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This chart shows how smartphones are taking over the computing world

Updated 4 years ago
Mobile Internet Browsing Traffic

Last month, we shared a report from Walker Sands which showed an enormous leap in mobile website traffic, up 18% from 2012. Although the results aren’t quite as eye-popping, Computerworld has shared the latest data from StatCounter, a Dublin-based website analytics company, which puts November’s mobile browser usage share at 20%. In other words, one-fifth of the pages viewed online were visited via a mobile browser. This leap in mobile traffic is not only a sign that smartphones and tablets are becoming the go-to devices for browsing, it’s also a sign of the sharp decline in the desktop segment, which includes desktop PCs and notebooks. Although different sources are reaching different conclusions, there’s no question that mobile traffic is on the rise. StatCounter’s chart showing mobile traffic growth follows below.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.