iPhones Have Significantly Higher Rates of Wi-Fi Utilization Than Android Phones in the U.S. and U.K.


A U.S. analysis of Wi-Fi and mobile Internet usage across unique smartphones on the iOS and Android platforms reveals that 71 percent of all unique iPhones used both mobile and Wi-Fi networks to connect to the Internet, while only 32 percent of unique Android mobile phones used both types of connections. A further analysis of this pattern of behavior in the U.K. shows consistent results, as 87 percent of unique iPhones used both mobile and Wi-Fi networks for web access compared to a lower 57 percent of Android phones.

Another data point backing up the theory (to which I subscribe) that a large number of Android owners use their devices just like they did their previous non-smart phone. Hence the discrepancies between device unit sales (where Android leads) and stats like app sales and Wi-Fi usage (where iPhone leads).

Tuesday, 3 April 2012