Mobile browsing has overtaken desktop browsing for the first time, with October 2016 seeing more smartphones and tablets used to surf the web than desktop PCs.
According to a report by Alphr, global statistics from Stats Counter show that mobile web browsing secured 51.3% of the share for the month.
StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen said “mobile compatibility is increasingly important” for businesses.
“Not just because of growing traffic, but because Google favours mobile-friendly websites for its mobile search results,” he said.
Desktop browsing was still preferred in the US and the UK, with 55.6% and 58% respectively, while South Africa’s usage showed mobile browsing dominating – sitting at 67.5%.