What is the purpose...3
...of applying perspective to the chart?
Does distorting the values accomplish some useful purpose?
Or does someone fancy themselves an artist? If so, think again.
If you run online services, concentrate your efforts on making sure they can handle iOS devices on weekends. The Register makes that recommendation after a wade through the United States government's data on which operating systems hit its empire of websites. The US makes that data available at analytics.usa.gov, where …
"...of applying perspective to the chart?"
Marketing Mcmarketing face speaking:
"Gotta make that graph pop! It's all about the eyeballs, doncha know. Bling, Baby!
Plus the harder to actually read it, the longer those eyeballs stay, and those advertiser-friendly page usage numbers just climb, baby!"
The percentage of Android and iOS devices in use should remain pretty steady by now, and certainly nothing could cause such a change over a short time. So I wonder if the Android drop in February coincided with the appearance of the "Samsung" category? Maybe there are enough people using Samsung Android phones that they started detecting them in their own category, causing the Android (now non Samsung) to drop?
This will just be down to the way the statistics software handles the user agents. A lot of vendors are pretty poor at keeping their lists of user agent strings up to date.
Samsung does provide its own browser for its phones, but they are all still running Android.
We like it because we're aware of no other publicly available data set at this scale
Well, I have repeatedly suggested that you look at the data that Akamai provides in the Internet Observatory. Data from some of the most heavily trafficked sites in the world so obviously not very interesting.
Android users were more organised and had filed their tax returns by the end of February, whereas iPhone users were still trying to figure it out right up to the 18th April deadline? Also, when did the H1B cap kick in? Once again, Android users figured out there was no point for this year after that point and stopped looking.
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