The Android Facebook app has surpassed the existing iOS version for the first time since its release. The study based on user connections, both daily and monthly, is extended to both platforms on their different devices.
Facebook, perhaps the most widely used social network in the world, has, as we know, versions of its application for iOS and Android. A few days ago, both have undergone an update that has greatly mitigated the differences that existed between these versions and that made the one for iOS, the most complete, although the differences were minimal. The latest update, 4.1, incorporates the Timeline which also brings access to friends, subscribers and subscriptions lists .
In addition, we must take into account that the Android application was released a year and a half later than the iOS, so it had a lower number of users, and I speak in the past, because it was now, for the first time, when the Android version just exceeded, this week, in number of active users, to the iPhone application.
The figure is significant, as we are talking about 900,000 extra users in favour of the Google system. There are several reasons that can explain this fact, such as Android devices are oriented to a younger customer profile , which therefore makes greater use of social networks, and perhaps, and I say perhaps, a more technical audience.
Another factor to take into account is the inexistence until recently of a specific application for the iPad that takes advantage of the tablet’s capabilities.
And finally, that the range of Android phones is very wide, finding economic models that fit many pockets, thus reaching a wider range of potential buyers and this, despite the fact that in the U.S. sell more iPhone devices with Android, but in the global market, is another song.
In this first one, we find the active users of the iOS application.
And in this other one, which corresponds to the users of the Android version, we can see a growth that has been linear and constant, at a favorable rate, due in part to the factors that were indicated in the previous paragraphs.
Having said all this, it must be said however, that the data shown in the graphs above, we speak of daily and monthly users , for each of the platforms. With regard to the latter, the monthly, we see as iPhone still exceeds Android in terms of access, with a total of 99,100,000 iOS users compared to 85,400,000 Android.
The difference is expected to continue to grow, as the Android mobile park is much larger, while Apple only has 3 devices to deal with.
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