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04-03-2012, 02:02 AM #1
iPhone Owners Found Utilizing Wi-Fi Connections More Often Than Android Users
According to ComScore’s Device Essentials study, it was found that 71% of iPhone users in the U.S. leverage both cellular and Wi-Fi networks compared to 32% of Android users. Furthermore, the numbers are even higher in the U.K. where the share of iOS and Android users utilizing both types of connections comes in at 87% and 57% respectively.
ComScore’s President of Operator and Mobile Solutions, Serge Matta, said that “in the U.K., the scarcity of unlimited data plans and higher incidence of smartphone pre-paid contracts with a pay-as-you-go model likely contributes to data offloading among users wanting to economize their mobile usage.” He continued by stating that the lack of high-speed 4G networks like the ones found in the U.S. also force U.K. users to move to Wi-Fi connections. That being said, the shift is expected to hit the U.S. soon enough as “unlimited” data plans continue to fall in numbers. It was previously announced that AT&T would be throttling the speed of grandfathered-in “unlimited” data plan users when a user crosses the 3GB threshold.
After breaking down the findings by carrier, iPhone owners on an AT&T network seem to use more Wi-Fi than any other U.S. carrier because the telecom has both a larger share of Apple’s handset as well as the nation’s largest hotspot network. In the U.K., handsets on Vodafone, Telefonica, and Orange networks were all found to use Wi-Fi more than those on other U.K operators’ networks.
For those of you who are interested, you can check out an interactive chart below:
<div style="position:relative"><link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://accounts.icharts.net/widget/assets/ichartwidget.css"></link ><iframe src="http://accounts.icharts.net/icharts/embed/M3rbzyNF" height="504" width="460" frameborder="0"></iframe><div class="chartdetails" id="chartdetails109490"><span>Chart: Mobile and Wi-Fi Internet Connection Activity Across iOS and Android Smartphone Platforms in the U.S. and U.K. (Feb-2012)</span><span>Description: 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.Source: comScore Device Essentials, February 2012</span><span>Tags: 3G, Wi-Fi</span><span>Author: <a href="http://http://www.comscore.com">comScore</a></span><span><a href="http://www.icharts.net">charts powered by iCharts</a></span></div></div>
04-03-2012, 03:51 AM #2
Maybe because android phones are mostly 4G now? LolWar is my mission. Killing is my ambition.
04-03-2012, 04:49 AM #3
Because you can't do squat on an iPhone on 3G, unless it's jailbroken. Simple fact.
04-03-2012, 04:59 AM #4
I don't understand why y'all iPhone haters are on here? Smh
04-03-2012, 06:10 AM #5
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04-03-2012, 07:04 AM #8
I find myself only using wifi at my house. I have tried AT&T "hotspot" it was painfully slow so now at the house is all I use wifi for on my iPhone. I'm grandfathered with the new unlimited throttled data plan from AT&T.
04-03-2012, 07:49 AM #9
04-03-2012, 09:39 AM #10
Wtf? Scarcity of unlimited data plans? Er no.
'Telefonica' or O2 as we call them offer free wifi hotspots so I'm sure the wifi will be higher there.
Got a point on the 4g though. 3G speeds aren't horrible at about 5meg.
04-03-2012, 09:53 AM #11
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04-03-2012, 11:30 AM #13
1) iPhone by default ask you about connecting to networks when you start using data.
2) Some bigger apps are not downloadable over 3g because of restrictions.
3) If you connect to an ATT hotspot your phone will connect automatically to other ATT hotspots in other locations.
Either way it's a bit of a pointless study, I personally don't connect to any WiFi besides my home and I disable the dumb notification that asks you to connect to WiFi. I'm pretty sure some people don't know any better and simple connect to WiFi every time they are asks.
04-03-2012, 12:01 PM #14
04-03-2012, 12:34 PM #15
usually the android users have to open there settings to connect to a wifi network.
also how often are you in a place where there isnt wifi? my iphone is almost always connected to a hot spot, my house or my colleges wifi.
come to think of it the only time i use "4g" (stupid 4s) is when I'm driving or at a store... in which case im not really using data then anyway.
04-03-2012, 03:30 PM #16
4g isn't as real as you guys think.. Unless you have unlimited data on 4g it's not that great it hasn't been optimized yet
It still drains battery and hogs data.. And Its still not supported everywhere. 4g has been used for the tile ATM its nothin more then a title and a tool that hasn't been perfected
Also people use iPhones on wifi more because there's more data hog games on wifi. Or games that need speed connections. Android doesn't have games like that I mean they do but they aren't regularly used. 3G on android is mostly used for Facebook and not gameplay iPhone however has some heavy game play..
Not saying androids suck I'm just saying android users don't need wifi as much as iPhone users
04-03-2012, 04:17 PM #17
04-03-2012, 04:22 PM #18
Obvious if you've owned both phones like I have:
On iPhones it increases battery life to use wifi, so you just leave it on.
On Android you are told to turn OFF wifi/bluetooth to save battery life when not in use.
04-03-2012, 07:42 PM #19
iPhone sucks is why. I've had them all and them on the network alone sucks, plus apps need WiFi sometimes if not all the time. Android os is so smooth and can keep up on the network there isn't any need for a WiFi.
04-06-2012, 10:28 PM #20