Android Owners Ready To Ditch Their Phones As Soon As iPhone 5 Comes Out

Android owners have little loyalty to Android as compared to the iPhone, according to a note from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster this morning.

Munster surveyed 216 mobile phone users in Minneapolis about smartphones. Not exactly rocket science, but a good way to get the pulse of consumers and gauge interest in Android and iOS going forward.

According to his research, 94% of iPhone owners plan on buying another iPhone, while just 47% of Android owners plan on buying another Android phone. 42% of Android owners think they’re going to switch to an iPhone.

As for BlackBerry owners, just 26% expect to buy another one. 67% plan on buying an iPhone.

Munster also sees great “pent-up demand” for the newest iPhone from Verizon customers since Verizon owners have only been able to buy the iPhone 4, which was a six-month old phone when it hit the carrier’s shelves. People held off on buying one since they thought a new phone was coming in a few months.

For these reasons, Munster thinks Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone market will explode when the iPhone 5 hits Verizon’s shelves, which might not happen until October.

Here are the charts from the Munster on his survey:

Piper Jaffray Smartphone Survey August 2011

Photo: Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray Smartphone Survey August 2011

Photo: Piper Jaffray

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