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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More likely
by bowkota on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 18:05 UTC
bowkota
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2011-10-12

It's an interesting theory but a stronger factor is most likely the demographic of the average Android user vs an iOS user. This strongly correlated with other areas such as money spent on applications or accessories.

Edited 2012-12-03 18:06 UTC

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