Most Moms Prefer Android Smartphones to iPhone [Infographic]

by: Brigitte NovabosNovember 14, 2011

Gone are the days of forgetting doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping lists, and daycare pick-up schedules. Today’s moms are smarter and more efficient than ever.

The Modern Mom now more heavily relies on smartphone technology in running the household, making sure needs are met, errands and chores are done, and each family member is taken care of.

And, the Android mobile OS is the preference among moms–with nearly 3 times as many users as the iPhone. Do we hear a woot? :)

A host of applications have also been developed with moms’ special needs in mind. To stay in touch with family members, we have the Life360 app at our disposal. To help with organizing and keeping track of schedules, Mom can make use of the Cozi or Instant Playdates apps.

Just to illustrate how heavily our modern mothers rely on smartphones to help get them through the day, Life360 registered members were surveyed and the majority (52%) say they use their smartphones within 5 minutes of waking up.

A whopping 78% also say they do something on their smartphones before going to bed. Still, 28.7% would not give up their smartphones for something else even if it’s just for a day.  But, dangle a day at the spa as if it were a carrot in front of moms, and 32.4% would willingly forget their smartphones for a day.

Discover more fun new tidbits about moms and smartphones in the infographic created by Life360:

Are you a mom and do you use a smartphone?  What’s your preferred operating system?  And, what would it take to have you give up your smartphone even for just one day?

  • Cory Saffer

    More moms have android smart phones because the technology isn’t as important, and they go and get the “Free” or “practically free” phones (which doesnt exist with iPhones) I have an android, but this is a stupid argument. If you did a poll of what moms would rather have if they were both free, then it would be an argument.

    • EEEEGGGGGxactly. I’m tired of these polls – SCRATCH that. I’m tired of people trying to extract a comparison between android and iphone FROM polls like this. The information here is fantastic, and telling in many ways, but has NO BEARING on Android vs iPhone.

      This poll clearly shows that moms find the technology to be LESS IMPORTANT than shopping, spas etc. Therefore, they OF COURSE are not spending the money for an iPhone when they can get the same thing essentially (and in my opinion more) for much, much less.

      So of course more moms favor android, because more moms (and more people in general) OWN android than iphone because there are MORE ANDROIDS on the market. It just is what it is.

      As Cory says – you can never truly draw comparisons between iPhone and Android, until they are both marketed the same way. Until you have one or two androids that cost comparable to the one or two iphone choices in the market, there is no way to know what someone actually prefers as it relates to the actual device or operating system.

  • Kinchas

    Mom’s like being able to have a pic of their kids as the background for their home pages….psychology 101. Followed by organize the most important parts of their day…and 5 to 7 homepages to organize the most important apps in their arsenal. Mom’s like choice…because you can’t multitask without it. And yes, Mom’s like economical….something Apple doesn’t do well.

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