The brainchild of Jim Cramer, The Street pointed out that despite the large marketshare advantage that Android owns globally, 69% of new apps started by developers in the first quarter were written for iOS while 31% were written for Android. That stat from Flurry Analytics seems to contradict other stats, but does make sense when you look at the numbers from Net Applications. Those figures show that 61.2% of all mobile web traffic comes from the mobile Safari browser while only 18.6% of mobile web traffic belongs to those using the stock Android browser.
already explained the fallacy of the latter statement about updating the operating system and we are sure that not only would many of our loyal readers disagree with the other statements, they would also shoot down The Street's opinion that Android users have no loyalty to the platform.
Before a posse is put together to march to The Street's offices carrying torches, just understand that this just an opinion and everyone is entitled to have one, no matter how wrong you might think it is. It is also a matter of interpreting the numbers. Take the Wi-Fi figures that the blog relies so heavily on. It just so happens that Apple iPhone users need to be on Wi-Fi to get the clearest look at YouTube videos while Android users can get the same sharp look using 3G. In addition, until iOS 6 is released, Face Time users have to use Wi-Fi for the video chatting feature to work. Thus, iOS users have extra incentives to use Wi-Fi that Android users don't have.
We're not saying that someone's opinion is wrong. What we are saying is that there could be different reasons for the numbers that The Street so quickly uses in an attempt to prove its point. They say that the numbers show that Android users are clueless about their phone while we just pointed out other legitimate reasons for the figures.