Over the weekend, we posted about a pant-crappingly stupid (and biased) survey posted by Silicon Alley Insider called "WHY WOULD ANYONE EVER BUY AN ANDROID PHONE? Take Our Smartphone Survey And Tell Us!" A few dozen of you posted in the comments to criticize just how biased SAI was with the survey, and a large number of you followed through to take it.

It looks like they may have realized the faux pas - to an extent, anyway - as they closed that one down (without tabulating the results) and reopened a new one. On the upside, the new survey has a new title: "OUR SMARTPHONE SURVEY: Please Take It!" On the downside, it's still biased towards the iPhone, with questions like this (which is asked no matter what you've selected earlier, and doesn't replicate for other devices):


Pictured: a perfectly unbiased survey. For science!

And on the... well, no particular side... it looks like they've wizened up a bit:


I'm counting the fact that they added this question as a personal victory.

I'll just leave this here. You know what to do. Again.

[Source: Silicon Alley Insider]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • http://www.droidmatters.com DroidMatters

    Something tells me that they'll keep redoing the survey until the results favor the iPhone...just saying. :-)

  • Coldman

    And we'll keep making sure that it doesn't win. Until all questions have only 1 answer: 'iPhone'

  • squiddy

    Hahahaha I should put every answer in favor of Android (as much as that is possible anyway) and then answer 'apple fan site" for the "where did you hear this" question! It'll confuse the he** out of 'em!

    • jim

      lol...ya that's what i did

      • http://www.wix.com/Gigitsu/Gigitsu/Home GigiAUT

        ditto :P Android FTW!

    • Ritz

      Lol that's exactly what I did as well.

    • cosmic

      I almost did the same but seeing the bias in the poll they probably would just publish that one result and say "See Apple is better because 90% of the people taking this poll came from Apple fan sites! Shut up about the other results and look at the fan site result!"

      Picked other just to be generic.

  • http://androidexpress.wordpress.com/ Nate Kimmey

    "What is the MOST IMPORTANT factor to you in choosing a particular smartphone?" Hardware isn't an option. They really don't get Android...

  • http://www.vapersforum.com/member.php?u=2812 Slighter

    I hate apple

    good answer

    survey says????????

  • http://androidized.com Lucian Armasu

    It looks like Apple paid them to take a survey for them, to see what people want in the next iPhone or something.

  • Andrew

    Whoever wrote the survey is certainly biased, but I am sure the motivation is consumer information. It is interesting to run into this bias elsewhere -- places such as NPR and even Popular Science. With Android the more egalitarian and now ubiquitous platform however, this bias should disappear from all but the most elitist realms of snobbishness.

    • http://www.wix.com/Gigitsu/Gigitsu/Home GigiAUT

      That's one thing I don't understand about the "Apple Mindset". Because someone buys an Apple product, it supposedly makes them cool and part of an Elite. But it's a bit ironic when so many people are walking around with Apple products. Where is the "Elite" in that?

      • cosmic

        Apple in PC vs Mac: "Think different."
        Apple mobile OS wars: "Be cool and don't think."

        Thats what it feels like at least.

  • Joshp406

    God I hate bias

  • Dan-O

    And it's down...

  • android!

    I think they are making one that says

  • Bodymassage

    Survey's closed

  • N1-n-Done

    Hey you should see the article they posted with their "Results". These suckers just don't learn do they.

    "Most Android users say they won't consider buying an iPhone because they "hate Apple.""

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/smartphone-survey-results-2011-4#ixzz1JtRLZp46