In a few hours from now, Google is about to announce its Nexus One phone amidst spectators and media pundits. So, it is interesting to note ChangeWave’s December 9-14 survey of around 4,068 consumers showing that 4% of the respondents who own a smartphone are using Google Android OS and 21% of those respondents who are planning to buy a smartphone said that they will most likely get an Android phone.
Whether that Android phone is going to be the Motorola DROID or the Google Nexus phone remains to be seen. But the good news is that the Motorola DROID seemed to have successfully paved the way for the Android OS to fully roll out to the smart phone market, something which the previous Android phones failed to achieve.
Looking at the changes in the data from previous ChangeWave survey – the 21% of respondents who plan to get the Android phone equals to 15% increase from the survey in September while those who are currently using phone running on on Google Android equals to to a 3% increase from September data.
Another interesting to note from the survey results is the fact that among the smartphones, it is only the Android phone and RIM/Blackberry OS Â buyers which increased from September to December 2009. Â Future buyers of the iPhone, Windows Mobile phone and Palm OS/Web OS have all decreased.
And things will definitely change once the Nexus One phone is finally announced and hopefully released the soonest time possible. With the Nexus One hype rapidly building up, it is undoubtedly going to be an Android OS year, unless of course Apple comes up with something new – iPhone 4.0 perhaps?