Friday, December 10, 2010

Android Phones Are The Biggest Bandwidth Hogs

The iPhone ushered in a new era of bandwidth consumption - so why, many people wonder, are Android phones actually bigger bandwidth users?  Actually, they're pretty close to iPhone users, on average, but the reason Android may have an edge is the lack of restrictions that Android places on users.

To conserve battery and manage performance, the iPhone restricts your ability to muti-task, and with restrictions on multi-tasking come restrictions on the amount of data you can use.  Take away those restrictions and...voila...more data consumed.

As the iPhone has gotten more powerful and Apple has relaxed restrictions on multi-tasking, we can expect to see virtually identical usage profiles across the two platforms.

Lots to do...(Picture Flickr CC)

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