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Android survey results

Published Jan 14th, 2010 10:07AM EST

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Last night we posted a friendly survey asking some easy questions about Android. It included the devices that it runs on and also what everyone loves and dislikes most about the platform. We had an awesome response to it in a pretty short time period (over 2,800 completed surveys since last night), so here are the results!




Over 40% of you own Motorola DROIDs (not hard to imagine), and a whopping 11% own Google Nexus One devices. Obviously, this isn’t going to be the norm outside of BGR and the tech world, but still pretty interesting. It also looks as if none of you care about the Motorola CLIQ or Samsung Moment.

We asked what everyone’s favorite part about Android itself was, and as you can see, people seem to be loving the awesome Google service integration on the platform. Customization, as would be predicted, is a pretty big thing as well as the ability to install any application you want, safe or unsafe.

Here’s where it gets really interesting even though this isn’t exactly ground breaking stuff… 33% of you said that the lack of high quality applications is what you hate most about Android, and 24% said the media sections were severely lacking (music player, video player, etc.) But, all hope isn’t lost as when we asked if you could travel back in time and either dump your Android phone for a different one, or even a non-Android handset, only 17% said they would.

Lastly, we asked what Android needs the most to continue competing in the smartphone market, and unsurprisingly, 32% of you said “better applications.” 22% of you said you’d like to see handsets start to get more streamlined and for Android to be a little less fragmented. The 13% that said they’d like Android to be faster or more responsive might have been coming from last-gen hardware like the Hero, myTouch, Eris, or G1 — but hey, Android is still a little slow for us on our Nexus One…

Thanks so much for taking the time to take the survey!

Jonathan S. Geller
Jonathan Geller Founder, President & Editor-in-chief

Jonathan S. Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.