Smartphone versus laptop: the web becomes increasingly mobile!
There is no denying that the internet is big business. With more of us than ever constantly connected, how we surf the web is becoming ever more important. A survey by Opera, the world’s most popular mobile web browser, found that 56 per cent of its users solely browse using a mobile device, illustrating how important mobile browsing has become. The future of the web is increasingly mobile.
The report from Opera (source: PDF file) found that 56 per cent of Opera users accessed the web only via their mobile phone, while 43 per cent of non Opera users also used their mobile phone as their sole web browsing device. That’s a lot of web surfers using the mobile phone as their only source of internet. Here’s why this is important.
At present a poor number of websites are still not configured to run the full versions of their pages. Pages that work on mobile phones (and tablets) are more important than ever. And 55 per cent of Opera users make purchases on their mobile phone, 43 per cent without Opera also make purchases.
According to Opera, the Opera Mini web browser currently sits at the top of the most used browsers, followed by Android, iPhone and Nokia, BlackBerry follow some way behind according to Opera. If webpages do not work for these gadget fans, then that’s a lot of potential customers and readers that websites are missing out on.
So we ask, how do you surf the web? Like thousands of others, do you use just your smartphone to surf? Ever encountered trying to access certain pages and services as a result of sticking to mobile? Let us know in the comments section below.