There are many differences between Apple’s iOS and Android that are well known: Each OS was designed and implemented in light of a unique product philosophy, effecting both user experience and developer experience. One good example of this is an apps’ journey into the ecosystem: Apple’s AppStore review & approval process, as opposed to Android Market’s consumer-driven, free app economy. In this post, I will touch on a more obscure aspect of the mobile operating system that also displays a difference between the rival iOS and Android: apps’ data consumption model.

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