According to recent studies from network optimization firm Arieso, users of Google’s Android platform consumes more bandwidth data as compared to the rest of the mobile phones.
The study tells that different groups of mobile users and mobile devices put different levels of demand on mobile data networks. Arieso’s studies used data utilization of the Apple iPhone 3G as a baseline, and found that Android devices typically score higher than either the iPhone 3G or iPhone 4 in terms of time connected to mobile networks, call volume, and the amount of data users upload and download. Users of Android phones also have the highest scores for uplink and downlink data, with Samsung Galaxy owners typically uploading 126 percent more data than iPhone 3G users and HTC Desire owners downloading 41 percent more data than iPhone 3G users.
Rising Data Subscriptions: “Smartphone subscriptions are rising and so too is subscriber appetite for mobile data,” said Arieso CTO Michael Flanagan, in a statement. Since the launch of the iPhone 3G, we’ve seen a multitude of popular new smartphones arrive on the market, successfully driving app and service usage. Operators must now be able to quantify the impact of the devices they support, and how subscribers use them, and prepare their networks accordingly.” Arieso also found that the amount of voice calling per subscriber has been relatively constant, indicating that mobile users of new smartphone platforms and devices acquire those devices primarily for their data capabilities. Users of Apple’s iPhone 4 don’t exactly get off the data-utilization hook: they typically make 44% more data calls and download 41% more data than iPhone 3G users. Moreover, iPhone 4 users spent a whopping 67% more time connected to data networks. Arieso also found in some cases that call data time on some mobile phone sets can be as high as 250% greater than typical iPhone 3G usage, with uplink and downlink data time as much as 130 and 40 percent greater, respectively.