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Apple iPhone users are increasingly moving towards using Chrome over Safari

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 May 2016 17:22 User comments (5)

Apple iPhone users are increasingly moving towards using Chrome over Safari According to Adobe's Google I/O Digital Index Report, iOS users are increasingly moving from Safari to Chrome for their browsing needs.
"iPhone users have to go out of their way to download the Chrome browser," said Adam Lloyd, an Adobe Digital Index (ADI) analyst. "The fact that people are actually doing so is a sign that Chrome offers an experience consumers are interested in."

After review of 600 billion site visits from mobile devices between January 2015 and March 2016, Chrome usage grew 77 percent year-over-year on Android smartphones and by 20 percent on iPhones.

ADI says users found Chrome but easier to use, and faster, than alternatives.

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5 user comments

116.5.2016 13:47

They are finally, slowly realizing that Google is the way to go and an Android switch would be the total way to go.

217.5.2016 10:37

Originally posted by ajsmsg78:
They are finally, slowly realizing that Google is the way to go and an Android switch would be the total way to go.
Too bad that half a billion people don't agree with you.

318.5.2016 0:27

I like Dolphin better as an alternative to Safari. I haven't found any instances yet where Chrome does it better. I confess, however, that I continue to use Safari for general purposes. When I need to grab a download or Safari fails me, then I'll run to my slippery intelligent friend.

418.5.2016 1:36

I have had to deal with far too many heavily-compromised installations of Chrome on both PCs and Android systems with my family and friends; it's more difficult to infect initially, but often devilishly hard to fix once infested, compared to IE (yes, really), Opera, and Mozilla (Firefox and its variants). I'm also not fond of many of the design choices they've made, in general.

For mobile, I use the simple Android browser, and Dolphin for special cases (Flash games, for instance).

I can't swear Chrome is as bad on iOS, as I haven't used that OS much at all, but on every other platform I've dealt with it, it's been a hot mess eventually. Bleh.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 May 2016 @ 1:36

518.5.2016 19:52

Originally posted by Bozobub:
I have had to deal with far too many heavily-compromised installations of Chrome on both PCs and Android systems with my family and friends; it's more difficult to infect initially, but often devilishly hard to fix once infested
What??? Devilishly hard to fix an Android App? Clear the data and it is like new. As for the "simple Android browser"...first, it is being phased out and replaced by chrome on new devices because it is no longer being supported...second, the only good reason I've seen for using it is for Flash (which you use Dolphin for), and third there isn't even a "simple" version of it because OEMs and carriers modify it at will. The version you really like on your phone may by very different than what came with my last phone (my current phone didn't come with it at all).

BTW...the best mobile browser is still Ghostery...blocking the ads saves data, battery, time, and screen space. I just wish clicking on phone numbers opened the phone app and clicking on addresses opened the nav app. In spite of that, it is still the best by far until Chrome and Mozilla get their mobile acts together (at which point, FireFox with a Ghostery plug-in will probably be the best).

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