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Samsung overtakes Apple for first time in global smartphone web usage


Samsung’s share of smartphone-based web-browsing has increased substantially in the last year, reports StatCounter, edging just ahead of Apple for the first time.

The big winner over the year has been Samsung, which, for the first time in June 2013, marginally passed Apple on a worldwide basis to take number one spot in terms of internet usage. Samsung has seen its internet usage rise to 25.47%, just ahead of Apple (25.09%) … 

The big loser year-on-year has been Nokia, which saw its share fall from first place at 28 percent to third place at just under 22 percent. Blackberry’s decline continued, from 5 percent to 3.6 percent.

Apple retains its lead in the USA, and also worldwide in total mobile browsing, with tablet usage included.

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