Feb 5, 2013: According to a recent report by web analytic firm StatCounter, Apple has dethroned Nokia for the first time to become the leading smartphone in terms of mobile internet usage worldwide. Nokia which had a market share of 37.67 per cent last year has been pushed to the third position with Samsung smartphones gaining the second place in terms of internet usage. Apple smartphones led the pack with 25.86 per cent market followed by Samsung which had 22.6 per cent market share and then comes Nokia with 22.15 per cent market share.
Though world wide Apple has become the leader, in India it is a different story. Nokia still holds the top position with 52.1 per cent but the brand saw a drop from 72.95 per cent last year. It is followed by Samsung which showed an improvement in terms of mobile internet usage and occupied the second position with 26.87 per cent market share in January 2013. One interesting thing to note is that BlackBerry which is extensively used by corporate is nowhere in the picture.