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Nearly one in five Android users plan to switch to iPhone

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:33PM EST

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Android may be the best-selling mobile operating system in the world, but it still doesn’t inspire the same level of loyalty from its users as Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone does. Barron’s reports that a new survey of more than 2,000 smartphone users by Robert W. Baird analyst William Power shows that 48% of Android smartphone users plan on buying another Android device for their next smartphone while 17% say they plan to buy an iPhone and 34% say they’re undecided. The story is much different for fans of Apple’s smartphone, however, as 77% say they plan to buy an iPhone for their next smartphone, with just 5% planning to switch to Android device and 18% still undecided.

And yes, in case anyone was wondering, Power’s survey showed more awful news for RIM (RIMM), as just 2% of BlackBerry users said they were planning to purchase another BlackBerry smartphone.

The survey also threw more cold water on the idea that a Facebook (FB) phone might be successful, with just 7% of respondents saying they’d be interested. The idea of an Amazon (AMZN) phone was much more appealing, however, with 51% of respondents saying they’d be interested in purchasing a Kindle Fire-like smartphone.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.