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Infographic: Android vs. iOS when it comes to social apps

This infographic by Startapp provides various stats about Android and iOS to determine which one is more social.

NowSourcing recently published an infographic by Startapp that provides various stats about Android and iOS to determine which one is more social. One of the most interesting things that I learned in this infographic was the difference in the highest ranked social apps in the two app stores and the top five free apps, respectively.

Tell us what mobile OS you use and which social apps are your favorite in the discussion thread below. Let's see if the TechRepublic community produces similar results here.

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14 comments
abnerhawkins
abnerhawkins

Infographic of Android V/s iOS is just fabulous and its shows conflict between the two operating systems. At the end, Android wins in the race of mobile application development and OS integration. http://www.webelephants.com

Deadly Ernest
Deadly Ernest

lovely little android apps that stop the systems from collecting and feeding this info back to HQ?

nicole_powell
nicole_powell

For me, this shows that the 2 communities use their devices for different things. 3 of the top 5 android apps are used for productivity and one social. For iOS, there's 2 games, a crappy photo editing app, and a crappy platform messaging app. It kinda tells me that their users don't really know how to use or what their device is capable of.

justinthomsony
justinthomsony

Perfect Infographic. As I have seen some most extreme features from this infographic chart. Finally, android comes first. It's really one of coolest source to see the ratio of Android users. Just Elegant! http://www.openxcell.com

Hazydave
Hazydave

Stop repeating the myth that Android doesn't have "tablet optimized" apps. On iOS, sure, it's really obvious when you have a phone vs tablet app, since they're two different things. iPad apps don't work on the iPhone, and iPhone apps are letterboxed on a tablet. On Android, though, it's all the same app, just with different layouts. Since Android is largely vector based in the UI, and uses a layout manager, most apps cab easily adjust to low rez, high rez, phone, tablet, whatever. Sure, there are some older also that scale poorly or don't take advantage of tablet screen space. But they're increasingly rare.

Riaanh
Riaanh

Not Really suprising to me, because I see the social media thing as entertainment (aka a toy).

Han CNX
Han CNX

Title is wrong. It's an Advertorial, not Infographic. I'll settle on Advergraphic though.

richardw66
richardw66

This is provided by a company monetizing android development. Where are all the anti-Apple trolls to scream this is biased and just out to get your money? Oh that's right they only disapprove of Apple being an ecosystem and wanting your money, Google and others are allowed to take your money and provide the stories.

dhearne
dhearne

2 of the top 5 iOS apps are games...will wonders never cease?

hugolouse
hugolouse

All the top 5 free apps on the Android were already installed when I purchased my phone. And I can't remove the Facebook app even if I wanted!

jdlunt191
jdlunt191

I'm wondering if this survey included devices that are wifi only. I have an iPad 2 (wifi only) with Facebook, linkedIn, twitter, google+, Skype, and YouTube on it, as well as some of the other apps listed in the survey.

jonrosen
jonrosen

If you go with the theory (true or not), that most i-devices are considered 'toys', then wouldn't games be high on the list?

ahmazin
ahmazin

It would only be deceiving if it was tracking Apps on the device. This is tracking downloads to the device. Which means an app was purposely searched for and downloaded.