New York—Apple Inc.'s iPhone is the most popular smartphone for checking email in the U.S., four times more than smartphones running Google Inc.'s Android operating system, according to a report from email marketing company Movable Inc.
According to Movable's “U.S. Consumer Device Preference Report, Q2 2013,” Apple's iPhone accounted for 38.5% of email opens in the second quarter of the year. Android-powered smartphones accounted for 9.3% of all email opens in the quarter.
However, Android smartphone users spend the most time viewing emails; 53% spend an average of 15 seconds or more viewing a message, compared with 41% of iPhone users.
Movable's study was based on an analysis of the email campaigns of 100 companies in finance, media, retail, telecommunications and travel, conducted April through June.