iOS users seven times more active online than Android users

iOS users seven times more active online than Android users
According to NetApplications, iOS users are seven times more active online than Android users. NetApplications checks data on 40,000 websites it monitors, and can tell which platforms' users are going online the most. In this case, even though Android has an 85% share of the smartphone market, compared to the 11.9% share belonging to the Apple iPhone, the data showing which OS users are active online is much closer.

According to NetApplications, 44.62% of those online are Android users, while 44.19% are using an iPhone. But considering the nearly 7 to 1 advantage that Android has in market share, you would expect Android to hold the same lead online. Instead, both iOS and Android have captured nearly the same percentage of online use. That would mean that iOS users are showing up online about seven times more than Android users.

The reason for this discrepancy has to do with the lower-end Android models being sold in emerging markets. Many consumers in that niche of the market are interested in buying a phone just to make phone calls. Shocking, we know, but it does explain the data. It also explains why developers continue to favor writing for iOS over Android.

We should point out that this is the first time that Android phones out numbered iPhone models spotted online by NetApplications. Still, the fact that it is so far from the 7 to 1 advantage that Android has in handset market share, is a sign that iOS users are much more active online than Android users.

source: NetApplications via Forbes

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58 Comments

1. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Phonearena writers are confirmed to be seven times more prone to writing useless articles than other tech sites

4. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Phonearena users are confirmed to be seven more times hateful against iPhone articles than other articles.

8. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Too bad I own an iPhone.

50. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I remember a post 2 years ago stating that IOS owners are the number 1 Net visitors and writers where bragging that iphone users are more educated than androids users, now when Android passes IOS in online activities, they came up with the 7 to 1 propaganda, and this proves nothing, as less that 1 of 7 android phones are high-end, and the rest are between mid and low-end phones and other appliances such as wearable, TVs, etc...

14. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

It only proves that android users has lot of important things to do than browsing and playing apps on their smartphones all day. And being stuck on your phone is not one of them.

16. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

exactly. It prove that iphone user is just a kiddy/oldguy who browse all day. or we can't believe in NetAplication, their data is FLAWED.

39. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Or quite possibly "The reason for this discrepancy has to do with the lower-end Android models being sold in emerging markets. Many consumers in that niche of the market are interested in buying a phone just to make phone calls. Shocking, we know, but it does explain the data."

40. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

If it was other way around you who have praised the hell out of android . Your fanboyism amazes me .

46. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Post #40

47. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

android phones have bigger screen, so the users don't have to spend 7 times more time zooming and reading the content. Iphone screen is 7 time more difficult to read. I am iphone hater and I own iphone 5s.

48. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Worst fanboy excuse of the book. I could easily say that Android phones sport a bigger screen, which attracts more web browsing. The fact that for 8 years the iPhone has always been leading in overall global usage with an 11% or so (shooting numbers here) market share against the "King" platform with an 85% market share definitely disproves many Fandroid claims. I own an iPhone and a Nexus, and I love both. One more than the other on certain days and vise versa, but I use my iPhone more as a daily driver.

57. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I don't know about others, but my Iphone 5s screen is very small to me, and I need to zoom and scroll to read anything. it's your choice to like Iphone and use iphone as a daily driver. I simply can't do that because of small screen. I use my phone as memory stick as well to transfer files from my pc to laptop which is easy for me. also I use nfc a lot, at home , in car to automatic enable bluetooth, play music in my car, at office to change settings like enabling wifi, disabling bluetooth, change sound settings to silent mode. I can download files to my phone directly. I install most of the ROM from xda developers, and try them. I change themes/launchers most of the time. I use samsung s5 for navigation in my car, iphone screen is very small. I can do this with current android phones, or most of them even in windows phones. but not in iphone. So I hate it and I use iphone only for reading office email. It's my office phone and I can't return it or change it. it's your choice to love both and use iphone as a daily driver. But I have used both,and android phone is useful , easy and convenient. And my 'The best' fanboy, read some articles on your iphone and same article on other phones like samsung s5, htc M8, sony xperia z1,2,3, bigger screen Lumia phones. you may get premium feeling reading in your iphone, but it's easy and less stress to your eye while reading in other phones. my comment was not android fanboy comment, I don't mind switching to windows or ubuntu phones, if they have decent specs big screen and good battery life.

52. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

if you really own an iPhone and hate it then you the the stupidest person to have ever walked this earth .Why would anyone own a phone they hate.

56. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I started hating after using it. and I can not return it because it's my company phone. I don't think only fanboy will love bigger screen. then why do u think iphone 6 is coming with bigger screen? Its because they know many customers now a days like bigger screen and because it is easy to browse, play games, and do more thing, see more.. I own nexus 4 and samsung 5s and I like nexus 4 more and use it as a daily driver and check company email 1-2 times a day at home (max 5 min use), but I do charge iphone battery 3 -4 times a day. Its standby battery life is not good.

23. dilse

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

so ios sucks your time...

45. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

This Prove That Android Users Have A Life..

55. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

In other news ??iOS keeps falling under as Android wins in web usagehttp://www.androidauthority.com/ios-android-web-usage-413770/ What To Believe ??

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yet you made an acct.

54. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

This just in: on average, Android users waste 10% of their time online, while iPhone users waste 70%. Seriously, and this is to all users of phones: nothing that happens on your phone is actually something that happened. If you move your phone six inches to the left, that stuff you're looking at now is called "life". Put the phone in your pocket. Talk to the people around you. Pick up a tool. Build something with it. Give it to your child or your grandchild. There is a time to dwell in the dim shadows of your life. You'll be in a nursing home when that happens, so you have plenty of time.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Having a wider share doesn't always paint the bigger picture. There's a lot of cheap android phones out there, some as low as $30. A lot of those phones are barely able to comfortably browse the internet without some hiccups since some are running older versions of Android.

7. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Im impressed! Something happened to you? anyway first +1 for you

41. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

agreed.

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1760; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

and here comes the 2nd for you. With most (if not all) android phone around $50 or lower, it would be hard for me to even want to use my data. They are just... plain bad. I would say the Alcatel One Touch Evolve is an example. It's just so bad.

3. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

so it takes 7 ios device to keep up with one android device....

20. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Dat logic.

42. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol...You high bro ?

43. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

You and the people that recommened your comment are idoits. First of all you have that completely backwards because the article clearly states Andriod outsells the iPhone 7 to 1. So what you should have said was it takes 7 Android phones to keep up with 1 iPhone.

49. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Not really. In terms of OVERALL GLOBAL USAGE, iOS has always led by big margins in #1. How many Android phones does it take to change this bright iOS lightbulb?

5. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

My question again; How many cheap android phones are out there??? Many cheap android smartphone users(possibly below $100 or $50) don't browse or do almost nothing on their phones. Based on this BS, you could reach the conclusions such as; iOS users have more income, they buy more things online, they are smarter, more intelligent, well educated, less criminals etc... sounds rational, huh? If there were iphones cost you less than $100, iOS and Android would be same on this Please stop promoting BSs cause it is totally biased and annoying

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I live in Finland and while iOS has third place in marketshare, I see iPhones being used most often (in train, bus, streets, restaurants etc.).

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