A recent survey conducted by Nielson has revealed that despite popular belief Android users actually consume more data than other mobile platforms.
After surveying 65,000 consumers’ bills Nielson figured out that Android users burn through an average of 582MB a month, with iPhone users coming in second at 492Mb. Among others the other compared webOS was a close third at 442MB, and Blackberry slid in with a measly 127Mb.
While the data consumption may not seem like very much, consider that the survey was based on a relatively small portion of people as compared to the actual user base per carrier. Studies such as this one are the reasons we’re seeing more and more tiered data plans. With the leaps and bounds being made in LTE and HSPA+ technologies I’d expect these numbers to more than double by next year.