Latest stats show iOS with 65% share of mobile browsing traffic
The third most used platform for mobile browsing is Java ME which can be found on many featurephones, and owned 10.22% of the mobile browsing market last month. BlackBerry's 1.87% share of mobile browsing barely beats out the 1.49% for Symbian. Windows Phone is next followed by Kindle, with shares respectively of .61 and .47% Part of the reason for the large lead that iOS has over Android is the oft-cited statistic that the Apple iPad is responsible for 95% of the mobile web traffic for tablets.
source: Netmarkets via AppleInsider
3. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
i mean i have an iphone and i use safari a lot but im thinking about downloading chrome and using that instead.
4. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
its not worth switching yet... even tho safari is in need of some chrome like features... chrome for iOS itself is lacking at the moment.
8. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
ill probably check it out and see how i feel about it.
62. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Have you tried out Dolphin yet? Everybody loves Dolphin :)
5. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
looking forward to the iOS 6 safari features...
9. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
More like Apple 55, Android 45. Android 20%? B.S.
27. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
you browsing on mobile agent in iphone
but on android you take full sites with desktop!
when i browse internet sites thinks that iam on linux and desktop browser
many more people do that on android and that's why iphone has more mobile traffic
with this tiny screen
30. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Actually you're just making an excuse. People just like the browsing experience better on an iPhone and that's why they use it more.
34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
or... your a moron. hmmm.. which should we choose..
option A) android outsells apple like crazy and has a higher installed user base, yet more people on iphones (that buy them for its simplicity) are using their browsers.......
or option B) your a moron
37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Well according to recent studies a droid users aren't very tech savvy. Can't even turn on wifi.
40. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
i dont own a droid and i can turn on its wifi.
58. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
If you dont know how to turn on wifi on a phone you shouldn't own a smartphone. seriously.
59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
that wasnt a STUDY you moron, it was a Blog written by a person with an agenda that extrapolated his points from the most minimal of facts that had little to nothing to do with his assertions.
Can you be more dumb?? seriously? Do you wake up in the morning and go "wow, i wonder just how dumb I could get!?"
63. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
When you first turn on an Android phone, there is a widget right there on the home screen for toggling various things, like wifi, bluetooth, gps, etc. How credible do you think that study was? If someone can't figure out, that pressing that button on the homescreen that says 'Wifi' turns on the wifi, they shouldn't even have a smartphone. Really. Quit trolling, use some logic.
31. Immolate (Posts: 296; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Hopefully IOS 6 will help its uses turn on Wifi so they don't wind up getting stuck with a huge data overcharge.
Joking aside, many sites recognize a mobile browser and then (badly) attempt to resize itself appropriately. On both Chrome and Dolphin, you can easily tell the browser to pretend to be a desktop browser, which makes that problem go away. Considering the sales and market share data available, it doesn't really make sense that iPhones/iPads are using 2/3rds of the data (assuming in the US) when so much of their competition is on LTE.
I'm going to second the BS on this one.
35. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Well if you look at recent studies android users are technologically illiterate. 70% don't even know how to access wifi on their phones.
Being that they can't do simple tasks it's not surprising they don't browse the web a lot.
41. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
that was also an article written by alan f. PA's own eyesheep.
43. Immolate (Posts: 296; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
You're missing it taco. Using more mobile data doesn't make a phone better or worse. I have no problem accepting that IOS users use more data if I could see a logical reason for it. In this case, it flies in the face of other things that we know for which we have more-reliable data.
So a good (if speculative) argument for you would be that tablets use a lot more mobile data and Apple owns the tablet market, to which I would say that, in my experience, tablets are almost always used on wifi, and that just because phones are smaller, doesn't mean they use less data when observing content. Phones and tablets, with the notable exception of the iPad (don't call me 3), have about the same number of pixels.
So I'm thinking but not coming up with a good reason to drive much greater usage on IOS than Android. And while your theory that IOS users are so much more intelligent than Android users that they consume data at a much higher rate is possible, so is the idea that earth is just one big intergalactic Truman Show. Possible but not terribly likely. I call BS because I can't make the study fit the evidence in a plausible way.
44. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You're leaving out that android has a terrible user experience for web browsing
45. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
i can see that the ipad would be a huge contributor to this study. more people would prefer to have the ipad at a cheaper cost and on a plan than buying it outright.
48. BattleBrat (Posts: 1251; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
That's because our phones actually get a SIGNAL.
You're holding it wrong LOL, the 4s (which I had for a bit) got an OK signal, but the RAZR gets CRAZY good reception, a result of epic MOTO radios
50. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
anything is better than exploding SGSIII
64. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The 4S was having accounts of exploding too, so don't even bring that up. Every phone has their faults, just some (like the GS3 and 4S) take it to the extremes.
32. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Why is this a news article? We already were able to prove how inaccurate it is as many of can change our browser agent. Next....
33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
No you haven't proved it. Am I going to listen to a random Internet poster OR a professional company that analyzes data for a living.
36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
then you should leave the site, because you interact with random internet people, not a professional company.
42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You guys are just funny. You want to believe so bad that android is better.
Android is the new feature phone OS. It's users don't browse the web, access wifi or even download apps.
The usage pattern of android users is talk and text
55. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, that statement by you, Taco, really shows just how ignorant you are. I see Android and Iphone users alike where I work and live at using their respective phones for texting and surfing and app using.
When it comes to being tech savvy, Android users in my area, that I have seen, appear to know more about their phones, but I am sure that there is a fair amount of tech savy iphone and android users, as well as their opposite counterparts.
52. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Taco, we had this same article back in May or so, and myself and a few others proved on how we can just change our agent on our phone so that it would register as us surfing with Safari. That is proving it. Besides, why do you care so much?
60. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yup, my screen captures are still on the WWW for everyone to see. go for it. They are right beside my 2 day battery life pix. :)
39. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Hey guys just curios how do you justify to yourselves that every study that shows iPhone is doing well is false? Don't you think if this data is wrong someone would notice?
46. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
It's not that the iPhone is doing well, nobody is saying it's "false" and nobody is saying the data is wrong.
The point is that when I go to a website on my Galaxy Nexus it shows as a desktop computer running either Safari or Mozilla. NOT an Android phone.
If you understand that concept, it will make perfect sense that there are people who are skeptical of a study showing something like this study shows. If the study went on to mention that they take into account the fact that some/most/ANY Android phones do not show up as a "mobile device" then maybe people wouldn't be so skeptical.
How hard is that for you to understand? Are you honestly so f**king stupid that you can't grasp a simple concept?
Do everyone a favor, before you post, think. Then, don't post.
54. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
if it is anti-iphone, taco cannot comprehend it.
61. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
actually the article is pro iPhone because iOS is dominating in browser usage.
72. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
So, by that token, you believe every story you read? You never question the validity of a study? Did you go to college? You seem unable to think for yourself, and you are not alone as millions of Americans are just like you - uninformed and/or uneducated enough to make a valid opinion or decision....pretty sad, but that is the state of our country.
49. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Sorry, but NetAplications is irrelevant. Check Statcounter for such stats:http://gs.statcounter.com/#mob
53. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
does this know what phone we use despite changing the agent?
51. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
sorry coulfd not log into PA using Chrome went back to Safari and here I am
70. kurejikame (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
In regards to whether iOS users or Android users are more tech savvy, I don't think you say as a whole which group is more tech savvy. Yes, Android can be rooted, and iOS can be jailbroken. But really how hard is it to do it? If you search, you can find step by step instructions on how to do either. Most of which require you to download a program that does all the hard stuff for you. I don't find anything too tech savvy about that. On both sides there are going to be tech savvy people and people who don't have a clue of how to do anything but the basic functions of their phone. Now as far as the article that stated 70% of Android users do not know how to access their wifi, that's a case of someone looking at data and making assumptions. While there are probably some users, there is no way that the overwhelming majority does not know how to toggle their wifi on, and it would be fair to say that there are probably a handful of iOS users as well that don't know how to either. There are a number of reasons why users wouldn't turn on their wifi. Maybe they don't browse the internet that much and only use it to look things up occasionally. Maybe they have LTE and their speeds are the same or faster than their wifi connections. Who knows? But there are too many variables to come to the conclusion that they flat out don't know how to turn wifi on. Same goes for mobile browsing. With user agents, they cannot pick out if something that is showing up as a desktop is actually a phone or not. And there are even user agents that show the device as an iPhone or iPad. With so many possibilities for error, it's too hard to say for certain which platform makes up the biggest part of mobile web traffic.
71. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4166; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I wish I could give you a hundred thumbs up just for that plethora of logical words.