Samsung Overtakes Apple In Smartphone Usage


  • Samsung overtakes Apple to claim number one spot globally for first time in terms of internet usage
  • Chrome tops Internet Explorer in US for first time

Samsung has overtaken Apple globally for the first time in June this year to take number one spot in terms of internet usage, according to StatCounter, the independent website analytics company. In the United States Google’s browser Chrome overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the first time in June.

The report finds that while 12 months ago, Nokia led globally in terms of internet usage, Samsung (25.47%) has leapfrogged both Apple (25.09%) and Nokia (21.96%) to take the lead in June 2013. In the US and UK however, Apple remains the clear leader.

While in May 2012 Chrome became the browser leader in terms of internet usage worldwide, it has now overtaken Internet Explorer for the first time in the United States as well. In June Chrome took the number one spot in the US at 34.02% (up from 23.84% 12 months ago). Over the same time frame IE declined to 32.46% (from 40.89%).

Other highlights include:

  • Windows 7 increases internet usage share despite launch of Windows 8
  • Reports of Facebook decline appear exaggerated
  • Twitter has greater referral influence in the UK than in the US
  • Google still dominates worldwide but more competitive in US where Bing makes some headway

Adapted From: StatCounter launches “Internet Wars” Report

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