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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Chitika: iOS Mobile Web Share Continues to Trump Android




Chitika Insights has released a new six-month study that has found that iOS devices' mobile web share has grown 2% over the past two months while Android devices' mobile web share has decreased 2%. The data spans the six-month timeframe of May 27th, 2012 to November 27th, 2012 and includes devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Kindle Fire HD, the Nexus 7, iPad mini, iPad fourth generation and iPhone 5.
According to the data, the share for iOS is at 67% while Android sits at 33%. Over the past six months, iOS has been hovering around 65% while Android hovered around 35%. The peak of Android's share was 40% in late August, which Chitika attributes to the strong sales of the Galaxy S III. That peak softened after the release of iPhone 5 and the new iOS tablets.

Chitika notes that Apple's significant advantage in tablet sales with the iPad and iPad mini is the biggest factor in the mobile web share dominance. Apple also has its' iPod Touch line contributing to its share, while Android's popularity and share is mostly due to smartphones.

The data is also suggesting that users don't switch between mobile operating systems, according to Chitika. They note that if their suggestion is true, Android manufacturers are competing with themselves while Apple is in no danger of a dwindling user base.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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Coz of all those moms with their $149 Android phones that they only use to make calls on
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:17 AM   #3
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Coz of all those moms with their $149 Android phones that they only use to make calls on
Couldn't agreed more

In the US, lot of them are free.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:25 AM   #4
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Couldn't agreed more

In the US, lot of them are free.
It's too bad carriers make them look free. In the end, the only real difference you're paying after 2 years is what... about $100-$200? Looking at $3,000 for a "free" or $3,200 for a nice phone it become obvious that you're not saving much, but oh well. Capitalism ftw.
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It's too bad carriers make them look free. In the end, the only real difference you're paying after 2 years is what... about $100-$200? Looking at $3,000 for a "free" or $3,200 for a nice phone it become obvious that you're not saving much, but oh well. Capitalism ftw.
iPhone 5 16GB is "free" in all Hong Kong carriers with a 24-month contract.

The problem is that Apple doesn't sell them through the online store nor the physical store until today, nearly 3 months after launch. The only possible way to get an iPhone is to sign a contract with your carrier and get the "free" phone.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:51 AM   #7
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I feel like the heaviest Android users would be those who root, and the first thing you do when you root is you install an ad-blocker which blocks any connections to servers serving ads. This would block ads in the browser as well as in apps.

I'd like to see stats from Akamai or Google Ads to see how the data compares
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Coz of all those moms with their $149 Android phones that they only use to make calls on
Other younger Android users probably spend most time playing free* games on their phones.
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Other younger Android users probably spend most time playing free* games on their phones.
Ah, yes, referring to the other thread...
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Coz of all those moms with their $149 Android phones that they only use to make calls on
More likely its all of the $1 dollar 3gs iphones in use
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For me, browsing with the larger screen and ad blocking capabilities of my Galaxy Nexus are superior to the experience available on my 4S (and I'd imagine the 5).
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For me, browsing with the larger screen and ad blocking capabilities of my Galaxy Nexus are superior to the experience available on my 4S (and I'd imagine the 5).
i prefer flipboard.

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I feel like the heaviest Android users would be those who root, and the first thing you do when you root is you install an ad-blocker which blocks any connections to servers serving ads. This would block ads in the browser as well as in apps.

I'd like to see stats from Akamai or Google Ads to see how the data compares
i feel like rooted devices make up about 1-5% of the android market share. certainly not enough to double the web share to match iOS.

if a significant percentage of android devices ran ad-blocking software, google would a serious problem on it's hands.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:05 AM   #13
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I definitely fit into the last paragraph. I won't change, I've spent a fair bit in iTunes, music, video, apps. I use my iMac, iPhone and Apple TVs every day. iTunes is my digital hub with all my DVD Handbraked. Switching components of my setup to an incompatible system would be stupid and I certainly don't have the available cash to switch if they really started offering something 'magical' over Apple :S
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I definitely fit into the last paragraph. I won't change, I've spent a fair bit in iTunes, music, video, apps. I use my iMac, iPhone and Apple TVs every day. iTunes is my digital hub with all my DVD Handbraked. Switching components of my setup to an incompatible system would be stupid and I certainly don't have the available cash to switch if they really started offering something 'magical' over Apple :S
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I definitely fit into the last paragraph. I won't change, I've spent a fair bit in iTunes, music, video, apps. I use my iMac, iPhone and Apple TVs every day. iTunes is my digital hub with all my DVD Handbraked. Switching components of my setup to an incompatible system would be stupid and I certainly don't have the available cash to switch if they really started offering something 'magical' over Apple :S
I'm sorry for you. You're neck deep invested to one company. That's why usually I stay/use format/software that are platform agnostic. I've stopped buying songs/movies/books on iTunes long time ago.
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I'm sorry for you. You're neck deep invested to one company. That's why usually I stay/use format/software that are platform agnostic. I've stopped buying songs/movies/books on iTunes long time ago.
just because we use Apple products doesn't mean we have to buy content from iTunes. sure it's easier, and with iCloud/iTunes match it's certainly more enticing and beneficial, but nothing prevents us from buying from Amazon, Google, or anyone else.

Heck, we don't even have to use OS X just because we use a Mac.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:33 AM   #17
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The surfing experience on your typical food stamp android device is horrible. Not surprising many choose to not bother

Also: http://www.thestreet.mobi/story/11586384/1/android-users-dont-know-enough-to-matter.html
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The surfing experience on your typical food stamp android device is horrible. Not surprising many choose to not bother

Also: http://www.thestreet.mobi/story/1158...to-matter.html
I couldn't think of a nicer surfing experience than using Dolphin HD on my SG3. Gestures are pretty intuitive, AddOns are great (which btw. makes ad-blocking as easy as cake - and which most of the Android Users will install just because they can do it and they know it - and this in effect makes this whole article bogus).

Nevertheless Chrome is also pretty solid, Opera is great on Android - only Firefox lacks behind. Opera and Firefoy also offer Adblock without rooting your device.

I am just astounded how a lot of people with actually now experience on Android use their prejudices to talk out of their backs.

And actually the bigger screen makes a lot of sense with web browsing.
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just because we use Apple products doesn't mean we have to buy content from iTunes. sure it's easier, and with iCloud/iTunes match it's certainly more enticing and beneficial, but nothing prevents us from buying from Amazon, Google, or anyone else.

Heck, we don't even have to use OS X just because we use a Mac.
Exactly, I usually get my stuff on amazon and put them in iTunes if I need it on my iOS products but don't buy it from iTunes.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:41 AM   #20
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How android web usage can decrees, they selling more than ever. There is no decrees web usage ios nor Android. If they say RIM its believable. Even windows increasing (i know slow but it is increasing)
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This usage statistic is the main stat that all of my developer friends consistently talk about when asked why they develop primarily for iOS over Android.

It doesn't matter if you have the fastest, shiniest, biggest, or cheapest smartphone...what matters most is: Are people using it?

For the the iPhone (and most Apple products) this has always been the case. That's where Apple's true innovation is: getting people to actually use their technology.
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People don't want to pay for apps they already paid for on another platform. It's as simple as that.
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I demand CHOICE.

Android, therefore, is unacceptable. The selection of quality apps is truly poor compared to iOS. I won’t give up choice of what I can ACTUALLY do, for the sake of “choice” as an abstract principle... it’s not like an Android user can make the “choice” to exchange one brand of phone for another without paying for the privilege, if their first choice doesn’t suit them.

The freedom Google offers is mainly to carriers... and they are not my friend.

(It’s kind of like people are saying, “there are more crappy cars than great ones, so if you decide to go with a crappy car you’ll have more choice!” — true, but choice isn’t a goal, it’s a means to an end: the best experience.)
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... Android manufacturers are competing with themselves ...
In other words, "Samsung is beating all other Android manufacturers into the dirt."
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:32 AM   #25
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I have an iPhone, a Mac and iPad mini,I love Apple,iOS and OSX.

But it is comments like this one which start unnecessary and useless flame wars,android is not 'ass' or something,it suits the purpose for million other who love it,not for me or you,similarly iPhone 5 is best for you and me and millions others,but similarly an S3 or Note2 is for millions others too.

One should respect others choices as well.

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