 63% that switches phones just for the bling.

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      Yah brah eyez here wattchu beez sayunz, eye iz allz boutz datz bling sclun and or daughtah, ungggghhhh! Eyez beez reppin my phown, and eyez beez likez “yo, chex owtz my blingz sclun!” allz dayz evriez dayzzz!

  • Inquizitor

    Tim, the title is a play on Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (But Were Afraid to Ask)”. It’s a pretty funny joke (and a great movie).

  • jay_peter

    I’d get banned from this site if I said what I really thought of Android users. Politely put, though, I don’t think they’re very smart. You’d have to be missing some serious brain cells to choose to use that steaming pile Google tries to call an OS.

    • Guest

      As opposed to being brainwashed into buying the OS Frapple stuffs down the throat of the people?

  • http://twitter.com/jawndotorg John Hall

    I would like to see this same set of questions done by the same group about iPhone users (that way, we know it isn’t skewed).

  • TheMan

    Oh yea, this is news. hold on robin, it’s getting stupid in here.

  • JulianZHuang

    I’m using galaxy nexus and buy i5 at the end of this month. Thank goodness I’m not in that 63%, don’t want to live in a well for the rest of my life.

    • T_Dizzle

      You would rather be herded and led like a lamb.

  • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

    Of that 63%, probably about 30% are just being stubborn fanboys that hate the idea of Apple and refuse to give the iPhone a fair shake.

    I imagine that you’d see a lot of those users agree to at least consider a Windows Phone if numbers and reports indicated that the Windows platform was catching up on the app front.

    Disclaimer: I’m a fanboy of giving myself the opportunity to find the best device by making sure I keep an open mind no matter my biases and preconceived notions.

    • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

      It’s confirmed. This site’s readers have become more biased than most of the Apple fanboy sites. It’s a shame because a lot of the writing is pretty fair. Oh well, I guess I’ll just find a site with more objective comments. It’s a shame Rootzwiki doesn’t have a blog like this one: they seem to be a more levelheaded lot.

  • SD_Scott

    I’m part of the 63%

    • Trevor

      Me too. I’m honestly not against Apple; I just don’t like iOS at all.

  • nightscout13

    I don’t see why these are questions I wanted to ask but ok…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chop-It-Up/708490175 Chop It Up

    Ting nuh mon, you ask these questions so? Ask how my Android users watch the movie Blade Runner religiously?

  • http://twitter.com/TheNintendo64 Drew

    I’d like to see an infographic for iPhone users.

  • S.Ober

    I never get any calls from telemarketers. Only bill collectors. I wish they would stop calling. lol

    • belsonc

      Pay your bills and they will. (before the flame war starts – I’m not saying pay everything in full every month – if you can’t, you can’t, but having worked for a CC company before, you’d be surprised how many people just don’t even bother with the minimum just because they can’t pay the whole thing. Seriously – pay SOMETHING. Talk to the people sending you the bills, come at them in good faith and you might be surprised.)

  • Glen

    FREEDOM is one of the biggest reasons to choose Android phones. We want to be able to use the full potential of our phone’s hardware and software. We want to customize our user experience. We want the option to choose apps from third parties–even as we accept the risk that some programs may not be of the highest quality (and will happily be deleted).We want to have the option to choose from multiple phones from a wide variety of manufacturers that are more nimble and adept at incorporating the latest hardware advances. Let the free market system work for us. We chafe against restrictions placed upon us be manufacturers (yes, you, Motorola) and carriers (yes, you, Verizon) because we love FREEDOM and are willing to take responsibility for any missteps we might take in order to give us the best user experience on the best phones and tablets on the planet.

    • Dillon Brown

      ‘merica f*ck ya!

    • Ber

      Dillon Brown’s crude reply is curious given that he has posted comments that roughly echo the sentiments in the statement above. Just click on his name to visit his other posts.

  • http://twitter.com/TurboNegro7791 Tyler Hills

    Shout out to all my 63 percenters out there!

  • j__h

    I have had problems with Spam calls, already on do not call list. These calls are of the Scam variety. I just started using an app that uses a community blacklist that seems to be working really well, it has blocked them all so far (4 calls so far now). But it costs like 8$ to keep the updates to the blacklist so it is really expensive. we really need a Google Spam blocker for calls like in Gmail.

    • mgamerz

      Its called Google voice and its free.

      • j__h

        please share how without changing my phone number?

  • Diablo81588

    Stupid infographic. I didn’t learn anything.

  • TROLOLOLOL

    I for one dont want a cheaper plan or better coverage…

  • paul_cus

    I’m part of that 50% that buys a new phone just because I feel like changing it up. It’s an expensive habit.

    • JustTrollin69

      You and me both, brotha, you and me both.

      • dmagicp

        Yep, so about to buy the Note 2 just because I want it lol!

    • Greyhame

      Guilty. Hope VZW comes out with another Nexus tho, or I might be stuck for awhile…

      • MikeCiggy

        I really hope VZW get’s a Nexus…

        • Sp4rxx

          uh … they do?

          • MikeCiggy

            I meant a new one… Oops

      • http://twitter.com/PhilStout Phil

        if they don’t.. i’ll be holdin out for the GS4

    • TSY87

      note 2? yeah, I have that problem too.

      • New_Guy

        I want one of those immediately…

        • Aaron Decker

          I want one 4 weeks ago. Take my money samsung! Take it dang it!!!! TAKEEE ITT!

    • New_Guy

      Me as well, but it’s really the only thing that I slurge on so it’s only expensive about every year and a half :)…

    • fixxmyhead

      at the rate they keep popping android phones it gets stupid cuz u can only enjoy them for about a month then the next best thing is out. a waste of money unless u sell them. if u keep them its stupid cuz seriously in the end there just phones. u wont be using that thing 5yrs from now

    • Stevedub40

      I used to be in that boat, that is, until they did away with unlimited data :(

      • kennyidaho

        Never worried about unlimited data. True phone wh*res buy and sell in contract all the time, upgrades are just like a sweet yearly bonus, and another excuse to get a phone. Most of the times you can flip your old phone for enough to nearly cover the costs of a new one, profit even.

        • mikeym0p

          Being on Verizon, I feel it’s so much easier to do on GSM carriers, if I do end up switching to AT&T or T-mo (when they get international carriers) I’ll start doing this more.

    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

      I’d bet more like 80% of D-L readers buy phones just because they feel like changing it up. Can you even imagine waiting until your current phone was lost or broken? Depressing! Another Note 2 vote, btw.

  • Fattie McDoogles

    That sounds about right… except for the solicitation one. I don’t get any solicitation at all.

    • Lucky Armpit

      Me either. And I’d go back to a flip-phone or a “feature phone” as Verizon calls it before I go to an iPhone. They just don’t make any sense to me.

    • MikeCiggy

      I get calls from Washington every single day!!!! My number is fairly new to me and the person before me was obviously not to bright. I’ve been working hard to get them to stop, I have 4 numbers blocked currently might have to use my fifth one if they call again.

      • Abhijeet Mishra

        Isn’t there something like a “Do not disturb” (DND) facility in the US which stops all such calls once registered? Here in India we simply register our number for the DND service and bam, no more calls from either the carrier or solicitors. Even have the option to selectively block calls by type.

        • Dan

          There are exemptions from the do not call list, surveys and political crap amoung them.

  • http://twitter.com/Joshuavonbuck Joshua Von Buck

    i’m sure that everyone would like a cheaper phone plan and better coverage, lol.

  • Aaa

    #4 and #5 directly contradict each other. :(

    • Fattie McDoogles

      Not really… Thats like saying. Most drivers prefer cheaper gas prices over bigger, faster more powerful cars. But most people by new cars because they want something different.

    • MikeCiggy

      They want to spend less on their plan and more on their very cool new devices.

  • T4rd

    Sounds about right from what I’ve observed. I’m not sure why that solicitation part is relevant though. I would think who gets your phone number in order to solicit a product or services would be entirely irrelevant to what type of phone you’re using.

    • http://twitter.com/turdbogls Turdbogls

      agreed…back in the day of my flip phone, i got a lot of spam…simply because i was careless about what i did with my number (friggin ringtones)
      ever since i have been on android, i haven’t gotten a single spam message in over 2 years.

  • picaso86

    “63% don’t pay taxes!” – Mitt Romney

    • sc0rch3d

      an apparently the only people that “matter” in the country are the middle class – POTUS

      • MikeCiggy

        what middle class?

        • Abgar Musayelyan

          i think middle class was that period back in high school between nutrition and lunch.

    • aye_winchell

      yes the poor poor uber wealthy, those poor bastards have just had it so rough, won’t someone please think of them and their children! sniff sniff.

    • http://profiles.google.com/drastik651 Jim Kalista

      politics on an android blog again…..

    • rstat1

      Try 47%. Nice try though.

    • Guest

      Try 47%. Nice try though idiot.

  • Chris Pinola

    Hmmm, are they trying to imply that Android apps solicit your phone number regularly? It would be interesting to see that 70% figure compared to other platforms…

    • James

      Perhaps….and for good reason… take a look at their website

    • aye_winchell

      i think its odd the combined the stats for spam and telemarketing (not that its not spam) i have had my number for a while, before i even had a smartphone actually, and i have always gotten 2 or 3 per week, i know the number i just ignore it, not gonna waste my time try to stop it. so i don’t think that the 2-3 i calls i receive each weak are in any way related to my os, or any apps i may or may not have installed. And i have received maybe 3-4 spam texts in the last 2 years, so it’s unlikely that they are app or os related but more likely number or carrier related.

  • KB26

    I’m proud to be in that 63% :D

  • MikeSaver

    i was so afraid to ask those questions

    • Tim Buchanan

      I’m still afraid.

      • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

        Apparently someone was filming me when I read those questions:
        http://i.imgur.com/b4jWE.gif

        • BangIShotYou

          They filmed you several years ago before Android was a big thing? Those sneaky, sneaky people!

          I’ve seen Mean Girls too. That scene was hilarious.