Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 15:25 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Interesting theory, backed up by data, to explain the difference between Android device sales and browser usage share. "The stock Android browser in previous versions reportedly had problems rendering non-mobile optimized web-pages, leading to lower usage. If a user realized that certain webpages were improperly rendered on a mobile device, it would obviously lead to a drop in future browsing sessions from that device. Meanwhile, on Android 4.0, as consumers have realized that the browsing experience is more "desktop-like", it has led to an increase in browser usage."
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by fadingdust on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 15:59 UTC
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There's a few other bits of note: screen size & aspect ratio. Honestly, webpages are still designed like print, portrait view.

My wife's iPad2 renders webpages wonderfully. And she uses it for web-browsing more than me. She also isn't into RSS feeds either. My 7" CM10 android is much more suited to RSS & re-rendering engines like Instapaper.. and that's what I use it for. It's painful to do any form submissions on the small screen.

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