Samsung beats Apple: most people now use its smartphones to access the web
posted by Victor H. / Jul 10, 2013, 9:06 AM
Apple can no longer brag about selling the most smartphones, so in its latest keynote Tim Cook had to quote a rather strange metric to still illustrate how Apple is superior to its rivals. To freshen up your mind, that metric was the actual usage of mobile devices. Apple’s chief executive data then showed iDevices having a huge advantage over others.
Now, that seems to have also changed as StatCounter reports that in terms of smartphone web usage Samsung has now surpassed Apple. That means that people all over the world are using Samsung’s smartphones more to access the web than iPhones or iPod touches.
The web monitoring service tracked mobile device accessing its websites and for the first time in June Samsung actually beat Apple in being the most used mobile device brand for surfing the web.
The difference between Samsung and Apple is minimal, but it’s there. Samsung accounted for 25.5% of all page views, while Apple grabbed a 25.1% share. Nokia remained third with 22%.
While it might have fallen out of grace in June worldwide, Apple still dominates the United States market. In America, 54.8% of users used iDevices to access the web and Samsung was a distant runner up with 18.3%.
The StatCounter rankings only include smartphones and no tablets.
source: StatCounter via CNET
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yaay.NOKIA 22%.not distant third anymore
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 9:18 AM 6
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looking at the graph projectiles and apple's current progress(or no progress) in phones....soon nokia will take the 2nd spot
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 9:21 AM 9
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That's a no brainer, who wants to watch vids or look at a website with the tiny 4 inch screen and inferior specs???? Samsung rules, especially with the GS4. The best phone I have ever had. There are a few sheep in my family that still have an ios but that's because it is a simple phone and they don't care about having a 5 inch full 1080P hd screen and 2 gigs of ram and super amoled screen which blows the iphones screen out of the water, oh and they don't care about smart stay, smart scroll, among other aweome features my S4 has!!! They like their glorified ipod lol. I sold my ipod nano cause now I stream google play music on blazing fast 4G lte :) However, to each their own :)
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 9:55 AM 15
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you are right about the i phone screen size but i have to disagree about the amoled display the colors are too saturated
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 11:08 AM 0
So much BS in one paragraph. I'm seriously laughing at the "smart" features part. Half of those don't even work properly.
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 2:13 PM 0
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The story is accurate but the graphic is all wrong - Lloyd should be on the right side of the Apple where he would effectively be shown, and accurately I might add, taking a huge bite out of the Apple. I am truly sad to see my beloved Apple fall to the rock bottom. I'm now embarrassed to take out my tiny iPhone in public :(
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 10:16 AM 2
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Great, now we just need someone to knock Samsung off their perch. Down with the king!
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 10:19 AM 2
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And I thought you where supposed to be unbiased....anyway have fun dreaming about knocking Samsung of the top spot....not gonna happen any time soon mate!
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 11:30 AM 1
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Knocking Samsung "off" will take more than words. Bring in quality prroducts surpassing buyers expectations while Samsung remains stagnat and unresponsive(which will never happen), then you can "knock her off".
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 11:53 AM 1
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ha ha, samsung with loads of smartphones is just a bit above apple, shame for samsung
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 11:31 PM 1
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Oh! Samsung how hard it was releasing 30 phones a year vs one iPhone.
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 2:28 AM 1
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