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Apple takes mobile web usage crown from Nokia, Samsung zips past, too

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Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile Vendor (Beta) Market Share


It's been more than five years since the first iPhone was introduced, and gave a rocket boost to mobile web usage, but last month was actually the first to mark Apple surpassing Nokia in 15 billion visits measured on 3 million sites by StatCounter.

Samsung also zipped past Nokia, but only by a hair - despite Sammy's commanding market share, iOS users are much more avid web users, which explains why Apple, with market share declining a bit, managed to take the top in mobile web usage for the firs time.

It’s good and bad news for Apple,” confirmed StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen. “Apple has been handed the number one spot despite its falling usage share. A decline in Nokia usage from January 2012 to January 2013 means the Finnish company ceded the top spot to Apple. Samsung, in contrast to Apple, has seen an increase in its usage share since January 2012.

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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 03:17 17

1. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Using the web on a Apple iphone has got to be the WORST overall experience ever. My Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps any useless watered down iphone.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 03:37 12

2. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


yup!!
Soooooo SMALL on that TINY SCREEN!!

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 04:00 5

3. juanyunis (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


Haha yeah it's funny because I'm reading this using the Galaxy Note 2 and is an amazing phone.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 04:56 1

4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 998; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Holy crap! Me too. I whipped out the s-pen just to respond back.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:49 3

6. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Why dont you people get a room :-P

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 05:49 1

5. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Wow it took them only 5 years? Lol

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 07:42

7. -box- (Posts: 3570; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I guess Daniel didn't read Michael H's article from yesterday.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 08:37

8. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Well it's a duopoly afterall.

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