Android in the Loo

Android's No. 1, apparently, when it comes to No. 1 and No. 2. That's right, a survey of 1,000 Americans by marketing agency 11mark has found that Android users are more likely to pick up their phone while in the loo, to the tune of 87 percent. That's three percentage points higher than our BlackBerry brethren, and 10 percentage points higher than iPhone users.

But it's BlackBerry users who are more likely to do business while doing their business, with 75 percent of them taking a call while answering the call. Us Android folk do so 67 percent of the time, and iPhone users take calls 60 percent of the time.

You can check out the full report at the link below. Bonus points if you do so from your phone on the throne.

Download: IT in the Toilet


Reader comments

U.S. Android users use smartphones more in the bathroom, survey shows



Wow is right! I'd expect this from low-life sites but not from Phil and co. I'm no prude but I'd prefer to keep potty-anything in the out of sight, out of mind category. Now to contradict myself... I'm typing this on my Captivate Glide in the john... damnit!

I prefer Angry Birds while dropping the Cosby kids off at the pool and is it just me or does that chick look like Dallas Bryce Howard? Either way this just became my new desktop & lock screen wallpaper.

Yes I realize this and I am half black. I told a white joke in another forum to balance it out. I prefer being an equal opportunity racist.

Mr. Nickinson,THAT picture? Whatever you gotta do: sex DOES sell, and im sure you'll have more hits on this post because of that. Haha.

I can dominate some sentinel3 whilst sitting on the throne.

Sentinel3 is perfect because if it looks like things are gonna take a while, I can switch it to "Endless" mode.

I dont understand how people spend time on the bowl. I always thought of it as do your business and get out. Why hang out in there?

You obviously don't have kids. A few extra minutes in thre is about the only quiet, pester-free time I get.

If you mean that the girl is pretty, no. If you're turned on by what she's doing, yes. Texting is such a turn-off.

Nothing like arriving at work and going to AC and getting a NSFW picture popping right up. Thanks Phil! You've really hit a new low on this one!

I wonder what category I fall in since I just came to Android from BlackBerry. My phone is always with me, regardless of the OS.

Litterally read this while dropping the morning duece. And awesome picture so glad u decided to do that instead of a pic of u sittin on the queen of golden showers

Heh, I can't help but wonder now what this young lady thought she was doing for her modeling career too ... ;-)

Did this post receive this amount of attention because of the subject...or the subject in the picture? LOL I don't think there has been a post on the front page with these many replies other than a Nexus announcement.

On that note, I too use the phone while in the Library...

How ironic is it that I am reading this article while sitting on the porcelain throne. Also, that girl is way too hot to be going #2. . . Phil, your articles are impeccably written and your pictures are amazingly appropriate. Well done sir.

There is a reason I don't go near the bathroom when my wife is using it. It is the same reason I never want to know if she farts or if she picks her nose.

Bad Phil. BAD PHIL!

I do tech support. You will not believe how many people think its OK to take a dump or pee while trying to get their computer fixed. They don't even try to hide it.

LMAO! Thanks for the laughs (article and comments)! Learn something new everday (ex. dropping a deuce? I know I'm sheltered)... ;)

As to topic at hand (no pun intended, wait... what?), I often use my Thunderbolt in the loo as it's a great time to catch up on news (Android Central in particular!), sports, and weather! As to germs; simple, wash my hands before, when done, put the phone down, wash them again; then pick up phone... LOL :)