Statistics released Wednesday from StatCounter for June 2013 show some interesting facts regarding the web browsing on smartphones only, not including tablets. It seems that users all over the world are using Samsung devices to navigate the mobile Internet, rather than Apple devices.
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At the beggining of this year, Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch topped the Nokia devices in terms of number of Web pages accessed, also reported by StatCounter, that measures browsing usage among a network of 3 million websites. And now, starting last month, Samsung smartphones surpassed Apple, but, to be honest, the difference between them is not that big. Samsung’s smarphones had a share of 25,5% in the page views, while Apple’s devices had 25,1%, 22% for Nokia, and Blackberry pretty far away with 3,6%.
As far as the United States are concerned, Apple is number one by far, having 50,4% last year and 54,8% this year, while Samsung only grew from 12,7% last year to 18,3% this year.
StarCounter said that when they refer to a mobile device, they mean a pocket-sized computing device with a touchscreen or a mini keyboard, so tablets are not taken into consideration in this category, even though they are also portable, they are considered more like the newest version of a personal computer.
On the non-mobile handsets, StarCounter registered 83,9% of the total usage. In this category, Windows 7 is the most used operating system, owning 52,6%, followed by Windows XP dropping at 21,1%, Windows 8 with 5,9% and climbing, while Apple’s OS had 7.4% and the iOS on the iPads had 4,2%.
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