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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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 22:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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IE didn't try to focus on standards, it tried to hijack them. Luckily it failed. I don't think Webkit tries to hijack standards like IE did, but custom extensions obviously complicate things. The situation improves with time though.

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