Graph after graph will show you that iOS users surf the web from their mobile device (on Safari of course) more often than … well just about anyone. Even when you account for the fact that Android users have access to more potential mobile web browsers, Mobile Safari still pretty much dominates. Until, that is, you look at web stats of people surfing the web using only cellular connections. This is what the charts we’re used to seeing look like (this one in particular is from Akami via CloudFour):
Now check out this chart measuring mobile web usage from cellular connections only:
Much closer huh? Jason Grigsby over at CloudFour likes Akamai’s data set more than other companies’ because “they are a content delivery network that is used by many major web properties. The means that their data is likely to be a more accurate reflection of web traffic than we’ve had from other sources in the past. They see more data and the sites their clients have are the popular, mainstream sites that everyone visits.”
Jason has a few insights into why he thinks the charts change so drastically when you weed out WI-FI, check out what he has to say at CloudFour.