Usually when someone picks a mobile operating system, they tend to stick with it. This is because switching platforms usually means having to get used to a whole different system, giving up certain platform-exclusive features, and also having to purchase a bunch of apps all over again. This can get expensive if you’ve been using that platform for a long time.

However switches do happen from time to time, and companies such as Apple and Google love touting how many users hop onto their platform, as well as promoting tools to facilitate the switch. But the question is, why do people even switch in the first place? Thanks to a recent survey conducted by PCMag (via MacRumors), it has provided some interesting insights as to why.

The survey was conducted with 2,500 participants and as you can see in the table above, the portions highlighted in red show one of the main reasons why users from one platform hop onto another. In the case of iOS users switching to Android, it seems that price is a leading factor, which is hard to deny when you can get quality Android phones for half the price of an iPhone X.

As for why Android users switch to iOS, it appears that a “better user experience” is an overwhelming factor. It’s interesting that other factors such as faster software updates don’t play that big a role in users switching, nor does the quantity of apps, but what do you guys think? Any OS switchers out there agree with the results of this survey?

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