Samsung and Apple overtake Nokia for mobile web usage

Both Apple and Samsung have climbed ahead of Nokia to take 1st and 2nd position respectively in terms of the most widely used vendor for internet usage, new StatCounter research reveals.

As per StatCounter, Apple dislodged Nokia in January in terms of worldwide web usage of cellular devices. Samsung also climbed ahead of Nokia to take 2nd position behind Apple on a global basis.

In January 2013, Apple led internationally for the 1st occasion in terms of web usage with 25.86PC, ahead of Samsung (22.69PC) and Nokia (22.15PC).

“It’s negative and positive news for Apple,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “Apple has been handed the No 1 place despite its falling usage share. A drop in Nokia usage from January 2012 to January 2013 means the Finnish company ceded the top place to Apple.”

He added: “Samsung, in contrast to Apple, has seen an improved in its usage share since January 2012.”

As per StatCounter data, Apple’s global web usage share fell from 28.67PC in January 2012 to 25.86PC in the same month this year. Samsung rose from 14.84PC to 22.69PC over the same phase. Nokia fell from 37.67PC to 22.15PC.


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