10% of web browsers are using smartphones or tablets

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



1. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

9. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

10. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

12. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

High five!

14. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

umm NO.

11. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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

2. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

3. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

5. santijosanchez

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

I now think jobs was right

13. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

You mean Tim Cook right at the iPhone 5 event.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

7. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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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