Report: iOS users more likely to browse on their mobile device than Android owners

Report: iOS users more likely to browse on their mobile device than Android owners
Apple users dominate the mobile web

Apple users dominate the mobile web

With iOS users making up 62% of mobile web browsers on NetMobileShare's network, it seems that Apple controls the mobile web. On that network, Apple users have increased from 52.4% of users to the current 62% from June 2011 to May 2012. During that same time period, those Android operators on NetMobileShare's network rose from 14.3% to 19.7%. Android fans who say the glass is half full can point to the larger percentage increase in Android browsers over those 12 months (37.8% vs Apple's 18.3%), but the bottom line is that iOS has three times as many users on the network than Android has. The data is based on the number of hits on its clients web pages. The network receives more than 160 million visitors monthly.

Part of the reason for this discrepancy is that the Apple iPad owns 95% of tablet based web traffic. Still, there are many more smartphone users around the globe and Android owns a nice lead in smartphone marketshare. In fact, according to Gartner Android had a 56% share of the global smartphone market in Q1, compared to 23% for iOS. There can be only one explanation and that is that Apple mobile device users love to surf the web more than Android users do. Sure, there will be those who will say this has to do with some advantage that mobile Safari has over Android browsers, but both platforms allow for a usable browsing experience.

source: Fortune

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152 Comments

1. RoyalTroll

Posts: 32; Member since: May 16, 2012

Ofc iOS browsing is more fluid than ***droid

33. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

No, just because iOS users need more time to view a webpage due small screen size. Additionaly, people that are used to view desktop user agent sites get lost in forced mobile or tablet agent sites. Not to mention SIri, you can bet its data traffic is 100% included in the above chart and skyrockets data usage. And iCloud?

52. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Woah, excuse after excuse after excuse. I don't think how much time you spend at a particular website plays any effect at all. Doesn't google have it's own cloud services? And does Siri really account for 3x the mobile browsing?

60. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Siri doesn't account for any web browsing because it tracks browser traffic. He's obviously one of the fanatics

64. ApphoIe

Posts: 78; Member since: May 31, 2012

And you're obviously a welcher with no shame, honor, or decency. What a joke of a man.

61. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't think that Siri and Cloud usage are counted in this statistic. Mobile Share Methodology by netmarketshare.com:http://www.netmarketshare.com/mobile-methodology.aspx FAQ:http://www.netmarketshare.com/faq.aspx

63. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

ROFL!!!! Trollers, so adorable....

2. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

And yet Android users have 4G. Lol.

16. JeffdaBeat unregistered

According to AT&T...so do iPhone users...

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Do you believe everything that AT&T says?

23. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

with the new 5.0 update the iPhone 4s can pick up HSPA+.

38. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

HSDPA

41. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

sorry buddy.

65. ApphoIe

Posts: 78; Member since: May 31, 2012

Fascinating. So how is that not apple playing catch up? Puuurty sure 4G has been damn near a standard in Android for quite some time now.

81. bongky

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Hmm...it won't be adopted widely before iPhone releases. Best example, The new iPad launch caused almost every carrier (Asia) to adopt 4G technology. Bottom line is, technology may exist for a few years but before Apple adopt it, carriers will unlikely introduce it. So yeah, puuuuuurty sure 4G is a standard in Android but Apple is the trend setter.

82. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Bottom line is, technology may exist for a few years but before Apple adopt it, carriers will unlikely introduce it." Sorry, but it is stupidest thing that I have read today!

86. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Bottom line is, technology may exist for a few years but before Apple adopt it, carriers will unlikely introduce it." Or maybe, at least it is in your country. Malaysia - Kuching, right? But in mine opinion it is nonsense.

133. ApphoIe

Posts: 78; Member since: May 31, 2012

Holy sh*t guy, by far the dumbest thing I've read in this topic. You have outdone taco, which I did not think was possible. Hang your head in shame!

121. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Which is painfully slow and pathetic compared to 4G LTE as even my buddy said when he showed me the results from his speedtest when he got his 4s.

45. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Seriously? It was a joke...

50. JeffdaBeat unregistered

AT&T is the absolute definition of sarcasm quotes...unless we are talking about terrible service or raising prices. I thought you guys were better than that...

58. baldilocks

Posts: 1462; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

AT&T works better for me than any other carrier does....

90. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

And you believe everything coming from Droid_x_Doug? So kindly remind us when ATT was going initate that hostile takeover of Tmobile.

91. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Or iPhone users using a 4G mobile hotspot.

3. RoyalTroll

Posts: 32; Member since: May 16, 2012

And yet the web pages look better on the iphone

5. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

With that 3.5'' screen? Hahahhahahahahhah

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Small is better for the troll.

17. RoyalTroll

Posts: 32; Member since: May 16, 2012

Have you ever had an iPhone or are you just hating, your mad cause you can't afford a high class item, that's why you settle for lower end models smh

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I tried an iPhone 4S to compare it to my Droid RAZR. Screen was too tiny. No LTE. I passed at that point. BTW, the price for the RAZR was $100 more than for the iPhone. It wasn't price that moved me away from the iPhone.

31. RoyalTroll

Posts: 32; Member since: May 16, 2012

Really? Last time I checked the price dropped for the razr

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