Android smartphones continue to predominate as products for lower and moderate socioeconomic groups, both active users as well as those aspiring to have newer Androids. Several traditionally disadvantaged groups have higher market penetration rates than those historically advantaged. As overall Android smartphone penetration has dropped among Americans during the pandemic, adoption faltered the furthest among disadvantaged groups. However, two upper socioeconomic groups have higher penetration rates than five years earlier.
This TUPdate looks at the profile of American adults who currently use or intend to use an Android smartphone along several lines: the socioeconomic group they are part of, their life stage, employment status, and age.