Internet use continues shift from desktop to mobile in 2017


Mobile web browsing outstripped desktop-based Internet use worldwide in 2017, according to the latest data from StatCounter.

According to StatCounter data from the end of December 2017, 56.6% of global Internet traffic came from mobile devices (52.3% smartphones and 4.3% tablets) compared to 43.4% from computers.

When it comes to operating systems, web traffic from computers running Windows takes a clear lead (82.7% worldwide), far in front of Apple computers running OS X or macOS (13.1% worldwide). The market share of Internet use from PCs on Linux remains under 2%.

For smartphones, Android and iOS largely dominate the market, with Google’s operating system leading the way (73.5% worldwide).

StatCounter is a web analysis service based on a tracking code installed on more than two million websites worldwide. Several billion page views are analysed each month. — AFP Relaxnews