When it comes to browsing on your smartphone, which browser do you prefer to use? There are many options available at the moment, such as Mozilla’s Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome as some of the downloadable options, but it seems that despite Android’s massive market share lead over iOS, Safari is proving to be the browser of choice on mobile devices.
According to a recent report by Flurry, they have found that native apps are highly preferred over webapps, but when it comes to surfing, Safari appears to be the clear winner and is leading Google Chrome by 2%.
However as you can see in the pie chart above, it seems that the study covers only iOS and Android devices, so other browsers used by BlackBerry or Windows Phone users have not been taken into account.
The study finds that on average, people in the US spend about 2 hours 42 minutes on their smartphones, 86% of which are spent in apps, and 14% of which are spent surfing the net with a browser. Gaming is the clear winner here at taking 32% of the pie, followed by Facebook browsing which apparently accounts for 17% of the time we spend on our iOS/Android devices.
According to Flurry, “The data tells a clear story that apps, which were considered a mere fad a few years ago, are completely dominating mobile, and the browser has become a single application swimming in a sea of apps.”