Apple iPhone users browse the web more than Android users do

Apple iPhone users browse the web more than Android users do
The latest stats from mobile ad network Chitika shows that in North America, Apple iPhone users were responsible for 53.1% of the mobile web traffic coming from smartphones last month. Android devices were used on 44.5% of mobile web traffic attributed to smartphones. What makes this interesting is that Android has the larger smartphone market share in the region.

Besides the advantage in sales, most Android handsets do have a larger screen than the iPhone, which would seem to give Android an advantage when it comes to browsing the web. This might say something about Safari, which has always received high marks.

Windows Phone users are responsible for a slim 1% of the smartphone related mobie web traffic in North America, while BlackBerry has an even slimmer .8% share. According to Chitika, Windows Phone's share of this web traffic has remained flat over the last few months. The mobile ad network says that this is a sign that iOS and Android phones will continue to own the vast majority of smartphone sales in the region.


source: AppleInsider

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69 Comments

1. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I wonder if this has anything to do with the data compression android web browsers use to help people reduce data used. I'm not sure how the back end works or how these figures were calculated but chrome (and opera before that) reduced my web browsing usage by 40% looking strictly at data usage.

3. wilsong17 unregistered

or it could be that many android user have they phone rooted with adblock or running custom rom.. also we have many webbrowser in the play store we aso have desktop mode

8. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Many? Geeks are always the minority. Go on a busy street and ask 100 random people if they ever rooted their android phone.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android just doesn't have access to one browser type. Plus what about incognito browsing on Android, something you don't get in Apple or other platforms. So these stats mean nothing.

16. Sauce unregistered

Lmao. Uneducated much?

28. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I should have said for mobile and not included all platforms. But it still stands with incognito tabs on Android you are browsing anonymously. So that Android users won't show up on these stats. No rooting or blockers of any kind are needed. In fact the stock Android Chrome browser works beautifully.

48. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Incognito browsing? It doesn't hide anything from servers.

14. Sauce unregistered

Regardless, doesn't Android "rule the world"? The amount of rooted phones and adblock still wouldn't change a thing compared to how many people who DO NOT even know how to do these things. Remember, we are on a tech website, we are not the mass majority general public.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When's the last time you looked at Android? The stock Android Chrome browser without any rooting or blockers will give you an incognito tab.

43. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hey...no use talking with those two women, Sauce and 96...they are just a couple trolls....just a heads up for you...

45. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Safari has had this for a while.

65. Somark

Posts: 18; Member since: May 12, 2014

Or it could be simply that iOS users are generally more sophisticated and web literate :)

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Seems like denial to me

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Squinting through that tiny screen, must be a torture

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Totally agree, tiny screens are awful. btw why your name is "Greek geek" ?

32. mattmasi303

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

My thoughts exactly lol

4. jjjsong

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

One thing I noticed on ios is it tries to preload the page even when you're not done entering the URL in the address bar. That means during the process when you're typing in the address bar, it may be loading 3 pages already that you don't intend to visit.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think the stats here show its more to do with Android incognito browsing.

29. stealthd unregistered

Safari on iOS has Private Mode, it's the same thing.

60. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

And neither of those have anything to do with data usage stats collected by providers. Sorry to break it to you. Those private browsing modes do nothing but delete cookies and history. Has literally no effect on these stats.

66. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

shhhh incognito mode means the server has no clue who he is. No site like, ping my ip or whats my ip will ever know what I am doing since I am in 'private' mode. No all it does is not keep info on your device to use later when you browse after you have closed the tab. not much more. sorry.

5. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

This is because my user agent is set to Safari...rite?

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It can....awesome spelling skills, Brosephine...

17. Sauce unregistered

brosephine*

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

35. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow...now you two love birds use the urban dictionary? Awesome...good to see that education is not sinking in America...oh, wait a minute...it is

38. Sauce unregistered

Also, you spelled "dude" wrong. Glad to see that education is not sinking in your country as well…oh, wait a minute…it is.

40. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wrong, again, fake developer..look it up...Google 'Dood'...it is a real word...I created the name 'NETWORKDOOD' over a decade ago....I use Dood because of the sound when someone would drag out the 'u' sound in dude. Wow, you and 96 love to troll...at least dark has some common sense that I can respect...

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