Thursday, October 27, 2011
Android Devices Web Hogs?! Sprint CEO Said So
According to Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse, the iPhones are less of a Web hog than Androids. Does that make sense? I always thought it was the other way around. In fact, he said the iPhone is 50% more efficient than the Androids.
I am a bit surprised by this but Hess did give some reasons for this. He attributed this to Apple's stricter app development policies - like accessing the network less frequent where as Android apps have a wider and freer playing field for developers.
Furthermore, he attributed the iPhone's better ability to offload data to WiFi hotspots better than its Android competitors.
What is interesting is that this could end up being a big deal when companies negotiate with carriers over cost of acquiring a smartphone.
At the same time, we have to wonder if this is a ploy being used by Sprint to bring to the negotiation tables in future smartphone talks with device makers.