According to the new statistical figures posted by Pew Research group, smartphones slowly replace EBook readers and other electronic devices. In 2015, approximately 68 percent of interviewed Americans have a smartphone and only 45 percent of them say that they own a tablet.
Plunging deeper into the numbers, we can clearly see a significant change since 2011 when candidates reported that circa 35 percent of them owned a smartphone. Nobody talked about owning a tablet back then. Breaking down the candidates into specific ages groups, we can see that adults between the ages of 18 and 29 years old said that they went ahead and bough a smartphone.
Another interviewed age group was that of adults with ages between 20 to 49 years old. Each of them reported that they live in a house of their own and earn up to 75.000 dollars a year. About 83 percent of the candidates belonging to this age group reported that they own a smartphone.
Study reveals that smartphone users are actually fairly rich, educated and are very young compared to those that either don’t own a smartphone or they chose to use other electronic devices.
Although the smartphone industry is thriving as more and more people decide to switch to a mobile solution, the demand for other type of gadgets such as laptops, desktops, EBook readers is slowly declining.
Numbers show that in 2010 almost 88 percent of interviewed adults owned a personal computer. Since 2010 that number has dropped below 78 percent and tech analysts expect the numbers to drop even further in the years to come.
It could very well be the way in how we play the game. If we use basic common sense we can clearly see that this situation is somewhat natural. Smartphones were invented in order to provide the user with smarter solutions to their communicational needs. Going even further than that, smartphone producers tried to incorporate a large pallet of services in order to help the customer.
We ask ourselves this question: why would I need a laptop, a desktop or an EBook reader when my smartphone can do all those things better? Internet surfing? I can do better in a mobile browser. How about listening to music? I can store a lot of tunes on my phone and I could always access the online store in order to get more.
As of today, approximately 90 percent of the adults own a smartphone and the numbers are climbing.
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