Mobile trends in Argentina- Smartphones and tablets taking bigger share of web use

13/07/2012

Mobile use in Argentina is on the rise, with Android accounting for the largest share of mobile webpage views, while iPads lead the tablet market, according to new research. The study, from comScore, looked at connected device usage in Argentina from its Device Essentials service. The report found that digital media consumption via connected devices (including mobile phones, tablets, etc.) accounted for 2.1 percent of all Internet page views in March 2012. Of this non-computer traffic, mobile phones drove 70.4 percent of traffic, while tablets accounted for 25.2 percent.

“Internet consumption in Argentina is beginning to change in a meaningful way as consumers embrace a growing number of devices to stay connected,” said Marcos Christensen, comScore country manager for Argentina. “Understanding how consumers are using smartphones and tablets to consume content will be of growing importance for publishers and advertisers seeking to engage their audiences wherever and however they are consuming media content.”

Key findings on Argentina’s connected device market include:

• In Argentina, non-computer devices such as tablets, mobile phones and gaming consoles accounted for 2.1 percent of all Internet page views in March 2012, up from 1.2 percent in June 2011.

• Out of this 2.1 percent of non-computer traffic, mobile phones accounted for the largest share at 70.4 percent. Tablets accounted for 25.2 percent of non-computer traffic, while other devices (which include iPods, e-readers, gaming consoles, etc.) accounted for 4.4 percent.

• Compared to Mexico and Brazil, non-computer traffic in Argentina skewed more towards mobile phones and less towards tablets and other devices.

• Google Android led as the top mobile platform, accounting for 56.3 percent of mobile phone page views, while Apple’s iPad led the tablet market driving 78.3 percent of tablet page views in March 2012 in Argentina.

Nearly 4 in Every 5 Tablet Page Views Happen on iPads

In March 2012, Android led as the top mobile platform, accounting for 56.3 percent of mobile phone page views. iOS drove 10.7 percent of mobile traffic, while Symbian closely followed accounting for 10.6 percent of mobile page views. iPads dominated the tablet market, accounting for nearly 4 in every 5 page views occurring on tablet devices during the month, while Android tablets accounted for 19.5 percent of tablet traffic.

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Source: www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

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