AfterDawn: Tech news

Pew: 68 percent of American adults have smartphone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 Oct 2015 8:51

Pew: 68 percent of American adults have smartphone According to the latest figures from Pew Research, 68 percent of American adults have smartphones now, and 45 percent have tablets.
The figures are significant since in 2011 the smartphone figure was 35 percent and the tablet figure was almost non-existent.

Breaking down the smartphone number further, we have 86 percent ownership for the 18-29 age group, and 83 percent for those in the age 30-49 range.

With the increase in tablet and smartphone ownership has come a decline in desktop and laptop ownership. 78 percent of adults under 30 own a desktop or laptop, down from 88 percent in 2010. In total, 73% of U.S. adults own a desktop or laptop computer, down from 80 percent in 2012.

In total, mobile phone ownership is almost fully saturated, with 92 percent of American adults owning a mobile phone of some kind.


Previous Next Write a comment
Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive