Latest stats show iOS with 65% share of mobile browsing traffic

Last month, iOS continued to dominate the mobile browsing market with more than 65% of the mobile internet traffic, up from 62% in May; the next most heavily used platform for mobile browsing is Android with just under 20% of the total...
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2. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Good for Apple. Next.

3. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 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: Feb 22, 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: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ill probably check it out and see how i feel about it.

62. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Have you tried out Dolphin yet? Everybody loves Dolphin :)

5. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

looking forward to the iOS 6 safari features...

24. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I'm not! Yay! ^^;

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I call B.S on this one.

9. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

More like Apple 55, Android 45. Android 20%? B.S.

10. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

you are wise my apprentice. lol

27. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Well according to recent studies a droid users aren't very tech savvy. Can't even turn on wifi.

40. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i dont own a droid and i can turn on its wifi.

58. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

If you dont know how to turn on wifi on a phone you shouldn't own a smartphone. seriously.

59. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

that was also an article written by alan f. PA's own eyesheep.

43. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're leaving out that android has a terrible user experience for web browsing

45. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 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: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

anything is better than exploding SGSIII

64. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

then you should leave the site, because you interact with random internet people, not a professional company.

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