Friday 19 January 2018

Samsung overtakes Apple for mobile web usage – report

Collection of Smart Phones. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Collection of Smart Phones. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

SAMSUNG has overtaken Apple for mobile web usage, according to the results of a new survey.

According to a report from web analytics firm, StatCounter, the number of users connecting to the net using Samsung’s products also surpassed handsets from Nokia.

Since their launch, the iPhone and iPad have proven overwhelming popular in the smartphone market – for both business and personal consumers – due to the ease of web access and large library of useful applications.

But as of June 2013, Samsung has jumped in front of his market competitors as the most widely used product for web access worldwide, according to the report.

The world’s largest smartphone manufacturer joins Chrome in its success, which has become the most popular internet browser, overtaking Internet Explorer for the first time.

However, StatCounter’s figures do add some sobriety to Samsung’s win as the firm still substantially lags behind rival Apple in both the UK and the US.

While Samsung’s mobile web usage in the US rose significantly to 18.3pc from 12.65pc, Apple’s usage still stands at almost 55pc. Similarly in the UK, Apple’s reign remains untouched with a roughly 48pc compared to Samsung’s 20.45pc.

 

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