Survey: Android, iPhone Users Very Similar

Google’s mobile operating system has come a long way in a short time. While iPhone users are more likely to use features like apps and web browsing than those of other smartphones, Android owners are already right up there with them on most counts, according to comScore/Compete research presented by eMarketer

— Owners of each handset are almost exactly as likely to use mobile media, news, apps and social networking; iPhone users are only slightly more likely in each category.

— But only 63 percent of Android owners use email, compared with 87 percent on iPhone, despite Android’s always-on email access.

— More iPhone users (52 percent) say they spend most of their phone time using apps, rather than web browsing (compared with 35 percent of Android users.