Windows Phone 7 Scores High in User Satisfaction Survey

Today's smartphone market is dominated by Google's Android operating system, but it seems that the platform still cannot offer level of satisfaction that other platforms out there deliver.

Only 50 percent of Android users declare that they are very satisfied with the choice they made when purchasing Google's operating system.

Windows Phone 7, the mobile platform that Microsoft pushed on the market in October last year, scored higher in a survey from ChangeWave Research.

57 percent of those who acquired a Windows Phone device are very satisfied with their choice, it seems. When combined with the satisfaction rating that Windows Mobile received, the percentage goes down to only 27.

“But in an encouraging sign for Microsoft, we continue to see a big difference between the high Very Satisfied rating for Windows Phone 7 (57%) vs. the much lower rating for Windows Mobile OS (14%),” ChangeWave Research explains.

“Even so, the higher Windows Phone 7 rating has yet to produce a sustained momentum boost for Microsoft in term of buyer preferences.”

However, the leader remains Apple's iOS platform, with 70 percent of users saying that they are very satisfied with the experience they receive from the platform.

RIM's BlackBerry operating system goes to the last position, with only 26 percent of users saying that they are very satisfied with its.

Although the Very Satisfied ratings might show that Windows Phone is among the leading platforms on the market, Google's OS and Apple's mobile operating system are those who rule the smartphone segment.

“The Apple iOS and Google Android OS continue to dominate preferences for mobile operating systems, according to the latest ChangeWave survey results,” the research firm explains.

iOS dominates users' preferences when it comes to the purchase of a new platform, with 46 percent of them interested in it. Android is on the second place, with 32 percent, while RIM's BlackBerry platform landed on the third, with only 4 percent.

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