Motorola DROID users can't get enough of its' browser

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Motorola DROID users can't get enough of its' browser
Owners of the Motorola DROID can't be bothered. Since the phone launched last Friday, those who bought the Android powered handset have apparently been spending most of their time surfing the web with their device. According to a web analysis company, more than one out of every three mobile internet browsers using an  Android OS is surfing from the DROID. According to the Get Clicky web site, 3.1% of  those mobile browsing on the internet are using the browser that comes with the Schaumberg , Illinios based company's sizzling hot Android 2.0 phone. In comparison, 1 in 2 surfers using a cellphone has his fingers tapping on Apple's iPhone. The DROID has been considered by many to be the first device that is a legitimate challenger to the iPhone. Both handsets have highly reviewed browsers that use Web Kit and the Verizon phone's stats after just 6 days looks like a sign that after the LG Voyager, the LG Dare and the BlackBerry Storm and Storm2, customers of the nation's biggest wireless operator can surf the internet going toe to toe (or keystroke to keystroke) with the Safari on the iPhone. We have some data in the form of charts from Get Clicky that shows a snapshot of internet usage from two days this past week.

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source: GetClicky via Brighthand




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32 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

DROID needed 100,000 more Android Apps to match iPhone Apps, so enjoy it. May be next year iPhone come to Verizon and DROID will fade away from people mind because people love iPhone or they may choose a different Android phone.

4. anarkie

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

Love the obnoxious fanboyism. "We have Apps...We have Apps..." Enjoy your Apps, but Apps alone don't make a phone good. How is your signal, call quality, battery life, and quality of service? I don't own an iPhone. I don't plan to. But on Verizon I don't drop calls, my phone lasts all day with heavy use, my data speeds are nice, and I have no issues with anything in general. When I was on AT&T, I dropped calls, quality faded in and out, Didn't use data, so I can't comment there, and had to deal with some of the worst CS outside of Comcast. I hope people with iPhones on AT&T are as happy with AT&T as I and others are on Verizon. THIS is why the DRIOD has a good chance to be a great phone.

8. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Before the Droid launched, the Android platform had 10,000 apps. In less than two weeks, that number has grown to 12,000. With an open development platform and America's largest network subscriber base, how long will it take before the Android marketplace catches up with Apple? And besides, how many tip calculators and fart generators do we really need? The big question should be what is the rate of kept apps vs. unused/uninstalled apps. That should be the real metric of the quality of the apps.

18. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i have the droid, and i've found more than enough apps to satisfy my needs.

30. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

+1 Sir Anarkie

2. me.

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

from my experience surfing the web on a phone other then iphone is wasting of time , just my opinion.

3. sgtslayer321

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

you must not have used the Droid

5. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Amen to that! This blows it out of the water.

11. MattCropley

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 11, 2009

hands down i have had both iphone and now droid. No comparison to it. Droids web pages are amazing.

19. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the droid's browser is amazing, it's like browsing web on an HDTV.

6. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

the droid is in a holenother ball game

12. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'll say this much: The reason Droid users are using the internet non-stop is because Verizon did it right this time. They got a phone with excellent abilities to browse the Web.

26. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

my lg dare's web browser is really good so what the hell you talking about

29. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

True my friend.......the fanboys finally have a good device to put the old fashion 90's CDMA network in a real test.......but wait they can't do voice and data at the same time ohhhhhh droid will be better if is HSPA, sorry Fanboys....!!!!

7. dandirk unregistered

arrrrgggg!!!! Everyone just needs to get off the iphone/iphone hater dick! iphone haters! Face it, Apple revolutionized the smartphone industry with their UI and seamless integration of all the features of the phone. Just like with the ipod they made features easy to use for everyone along with adding usability of every feature of the phone in every application. From geo location to a in phone level program. They drastically improved mobile web browsing to the point of being usable, something even blackberry struggled with. iphone lovers! Face the facts, the competition is catching up. Others have seen where the iphone excels and is providing the same functionality in Android and other devices. The information/application integration is getting there too. Phones like the droid/eris with android are becoming an actual comparable competitor to the iphone. Like it or not This is good for EVERYONE. People now have a choices which is good and forces all these companies to be innovative and searching for the next usability feature. Smartphones are actually becoming usable product for everyone now, not just techies that can download an app from some forum and install/run it. This is good for me, though I am a techie... I couldn't stand the upkeep and fiddling with winmo, blackberry was my savior. If I wanted to tweak etc, I would have gotten another computer. I gave up some flexibility but gains long batt life and "just works" device. Now other smartphone options seem to provide the same experience I wanted from my BB...

9. Templer16

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 09, 2009

Amen brother! Whats funny to me though in the war of what phone has a better browser Iphone, Pre or Droid no one ever mentions (include phonearena) the HTC Imagio (which they gave a 9.5). I have used all 3 devices and hands down the Imagio with Opera Mini beats all 3 in terms browser capibility and ease of use. Zoom bar > Pinch zoom -2 cents

10. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I don't hate any device because they're merely pieces of plastic and metal. What I do hate is when people talk about a phone as if its a gift from God. There have been plenty of phone that have done what the iPhone can do. Yes apple revolutionized the way we browse the internet on the phone and the way we interact with it (apps and pinch zoom feature) but other than that what else? Also I can guarantee that if the iPhone were manufactured by another company,say for example Samsung and had the same exact specs,capabilities and apps it wouldn't nearly be as big as it is. Apple is genius which it comes to marketing their products. They could put a turd in a box put their logo on it and call it the iTurd and still sell millions. Haha. I give apple props when it comes to their producer and marketing. But you apple lovers act as though its the best thing out solely because apple made it. P.S. I posted this using my Droid. It took me a total of 3 minutes. Use the Droid web browser with an OPEN mind And you will like it.

13. Literati

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 22, 2009

Lol! Are you serious?! My girlfriend has an Imagio, and while I like the phone overall, the browsing experience leaves a little to be desired. It's slow, the scrolling is not smooth. The Imagio is a great winmo phone. The browser is good, but it's not as good as the Droid and the iPhone's.

14. dandirk unregistered

I agree Apple marketing and their following create more mystique then the actual features but all in all apple does a great job with UI's for normal people. I could be wrong but Apple stroke of genius was integration, everything was relate-able to everything else. Games use the motion sensor, apps too. They made touch screen truely work. Winmo was way behind by using a stylus.

15. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Pinch Zoom was not revolutionized by apple. Microsoft has had pinch zoom on the "Microsoft Surface" years before apple even thought of making the iPhone. Multi-touch was also impletemented on the "Surface" and can do 52 points of contact for things over than fingers, credit cards, cell phones, storage drives, laptop computers, UMPC can all semmelessly and wirelessly sync with the Surface. Windows 7 is incorporating the multi-touch expereince with with the $10,000 surface and making some of the features available on $1200 desktops and laptops like Dells Lattitude Laptops and HP's Touchsmart All-in-one Desktop PC. Apple copies microsoft for innovation and Microsoft copies apples "pretty" UI. Microsoft leads the world in new tecyhnologies, all apple does is make it pretty.

17. merc56

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 16, 2009

Don't really think you deserve the -6 in the post rating, except for maybe your first line, could do without that. I do have to agree with you that the iphone was the first and only, for a while, to bring the whole web browsing experience to the 21st century. By them doing this they have brought competition to the marketplace. Now even Apple is gonna have to step up. Have you seen the display on the Droid !! AMAZING !! I guarantee that Apple will step up with the next generation of iphone. They have to now, and I would put money on it that they will. Apps: Apple does have more, by a longshot, but honestly, how many of them are just fluff? I have been on the Android Marketplace since I got my Droid on the 6th and feel that even with 12,000 apps there is a ton of fluff there too. But, 2000 apps in the last week added?? watch out !!! PS, I am writing this on my macbook pro and have PC's as well. Just switched from a winmo phone as well. So I really have no bias either way. I just like what I like....

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i know right, isn't it the best? and watching youtube videos in HD is beautiful because of the droid's wide screen!

23. dandirk unregistered

Yeah the first line is below the belt but I am so sick and tired of iphone lovers think that NOTHING out there has any value, and that iphone haters cannot recognize how good of a device it is (for it intended use, personal smartphone).

25. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I think the whole beef with iPhone was it was just rubbed in everyone's face who had one. For the same reason you get mad when you see your broke ass neighbor driving an escapade. Everyone had on and everyone was so absorbed it was annoying. That's why I hate the iPhone not cause of lacks of network or any other of the BS. It turns people into zombies. I sat at an Olive Garden watching a single mom have dinner with her 2 kids under 10 years old and she couldn't even pay attention to them she HAD to touch it just to see if someone texts her in 5 seconds. I've stood in line for a movie and watched a guy just flicking through it, he wasn't accessing, browsing, emailing or nothing...he was controlling that's it, zombiefied. That's what I hate about it, there's nobody out there that actually uses it, its a ME TO phone and a show off toy to touch and slide around. People ruined this phone not apple. ... I TOO am on the Droid and Screw "theman10" he's an idiot wasn't impressed.....OK...... -3 for you

16. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 2009

I was not impressed with the Droid at all.

21. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

you sir deserve a -1. :-)

22. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

I never had an iPhone but I do have an iTouch and also a Droid. I will be selling my iTouch because I have no need for it anymore. The Display is better on the Droid and I have found all the apps I could want on the Droid and a lot more free apps. All the good apps in the app store for the iTouch are priced but I can pretty much get anything I want on the Droid for free. I really liked the iTouch and it was a great device but the Droid is just as good if not better. It also seems faster than the iTouch and that is with the iTouch on WiFi. The only thing the Droid could use is a better battery but I have been fooling with the phone like crazy since I got it and once I stop playing around with it for no reason the battery will last longer. However, the navigation is great. Its like I bought a GPS and not a phone. I don't mind the keyboard and gets easy to use quickly but I wish they could have put a number line on and it would be centered. Last but not least I love the feeling of the phone. It's heavy and very solid. Some people might not like the weight but it is nice to feel like it is put together very well. Some apps I recommend for the Droid: Ringdroid - Lets you create your own ringtones from your music. Very easy to cut the part of the song you want as the ringtone or notification. Mabilo - Some good ringtones on it. Retro Clock - Very nice simple digital clock and date Sorry for any grammatical mistakes...I didn't feel like reading over the post.

24. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i love it too bro!!

27. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

i just finish seeing a droid commercial on television and i said to my self damn thats a badass phone; oh wait i have that phone hehe..............

28. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Iphone beat the droid lonnnnngggggg, another iphone killer up, another iphone killer down....!!!!

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