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[7]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 4th Dec 2012 02:33 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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That's the point. Any kind of interest for standards in IE was shown only when Firefox started seriously taking away IE market share. Before that, when IE was too dominating, MS didn't care about standards whatsoever.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Tue 4th Dec 2012 07:17 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
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I just told you why you were totally wrong about IE6 and Firefox wasn't anywhere near standards compliant til about 2009 (YES I got my versions wrong with Firefox it was 3.5/3.6 rather than 2).

Also standards compliant is a bit of a misnomer anyway because every single browser has bugs, I can go through the multitude of them that existed with Chrome (which was very similar to hasLayout in IE6).

But hey lets make up history to suit my belief that Microsoft are pure evil.

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RE[9]: Comment by shmerl
by JAlexoid on Tue 4th Dec 2012 11:21 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
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But hey lets make up history to suit my belief that Microsoft are pure evil.

We don't have to make up anything....

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