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10% of web browsers are using smartphones or tablets

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10% of web browsers are using smartphones or tablets
The latest study from NetMarketShare shows that the percentage of web surfers using a smartphone or tablet has risen to 10.3% as of last month. That is up from the 7.3% scored 6 months before, in April. It is the first time that the figure has exceeded 10%. Of those using a smartphone or tablet to connect to the internet, 60% are using an iOS device while 27% are connecting via an Android phone or tablet. The rising trend shows how the browsers on smartphones have improved to the point where they can be used for everyday surfing.

Breaking down the figures by screen resolutions, 1366 x 768 is the most popular for mobile web browsing with 15.5% of the total. That is followed by 1024 x 768 which accounts for 12.28% of the browsing. Next is 1280 x 800 with a 10.83% share. Some other resolutions include WVGA (.40%) and qHD (.27%).

So which mobile browsers are being used the most by web surfers? Safari is on top used by 60.31% of mobile web browsers, followed by 25.95% using the Android browser and the 8.24% surfing via Opera Mini. The BlackBerry browser is next with a 1.32% share. Symbian rounds out the top five with .89% of the total.

source: NetMarketShare via BGR




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posted on 03 Nov 2012, 15:46 2

1. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


The end of laptops and notebooks is coming. Soon tablets will replace them. Tablets like ipad 4 and nexus 10 are halfway there!!! May be in two yrs post PC devices will rule the world.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 20:48 3

9. dickwyn (Posts: 596; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i will not see myself or other people move away from the PC or Mac in the forseen future

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 21:20 1

10. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I'm using a tablet to surf the net YO!!!'

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:01

12. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


High five!

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 10:37

14. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


umm NO.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 04:39 2

11. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i would consider your comment correct if you stated surface, or any other windows 8 pro devices that converts from pc to tablets instead of tablets with OSes that are half baked compared to full OSes

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 15:49

2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Region wise breakup:
http://www.smartinsights.com/mobile-marketing/mobile-marketing-analytics/mobile-marketing-statistics/

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 15:50 2

3. 14545 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I hate the "iOS user make up 60% number". I am about 90% sure it's inaccurate. As my browser either shows up as a desktop, or a "safari 0.0" browser. So I don't believe that number is right at all.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 15:56 2

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


With 17.8% from Asia and 14%+ from Africa those browser numbers on Safari look a bit out of proportion. On Android it can be any browser, default android/chrome/opera mini/dolphin/firefox.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 16:01

5. santijosanchez (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


I now think jobs was right

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:02

13. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


You mean Tim Cook right at the iPhone 5 event.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 18:44

6. tech2 (Posts: 2212; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


i'm watching this on my computer. so i'm looking for a new phone :D

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 19:16

7. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


It's rather uncomfortable staring at a small screen for hours though. I only use it occasionally. The desktop or laptop is still better for web browsing IMO.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 20:18

8. bubbadoes (Posts: 341; Member since: 03 May 2012)


watch out.. you might get sued for using apples browser without consent....however you could have come up with a better browser photo.

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