Apple iPad dominates tablet generated web surfing; Amazon Kindle Fire is a distant second
posted by Alan F. / Sep 17, 2013, 1:56 PM
The information, coming from analysis of tens of millions of mobile ad impressions, reveals that at the end of June, the various generations of Apple iPads in use accounted for a whopping 84.3% of internet traffic coming from a tablet. The Amazon Kindle Fire slates were a distant second at 5.7%. Samsung Galaxy tablets were third with a 4.2% share. Apparently, tablet users have more of an affinity for apps than they do for browsing the web, but that doesn't explain the large gap between those surfing the web on an iPad and those using an Android device.
Other figures of note. The Microsoft Surface tablets account for .5% of the internet use that comes from a slate while the BlackBerry PlayBook accounts for .4%. Among Android tablets only, the Kindle Fire family is responsible for 42.5% of tablet based browsing. 27.7% of Android browsing comes from Samsung Galaxy tablets while 7.2% comes from the Google Nexus 7.
source: Chitika via Forbes
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Wow, I'm surprised it is still that significant. I would have expected this 2 years ago...not anymore.
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 2:02 PM 4
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Surfing the web? We don't have time for that. As an android user, most of my time is used up by changing ROMs 3x per day. Running benchmarks, downloading task killers, automation apps, battery saving apps, ad killers, overclocking apps, and more benchmark app and ROMs. We would love to surf more but we just don't have the time.
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 2:11 PM 15
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They sure don't. Listen, I really don't care for Apple phones, Android is my preference. However, when it comes to tablets, Android tablets just plain stink, period, including Nexus 7. I thought you guys needed a bigger screen to surf, Lol
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 7:31 PM 1
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All of my friends (and myself) who use an android tablet set the user agent as iPad so that it reports itself as an iPad to sites. This way you get iPad optimized websites instead of android phone optimized sites. I have a feeling that may be throwing the number off. A lot of android tablet users are power users and likely use this trick too.
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 2:16 PM 2
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Plus Android have multiple web engine available, Webkits, Gecko, Presto, etc... And the browsers that use those engines could be set to desktop mode if the user chooses. iPad use Safari web engine, other iPad browsers apps are only allow to use a subset feature of the safari engine. That why i only use Apple iPad Safari browser cause its the best internet browser for iPad.
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 7:01 PM 0
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When you have a glitch free product people will buy it and use it. When I had my Samsung pad it was glitchy and not fun to use. I have it to a family member ( poor sucker) and bought a iPad. What a differance
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 2:40 PM 3
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But but but that fandroid on PA said that Apple is dead? How can this be?
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 2:05 PM 9
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I really do not know how anyone can take Chikita seriously anymore. Everyone else is reporting sane numbers like 30% and 40% for either Android or iOS and even a few for WP but Chikita has been reporting 90% for iOS since last decade. I really do not know by which metric they measure versus everyone else that they get such a high discrepancy. Oh well, not that it matters, hopefully it just pushes everyone to be better.
posted on Sep 17, 2013, 2:17 PM 3
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