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Thursday, 23 September 2010 10:55

Most smartphone users don’t care about apps

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A survey conducted by Deloitte has revealed some interesting trends in the smartphone market. It appears that many users don’t buy smartphones for their flexibility and apps, but rather because they just get better hardware.

The survey found that only 18 percent of smartphone buyers claim to have been swayed to purchase a smartphone due to app functionality. Most went for smartphones because they offered better hardware and more functionality. However, despite this some 65 percent smartphone users download and use apps on a regular basis.

Users also appear to be ditching specialized gadgets such as MP3 players or standalone GPS devices in favor of smartphones. It turns out that 42 percent of smartphone users have reduced or completely eliminated the use of MP3 players, while 28 percent have ditched their GPS devices. Users are also turning away from handheld game consoles and FM radios.

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+6 #1 dtzy 2010-09-23 13:09
I agree to that,, I just get apps for any feature I need that's not w/in my phone..

There may be ten thousands of apps but who really needs all of them. At least I don't, and I also don't put the number of apps in app stores in the equation when getting new hardware
 
 
+3 #2 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-23 14:38
From an apple-raging-lunatic survey, most of them bought apps for their iPhonies and after a few days those apps either had a reduced usage or no usage at all.

Basically smartphone apps have a buzz of a few days.
 
 
+3 #3 GrumpyOldMan 2010-09-23 15:12
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Woman love their phones. Alot don't know what it can do.

If I see a car crash in front of me and need to call 911, I want a goddamn phone.

No logon, login, press screen to unlock crap. Give me 0-9 pound and star.
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+5 #4 nele 2010-09-23 15:23
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
From an apple-raging-lunatic survey, most of them bought apps for their iPhonies and after a few days those apps either had a reduced usage or no usage at all.

Basically smartphone apps have a buzz of a few days.



Exactly, most of them are basically glorified toys...

In fact, come to think of it, the most useful thing I ever installed on my phone was a flashlight app... And some sort of texas hold'em game.
 
 
+1 #5 yourma2000 2010-09-23 18:55
I think most people are more bothered about their facebooks & emails rather than apps which is why they bought a smartphone, I guess the phone still remains focused on what it was invented for, communication
 
 
+1 #6 Fud_u 2010-09-24 04:51
I use an iPhone then Android. Honestly, I don't need more than 20 apps on my machine. But I would like include a Fudzilla apps in my must haves.
 

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