Word just in. According to StatCounter Global Stats, mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide in October compared to 48.7% by desktop. To put it another way, mobile internet use has now surpassed the popularity of desktop worldwide.
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While this is big news, there were earlier signs during 2016, so this does not come as a particularly huge surprise. Earlier during the year Google officially confirmed that mobile searches surpassed desktop searches in 10 countries, which includes US and Japan.