Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jul 2013 12:47 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "StatCounter's latest Internet Wars Report found that, in the month of June, Samsung devices accounted for 25.43 percent of smartphone Internet usage, compared to 25.09 for Apple's iPhone devices. Samsung has moved into the leadership position in smartphone web use over the course of the last year, which has seen the South Korean tech giant's share grow from 19.46 percent just 12 months ago." Android sales outpacing everything else is starting to show up in usage statistics.
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Very interesting report
by Tony Swash on Sat 27th Jul 2013 20:02 UTC
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Thanks for the pointer to this report, very comprehensive and very interesting.

Looks to me like a two horse race in mobile if one discounts Nokia whose non-WP base is in terminal decline and going nowhere.

I was very impressed by Chrome's performance on the desktop which seems the stand out data in the report. It's very clear now that Chrome is Google's main strategic play to ensure the ubiquity of their services horizontally across all platforms which in turn will crowbar everyone into a Google+ account (and hence the tracking and ad serving that it facilitates). I am relatively impressed by Google's strategic focus under Page. Android as an OS seems in maintenance mode and everything is about building universal Google services and inserting Chrome in as much of the web traffic stack as it can.

The other thing that struck me about the report was how dominant Windows 7 still is and how slow the Windows 8 ramp up is.

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