Samsung Galaxy S III is gaining on the Apple iPhone 5 in mobile web usage
6.6% of web traffic with the Samsung Galaxy S III at 6.3%. Including all active models of the Apple iPhone, the Cupertino based firm's iconic smartphone has a 41.5% web share, down 4.5% from October. During the same time period, Samsung's web share overall has risen to 20.6% from 17%. But something is going on under the surface. While together, Apple and Samsung accounted for 62.1% with the February data, that is down about 1% since October. That means that some of the other platforms are gaining share, albeit a small amount.
Perhaps the most impressive information from Chitika was that iOS 6 already accounts for 83% of iOS web share. That build of iOS was just launched in September.
source: Chitika via AppleInsider
1. nikenturd (unregistered)
Sue 'em Apple for being so competitive lololol
25. SitiHardiyantiRukmana (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
This is the time for Apple to PANIC....
2. mydi.maus (unregistered)
3. mydi.maus (unregistered)
5. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
wow that's crazy, I knew the gs3 was selling well but not that it was almost equal with the iphone 5 in north america.
6. gallitoking (Posts: 4572; Member since: 17 May 2011)
specially with the price drop of the S3..
12. blingblingthing (Posts: 328; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
As a customer, I am happy for the price drop. You must be some mad shareholder.
17. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2450; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
People are just waiting on the next iPhone. That's why the stats are skewed.
26. SitiHardiyantiRukmana (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
all the iphone owner (except you) already moving on....
they already using samsung galaxy s3 or Note2...
and sone... Sony Xperia Z.
bye2 Mxyzptlk.... none of your friend ask you to join them in samsung world
28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3279; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You said that exact same thing about 6 months ago. People are still waiting I guess, huh?
29. jroc74 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
And it will be a never ending cycle. Cuz when that happens....when the next Galaxy S high end phone is on its way to release date...many ppl will be waiting for that too.
31. protozeloz (Posts: 5191; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Dude there aren't even good rumors about it.... People aren't waiting
35. rusticguy (Posts: 2709; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
No. After that security hole in 6.1.1 All Apple users are really waiting for fix before they start accessing web again :)
23. frydaexiii (Posts: 1133; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Aww, don't be mad that Apple cares more about getting money than actually getting their products into customers hands. Seriously, Apple fanboys are the only ones who find price drops bad just because they don't get any.
39. gallitoking (Posts: 4572; Member since: 17 May 2011)
what I dont get is that if every Android device has a price drop right after launch day.. why did they keep piling up to get it launch day?
ps..never said that price drop a wrong thing..
30. jroc74 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Also eans ppl are getting an amazing phone at a really good price too. I wish the same could be said for rent or mortgages...car notes....
Mortgages and car notes kinda are right now....apt rent isnt.
32. protozeloz (Posts: 5191; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Yeah just like the $50 discounts on the iPhone
34. rusticguy (Posts: 2709; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Yea some companies tend to be perpetual parasites ... i am happy i am not being sucked by one of those :)
40. gallitoking (Posts: 4572; Member since: 17 May 2011)
you are already and you dont even know it..
8. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 321; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
Battle between these two remind me of goku vs vegeta from dbz....lol. its like no one gives up.
14. fanboy1974 (Posts: 830; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I know Samsung is the king of Android but I want HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and LG to all do equally well. You can't count on one player to win a championship each year. Since we can't count on Apple, WP and BB to bring the pain each and every time we got to look in house for competition. As Android users we got to band together and understand that Samsung vs Apple is not the real battle; it's Android vs Apple. It's harder for Apple to kill a 5 headed snake than a 1 headed one.
Apple fanboz take pride in having these leads but it means nothing when you have only 20% of the total market.
From a Samsung Note 2 owner!
21. proto (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
and i want to Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG, BlackBerry, Nokia do equally well..I like competition between all manufacturers. It's good for me as customer.
27. fanboy1974 (Posts: 830; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I'm giving up on Apple. If they're serious about competition we wouldn't be talking about how stale iOS has become and a screen bump that was meaningless after a major refresh. Nokia is in bed with Microsoft and will not make the logical move to Android. And BB is near death with obvious flaws in their fresh OS.
A 4.8 to 5 inch 1080p iPhone with redesigned iOS would make a lot of Android people turn to Apple. But their not willing to even try and rather sale incremental updates to i$heap. And people wonder why Samsung is doing so good.
33. protozeloz (Posts: 5191; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Your name has proto on it, be prepared to get a letter from my lawyer
36. atsamman (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Iphone users only use the iphones to facebook taking pics and lesten to music and they cant even do that any more since they put headphone jack on the bottom so yeah no surprise!
41. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Again, why another article on mobile usage? P.A. likes to beat a dead horse...
43. grandmaz (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
I'm due for an upgrade soon. My decision will be an android phone, probably the SG s3. I will not be buying IPhone 5. It is too small. It has some issues with the new software upgrade, the battery drains at night, there is a security flaw that enables hackers to get the password, and it does not have NFC. Wozniak said it---the iPhone is behind. I don't want to wait for the next iPhone, 'cause who knows when that will be? I need an up to date phone now.