1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    On Tuesday, mobile analytics company Flurry published the latest industry data revealing the ways that most mobile users spend time engaged with their smartphones and tablets.

    Although the overwhelming majority of mobile device users spend the bulk of their time engaging with apps, when they do go surfing, there's one dominant mobile browser above all others. Approximately half of all users on connected devices use Apple's Safari.

    According to the data presented, time spent on a mobile device by the average U.S. consumer has climbed to 2 hrs and 42 minutes per day from 2 hrs and 38 minutes per day in March of 2013.

    "Apps continued to cement their lead, and commanded 86% of the average US mobile consumer’s time, or 2 hrs and 19 minutes per day," Flurry reports. "Time spent on the mobile web continued to decline and averaged just 14% of the US mobile consumer’s time, or 22 minutes per day."

    The bottom line? Mobile apps (for iOS and Android), aren't just the "fad" many had dubbed them a few years ago. As Flurry concludes, apps are now "completely dominating mobile," and the browser has become a single application swimming in a sea of apps.

    But the biggest and best swimmer is still Apple's Safari.

    Source: Flurry
    2014-04-01 06:52 PM
  2. mlee19841's Avatar
    Only one I use. I stick to chrome/Firefox for the desktop/laptop.
    2014-04-01 07:12 PM
  3. tongxinshe's Avatar
    Because of the subsidized model, these statistics made strictly inside the US became less and less meaningful, since it deviates very very far from the full picture in the world.
    2014-04-01 08:45 PM
  4. dsjarvis's Avatar
    Agreed,when these tests are carried out why is it only US or "North America" where the data is analyzed,is the rest of the world insignificant?
    Last edited by dsjarvis; 2014-04-01 at 09:45 PM.
    2014-04-01 09:36 PM
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