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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by fatjoe on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 22:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
fatjoe
Member since:
2010-01-12

Back then we had IE6-devs, now we have MBP-devs...


A (way too expensive) webdev agency created a new "modern" web page for a business I know. It turns out that new site renders correctly only on MBP-retina and Safari. Guess what their response was when I complained that it looked like shit on a standard 1366x768 PC laptop...

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 23:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Not surprised in the least.

Works on my machine is an unfortunate reality.

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