Google’s Android mobile operating system has been out on the streets for more than a year and has changed the smart phone market! ChangeWave’s December of 4,068 consumers found that the Android operating system causing a stir in the smart phone market with the Motorola Droid as the biggest and most immediate culprit.
Among those who currently own a smart phone, ChangeWave found that 4% say they’re currently using Google’s Android operating system, which is a 3pt jump since their survey in September. They also discovered that 21% of those planning to buy a smart phone in the next 90 days say they would rather have the Android OS on their new phone, which is a gigantic 15pt jump in just three months.
Three months ago, Android OS was tied for last place in consumer’s preferences among all the major mobile operating systems. However, since then it has exploded into second place just behind the iPhone OS X. The iPhone OS X remains the number one choice for operating systems but has fallen 4pts.
The Motorola Droid stands out as the biggest and the beneficiary of the growing demand for the Android OS. Motorola is showing an enormous 12pt jump in future buying, which is the first increase for Motorola in a ChangeWave consumer smart phone survey.
The Apple iPhone continues to lead all other major cell phone manufacturers in customer satisfaction levels with 77% of owners reporting they are very satisfied with their iPhone OS X. Android ranks second with 72% saying they are very satisfied.
Personally, prior to my Motorola Droid, I was the owner of a Blackberry Storm and I am now 100% satisfied with my Droid as compared to the 10% satisfaction level I had with my Storm. What are your thoughts? Are you happy with your Android device or looking to switch to one due to dissatisfaction with a different OS?