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

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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8 Comments

1. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

2. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

yup!! Soooooo SMALL on that TINY SCREEN!!

3. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

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

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

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

6. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Why dont you people get a room :-P

5. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Wow it took them only 5 years? Lol

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

8. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Well it's a duopoly afterall.

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