By now you have probably seen quantitative Market Intelligence report from IDC that shows an explosive growth of Android smartphone shipments.
I finally found time to correlate these numbers to our “qualitative to quantitative” Customer Satisfaction research numbers from Customer Satisfaction with Windows smartphones rise by 18% report. We extended original IDC table with Customer Satisfaction columns and dropped Operating Systems that we do not track Customer Satisfaction for.
Additional Year-over-year Change columns for Customer Satisfaction and Market Share also provide additional insights into this very interesting and dynamic market segment.
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It is easy to see a strong correlation between dramatic increase in a Window Phones Customer Satisfaction and explosive rise in its Market Share, however the drop of iOS Market Share despite a double digit increase in Satisfaction, does remind us about distinctive difference between correlation and causation. We often tend to forget it-particularly when it suites our biases.