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Why your Galaxy Note may be jacking up your wireless bill

31
Dec
2013

Are you an Android user who regularly blows through your monthly data cap sooner than you’d expected? If so then there’s a good reason for that. The New York Times points us to a new study from Ericsson showing that Android smartphones consume an average of 2.2GB of data per month, significantly more than the 1.7GB per month consumed by iPhones and the 1.4GB per month consumed by Windows Phones. Why are Android phones such relative data guzzlers? The Times notes some possible explanations: In the first place, high-end Android phones tend to have larger displays with higher resolutions, which means that watching videos on them will typically require more data than on the iPhone or smaller Lumia models. “Android

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