Android Users The Most Data Hungry According To Study

Owners of Google's Android-based smartphone consume more data than users of every other mobile platform, a study has revealed.

According to a report released by network management firm Arieso, Google Android based smartphone owners were more data hungry than their peers on other smartphone platforms including Apple's iOS.

For the study, Arieso used Apple's iPhone 3G as a benchmark and compared it to newer smartphones like the Google Nexus One, HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Apple iPhone 4.

The company revealed that Android users surpassed those on iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 in terms of data call volumes, time connected to the web and download and upload data volume. Android smartphones also scored high in terms of "uplink data volume" and "downlink data volume".

It was found that Samsung Galaxy owners uploaded 126 per cent more data than iPhone 3G users, while HTC Desire users downloaded 41 per cent more data than iPhone 3G users.

Michael Flanagan, the chief technology officer at Arieso, said: “Since the launch of the iPhone3G, we've seen a multitude of popular new smartphones arrive on the market, successfully driving app and service usage. It's a trend that's set to continue.”