Smartphones are changing the way we interact with the physical world. This trend is expected to increase at an amazing rate in the coming years.Mobile internet has made information and data accessible everywhere. The global mobile statistics summarized below are the reasons you should care about mobile internet.

  1. 85% of mobile devices will be web enabled by next year.
  2. More smartphones are being shipped than PCs
  3. Over 50% of new internet connections already come from mobile devices and its growing
  4. Mobile searches have increased 4x since last year
  5. 77% of local information seekers call or visit a business after looking up a local information on their smartphone.
  6. 82% of smartphone users notice mobile ads.
  7. 2010 saw usage of PC-based email decline, particularly among teenagers, and it appears that much of that email activity is moving to people’s mobile devices.
  8. Social media is one of the most prevalent and fastest-growing activities on the mobile phone.
  9. The next phase in m-commerce will be the emergence of the “mobile wallet” with direct payments coming from the mobile device
  10. There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (that’s 77 percent of the world population)
  11. Mobile apps have been downloaded 10.9 billion times. But demand for download mobile apps is expected to peak in 2013.
  12. Paying by mobile i.e. m-payments is  worth US$240 billion  and could be over US$1 trillion by 2015.
  13. Between 500 million and 1 billion people will access financial services by mobile by 2015
  14. By 2016, application-to-person (A2P) messaging will overtake person-to-person (texting) messaging, being worth more than US$70bn
  15. 6.9 SMS trillion messages were sent in 2010. SMS traffic is expected to break 8 trillion this year
  16. 2.1 billion mobile devices will have HTML5 browsers by 2016
  17. 1388.2 million handsets were sold in 2010, up 18.5 percent compared with 2009.
  18. here are 200 million mobile video playbacks every day on YouTube
  19. Many mobile-only Web users do not have a bank account, in India this is 57 percent of the mobile-only.