StatCounter: Nokia Leads The Number, Mobile Web Usage Doubled YOY

Posted on Feb 8 2012 - 7:10am by Editorial Staff

We already seen that the Finish mobile maker Nokia has hits the smartphone sale to 19.6 million units and as on the same term the company leads the way in terms of mobile web browsing too. That’s according to the latest report from StatCounter, which found that Nokia handsets accounts for about 40 percent of the world’s mobile browsing, followed by Apple, at around 29 percent.

According to analytics firm StatCounter, mobile users accessing the web has almost doubled since 2009. StatCounter in its latest report says, “Global Internet usage through mobile devices rose to 8.5%, nearly doubling the 2011 figure of 4.3%.” The analytics figure only includes cellphones, excluding tablets from the mix.

“While global internet usage through mobiles is still under 10%, the pace of growth is remarkable,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “Following repeated requests, we’ve decided to make our new mobile vendor stats publicly available,” commented Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter. “As the mobile space is constantly evolving, we keep our detection under constant review.”

Apple is strong at No. 2 globally, while leading use in the United Kingdom and the United States. The global leader in mobile Web use is Nokia at nearly 40% of usage. The firm believes that Nokia’s global dominance is due to high penetration in emerging markets like India.

(Image Source: StatCounter, Featured Image)

About the Author
Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff at I2Mag is a team of subject experts led by Karan Chopra.