Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Smartphone app users overtake basic phone users in the US

updated 03:20 pm EDT, Fri October 1, 2010

comScore finds smartphone apps now in majority

Smartphone app users now make up the majority of those using mobile apps at all in the US, comScore said Friday. Smartphone apps went from 43.6 percent of use in August a year ago to 60.4 percent today. A similar effect has occurred with web browsers, as 55.5 percent of mobile web use is now on a smartphone where it was 41.4 percent in 2009.

The same, close look also discovered that gender was becoming less of an issue, as 44 percent of smartphone app users were women. Teenagers were the fastest-rising group, and most app use centered around weather, maps and social networks. Web use was dominated by search but also social networking and news.

Smartphones still account for less than a quarter of the US smartphone market, but the encouragement to use data meant they were much more aggressive. Americans have been increasingly turning to Android, BlackBerry and iPhone devices, with most app use coming from Android and iPhone owners. Platforms with small app platforms or aging browsers, such as Symbian, webOS and Windows Mobile, have usually only contributed a small amount.







By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News