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Mobile devices account for more than a quarter of all Internet traffic

Mobile Devices Internet Traffic Q3 2013

Going all the way back to last May, only 10% of people accessing the Internet did so through a mobile device. According to the latest report from Walker Sands, that number has since surged to a walloping 28% in the third quarter of 2013, a 67% year-over-year increase from the same quarter in 2012. John Fairley, the director of Web services at Walker Sands, explained that “device preference aside, the share of traffic coming from mobile continues to grow.” That said, certain devices have increased their share of the online market, such as the iPhone and Android tablets. On the flip side, iPads and Android phones have actually had slight decreases in traffic this quarter. Overall, iOS devices are still in the lead with 47% of all mobile traffic, but Android continues to steal traffic every year and is now up to 44.4%.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.