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Smartphones and tablets now account for more than 10% of all web browsing

Published Nov 3rd, 2012 1:07PM EDT
Web Browsing Statistics

We’re not in the “post-PC world” yet, but new data from NetMarketShare says that we’re getting there. According to NetMarketShare’s latest tracking numbers, smartphones and tablets accounted for 10.3% of all web browsing in October 2012, the first time mobile browsing has ever crossed the 10% threshold in the firm’s measurements. What makes this particularly interesting is that mobile browsing accounted for as little as 7.2% of all browsing as recently as this past March, meaning that mobile browsing growth seems to have accelerated somewhat over the past few months. iOS-based smartphones and tablets accounted for nearly 60% of all mobile browsing in October 2012, NetMarketShare found, while Android-based devices accounted for just over 27% of all mobile browsing.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.