Android users do it more than iPhone users

Android users download the most

Android users download more than iPhone users according to a new study issued by network management software solutions provider Arieso

Arieso’s figures show that new smartphones users download up to 40% more data and upload more than 120% more data compared to Apple’s iPhone 3Gs.

Using the iPhone 3GS as a benchmark, Arieso reports that data call time on devices like the BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia and Apple’s iPhone 4 can increase by as much as 250%, while the actual number of data “calls” can grow by over 130%.

According to Arieso, the results illustrate that different subscribers use their devices in different ways, exhibiting varying demands for mobile data–iPhone 4 users alone make 44% more data calls than their iPhone 3GS counterparts, downloading 41% more data to their smartphones and spending 67% more time connected to the network for data.

Android users however are even bigger users of data. Samsung Galaxy users typically upload 126% more data than iPhone3G users, while HTC Desire users download 41% more data than iPhone3G users.

Commenting on the findings of the studies Michael Flanagan, CTO of Arieso, said, “Smartphone subscriptions are rising and so too is subscriber appetite for mobile data. Since the launch of the iPhone3G, we’ve seen a multitude of popular new smartphones arrive on the market, successfully driving app and service usage. It’s a trend that’s set to continue. Operators must now be able to quantify the impact of the devices they support, and how subscribers use them, and prepare their networks accordingly.”

Arieso has published the findings of its studies together with in-depth analysis in its white paper “Emerging Smartphone Trends: The Next Wave in the Data Tsunami”. The white paper is available upon request.

One question remains, and that’s why do Android users use more data. Is that Android devices need more data? Are the apps bigger? Do they download more video? What do you think?

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