StatCounter Global Stats recently found that, this October, for the first time ever, mobile and tablet access comprised a majority (51.3 percent, to be precise) of internet usage worldwide.
The stats varied considerably country to country. Newer markets saw a much higher rate of mobile and tablet access overall. In India, more than 75 percent of internet access is done on mobile and tablets, while desktop access still dominates at 58 percent in the U.S.
Here are the numbers:
51.3% | Percentage of worldwide internet access on mobile and tablets
58% | Percentage of desktop internet access in the U.S.
>75% | Percentage of mobile internet access in India
244 million | The number of smartphone users India expects to surpass in 2017