Samsung moves to the top position for the first time

Samsung overtakes Apple iPhone in smartphone web traffic

A new report reveals that more Samsung smartphones are being used to access the internet than Apple’s iPhone for the first time ever.

StatCounter’s report shows that Samsung’s internet usage was up to 25.47 per cent in June 2013, just ahead of Apple who took 25.09 per cent of traffic.

Samsung has moved into the top position over the course of the past year, with its share growing from 19.46 per cent 12 months ago.

While Apple has so far kept to its routine of releasing one phone a year, Samsung has bombarded the smartphone market with an array of devices in its Galaxy range, including the Zoom, Active, Mini, Young, Fame, Win and Ace 3 to name but a few.

As Apple is expected to announce new devices in September, it appears the firm could be taking a leaf out of Samsung’s book. Not only is Apple tipped to unveil the iPad 5, the iPad Mini 2 and the iPhone 6, it is also expected that there will be news of its highly rumoured budget iPhone, which some say will likely have similar specs to an iPhone 4S.

StatCounter’s report also looked at operating system market share. Back in May, PCR reported that Windows 7 was the most popular OS in the world, and it looks like it still is. The researchers found that Microsoft’s Windows 7 is currently the top platform with 52.62 per cent of the market. Apple’s OS X was second at 7.4 per cent.

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