Web analytics firm StatCounter is out today with updated stats for the month of January 2013. When it comes to internet usage, iPhone users this month held the number one spot as Nokia experienced a significant decline during 2012. With Nokia’s share of mobile internet usage down 15.52% from 37.67% last January to just 22.15% this year, Apple was able to move into the number one position for the first time ever despite experiencing a decline of 2.81%. Apple took 25.86% of mobile internet usage in January, down from 28.67% last year. Nokia was also bumped to third position with Samsung gaining 7.85% to move into the number two spot. However, it’s important to point out that StatCounter doesn’t include iPads in its definition of mobile devices.
As for mobile OS, StatCounter has at Android 37% of the market in January up from 33.19% in December. In comparison, iPhone and iPod held 25.85% of the global OS share, up from 23.26% in December. Keeping in mind that StatCounter doesn’t include iPads in these stats, we take also take a look at a report for January from NetApplications (pictured below) that has iOS with iPads included at 60.56% of the market during the month: