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Report: iOS users more likely to browse on their mobile device than Android owners

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Report: iOS users more likely to browse on their mobile device than Android owners
Apple users dominate the mobile web

Apple users dominate the mobile web

With iOS users making up 62% of mobile web browsers on NetMobileShare's network, it seems that Apple controls the mobile web. On that network, Apple users have increased from 52.4% of users to the current 62% from June 2011 to May 2012. During that same time period, those Android operators on NetMobileShare's network rose from 14.3% to 19.7%. Android fans who say the glass is half full can point to the larger percentage increase in Android browsers over those 12 months (37.8% vs Apple's 18.3%), but the bottom line is that iOS has three times as many users on the network than Android has. The data is based on the number of hits on its clients web pages. The network receives more than 160 million visitors monthly.

Part of the reason for this discrepancy is that the Apple iPad owns 95% of tablet based web traffic. Still, there are many more smartphone users around the globe and Android owns a nice lead in smartphone marketshare. In fact, according to Gartner Android had a 56% share of the global smartphone market in Q1, compared to 23% for iOS. There can be only one explanation and that is that Apple mobile device users love to surf the web more than Android users do. Sure, there will be those who will say this has to do with some advantage that mobile Safari has over Android browsers, but both platforms allow for a usable browsing experience.

source: Fortune

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posted on 02 Jun 2012, 14:24 6

1. RoyalTroll (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Ofc iOS browsing is more fluid than ***droid

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 17:18 3

33. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


No, just because iOS users need more time to view a webpage due small screen size. Additionaly, people that are used to view desktop user agent sites get lost in forced mobile or tablet agent sites.

Not to mention SIri, you can bet its data traffic is 100% included in the above chart and skyrockets data usage.

And iCloud?

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:13 1

52. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Woah, excuse after excuse after excuse.

I don't think how much time you spend at a particular website plays any effect at all. Doesn't google have it's own cloud services? And does Siri really account for 3x the mobile browsing?

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:34 3

60. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Siri doesn't account for any web browsing because it tracks browser traffic. He's obviously one of the fanatics

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:39 1

61. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't think that Siri and Cloud usage are counted in this statistic.

Mobile Share Methodology by netmarketshare.com:
http://www.netmarketshare.com/mobile-methodology.aspx

FAQ:
http://www.netmarketshare.com/faq.aspx

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 19:24

63. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


ROFL!!!! Trollers, so adorable....

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 19:41 1

64. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)


And you're obviously a welcher with no shame, honor, or decency. What a joke of a man.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 15:48 7

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Do you believe everything that AT&T says?

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 14:28 8

2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


And yet Android users have 4G. Lol.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 15:28 5

16. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


According to AT&T...so do iPhone users...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 16:11 4

23. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


with the new 5.0 update the iPhone 4s can pick up HSPA+.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 17:45 1

38. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


HSDPA

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 17:53 1

41. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


sorry buddy.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:09 2

45. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Seriously? It was a joke...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:12 2

50. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


AT&T is the absolute definition of sarcasm quotes...unless we are talking about terrible service or raising prices. I thought you guys were better than that...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:23

58. baldilocks (Posts: 758; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


AT&T works better for me than any other carrier does....

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 19:42 2

65. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)


Fascinating. So how is that not apple playing catch up? Puuurty sure 4G has been damn near a standard in Android for quite some time now.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 20:50

81. bongky (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Hmm...it won't be adopted widely before iPhone releases. Best example, The new iPad launch caused almost every carrier (Asia) to adopt 4G technology. Bottom line is, technology may exist for a few years but before Apple adopt it, carriers will unlikely introduce it.

So yeah, puuuuuurty sure 4G is a standard in Android but Apple is the trend setter.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 20:55 2

82. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Bottom line is, technology may exist for a few years but before Apple adopt it, carriers will unlikely introduce it."

Sorry, but it is stupidest thing that I have read today!

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 21:11 1

86. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Bottom line is, technology may exist for a few years but before Apple adopt it, carriers will unlikely introduce it."

Or maybe, at least it is in your country. Malaysia - Kuching, right?

But in mine opinion it is nonsense.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 22:03

90. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


And you believe everything coming from Droid_x_Doug? So kindly remind us when ATT was going initate that hostile takeover of Tmobile.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 22:05

91. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Or iPhone users using a 4G mobile hotspot.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 10:36 2

121. LionStone (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Which is painfully slow and pathetic compared to 4G LTE as even my buddy said when he showed me the results from his speedtest when he got his 4s.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:22 1

133. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)


Holy sh*t guy, by far the dumbest thing I've read in this topic. You have outdone taco, which I did not think was possible. Hang your head in shame!

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 14:35 3

3. RoyalTroll (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 May 2012)


And yet the web pages look better on the iphone

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 14:38 6

5. Pings (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


With that 3.5'' screen? Hahahhahahahahhah

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 14:40 1

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Could you please explain more widely and proof your statement? Or maybe you are just trolling?

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 14:50 10

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Small is better for the troll.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 15:26

15. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


EFF. Dislike button is me. Accidentally hit it. Meant to hit the like button and now can't change it. -_-

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 15:32 1

17. RoyalTroll (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Have you ever had an iPhone or are you just hating, your mad cause you can't afford a high class item, that's why you settle for lower end models smh

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