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Source: Statcounter


In a recent finding, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) mobile web usage finally eclipsed Nokia’s results. According to StatCounter, an analytics firm for web analysis, Apple dethroned Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) last month for the first time in mobile web usage results. These findings include mobile phones and iPod Touches, but doesn’t include iPads.

Unfortunately, most of the vendors on the list, including Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Nokia, saw significant declines in 2012. Apple’s net decline went from 28.67 to 25.86 percent by the end January. Nokia’s loss was more significant as they went down from 37.67 percent to 22.69 percent. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94)’s results showed a huge gain from 14.84 percent to 22.69 percent. These results show how Samsung was able to squeeze by Nokia to keep their spot on number three.

Aodhan Cullen, chief executive officer of StatCounter, added, “It’s good and bad news for Apple. Apple has been handed the number one spot despite its falling usage share. A decline in Nokia usage from January 2012 to January 2013 means the Finnish company ceded the top spot to Apple. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), in contrast to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), has seen an increase in its usage share since January 2012.”

Despite Apple’s rise over Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) still fairs better overall.

The aforementioned stats were concluded over compiled data from 15 billion page views  per month with the StatCounter Network, which includes a total of three million websites.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) still remains in the lead with their smartphone sales, despite tough competition from Samsung. Although Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) has failed to meet the needs of smartphone consumers, the Finnish company is thinking about the future. Nokia’s CEO, Steve Elop recently mentioned that his company would eventually like to venture out in the tablet market and possibly create a Windows-based tablet computer of their own, although an Android tablet remains a valid possibility. Of course, there is no word on if or when such a product will be available.