More on the iOS and Android Mobile Browser Usage Disparity

Jason Grigsby, using data from Akamai, posits that the disparity in web browser usage between iOS and Android is almost entirely Wi-Fi traffic, and that the two are neck-and-neck on cellular networks. Fascinating, if accurate.

Update: A bunch of readers emailed to suggest the following explanation: there are a lot of iPod Touches and even more Wi-Fi-only iPads in active use, and there are very few Wi-Fi-only Android devices. Thus, iOS accounts for way more Wi-Fi traffic than Android.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012