Apple Has Been Outraced In Web Browsing By Samsung

A recent study in June, by StatCounter finds that Samsung devices has outpaced Apple iPhones and iPod Touches in worldwide browsing. The devices includes pocket sized devices and not tablets.

According to their study, Samsung’s smartphones are more preferred than Apple’s. In January 2013, Apple surpassed Nokia phones for the web usage and now, reports states that Samsung have topped the list than Apple in browsing in the global lead. But not by much. Samsung’s devices accounted for 25.5 percent of page views to 25.1 percent for Apple and 22 percent for Nokia in June. Research in Motion’s BlackBerry devices are a distant fourth place at 3.6 percent.


Samsung has tie-up with Google for its Net giant’s Android operating system. It is on its way in making of a rival mobile OS called Tizen.

Statistics shows that for mobile browsing in the United States, Apple’s devices are far and away the leader, growing from 50.4 percent of usage in July 2012 to 54.8 percent in June 2013. Over that period, Samsung devices rose from 12.7 percent to 18.3 percent.

StatCounter is not including tablets for its mobile rankings as it agrees with Microsoft’s approach that considers tablets to be merely the latest variety of a personal computer.

The company said, “We define a mobile device as a pocket-sized computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input or a miniature keyboard. Tablets, while portable, are not considered mobile devices according to this definition.”

It has been reported that non-mobile devices which have good browsing capacity has Windows 7 as its operating system and Windows XP is declining. StatCounter said that it has given first place to the unbranded Android browser at 29.1 percent of usage worldwide. Second place went to Apple’s Safari at 25.0 percent. Chrome for mobile devices, available only on devices running Android 4.0 or later, is growing and has reached 3.2 percent,

The top one in mobile devices is the Google’s unbranded Android’s browser with Chrome slowly rising.

via CNET

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