StatCounter recently produced some new data that proved, for the very first time since their development, mobile devices have overtaken the desktop computer as an internet access point.
StatCounter's data said that October 2016 was officially the month that smartphones and tablets surpassed the desktop computer with
51.3 percent of internet usage worldwide in comparison to the 48.7 percent for the desktop.
Although mobile devices are still lagging behind in the U.S., a forecast from Zenith predicts that mobile devices will completely take over the desktop computer by next year, driving at least 75 percent of global internet usage in 2017. The agency further went on to say that the number would grow to nearly 80 percent by 2018.
In addition to general internet usage, Zenith believes that mobile advertising will overtake desktop advertising globally in 2017. Moreover, by 2018, 60 percent of Internet advertising will be on mobile devices, says Zenith.