According to the latest web browser usage analysis undertaker by Akamai, Apple’s Mobile Safari browser made up a huge 60% of all browsing. During the fourth quarter of 2012, Mobile Safari was a clear winner in web use across all networks. However, when the company specifically filtered out Wi-Fi connections and only counted handsets using cellular networks, Android’s browser came out on top.
With the iPhone 5 being the only Apple smartphone with LTE built in, it’s not surprising to see that it’s a little behind Android’s Webkit browser on cellular usage. 4G users understandably are more happy to use their cellular connection to get online. That said, it’s still surprising to see the iOS mobile Safari browser so far above the rest when it comes to overall usage.
Android phones may be in more people’s pockets, but these latest figures suggest they tend to stay in there more than any iPhone would.