Why Browser Statistics Aren't Reliable for Android
It's a common thing we've all heard: iOS users use their browsers more than Android users. Apple/analyst company shows the graphs and data and trumpet these statistics as the reason why iOS is superior, avoiding more realistic statistics like marketshare and sales.
This, however, is inaccurate.
I immediately suspected that these statistics may be incorrect. With such a massive marketshare lead, how could it be possible that such a miniscule amount of people use the browser in Android?
So like any good scientist, it was time to test.
And here's the results:
Normal webpage loading:
While using the "Request Desktop Site" mode:
So as you can see, requesting the desktop site removes all references to Android. Since the iPad has no feature to disable referring to itself as an iPad, it's going to have a disproportionate representation in web statistics.