It’s the Browser, Stupid

Russell Beattie:

But despite all this, and despite using Android for weeks without touching iOS at all, I was pretty happy the other day when I needed to test something and decided to pull my iPad out of it’s hiding place. First because it’s silly to own a $600 device and not use it, but second I could now use the iPad again with fresh eyes, and see what it is that makes it so much nicer to use than my Xoom. […]

No, there’s only one area where Android falls really, horribly, undeniably short when it comes to the tablet form factor: The web browser. It’s the most fundamental tablet app, IMHO, and yet the web experience on Android could not possibly be worse.

This might be the explanation for the vast discrepancy in browser usage between iOS and Android platforms.