Samsung tops global mobile internet usage for first time


The Korean manufacturer has overtaken Apple and Nokia globally, while in the UK BlackBerry has seen a dramatic fall in its share of internet usage

Samsung has overtaken Apple globally for the first time in terms of internet usage, according to website analytics company StatCounter.

The Korean manufacturer now accounts for more than a quarter of all mobile web browsing, with 25.5 per cent compared to Apple’s 25 per cent.

Nokia, which head top stop a year ago, has slipped to third with 22 per cent.

In the UK, however, Apple still leads internet usage tables, with 48 per cent of compared to 43 per cent this time last year. Samsung increased its share of mobile web usage to 20 per cent from 13 per cent 12 months ago. BlackBerry’s share has fallen from 28 per cent last year to 16 per cent currently.

StatCounter said: “The rise of both Chrome and Samsung is in large part attributable to Google, whose Android operating system powers the majority of smartphones bought globally.”