What kind of device do you use to surf the net? Are you still mainly using your computer or have you switched to your mobile gadgets? It seems that the importance of desktop internet will fade into the background, as the mobile internet usage has been increasing dramatically in recent years. Since many people own smartphones and tablets nowadays, it is becoming easier to access the internet from any place you are. However, will mobile internet really overtake the desktop use by 2015 as recent forecasts suggest?
There are a few indicators that demonstrate mobile internet is becoming more and more popular. Nearly half of the world’s population has access to 3G mobile networks now, and also the connection and downstream speed is improving. Based on the fact that more smartphones and tablets are being shipped compared to desktop and notebook PCs, it’s not surprising that the monthly global mobile data traffic has doubled within the last year. In some emerging countries like Egypt, India or South Africa, a high percentage of people only surf the net via mobile web. But interestingly, also one out of four US Americans rarely or never uses a computer to access the web.
Have a look at this infographic to form your own opinion about the mobile web. By the way, I am very curious on which device you’re reading this blog post 😉