WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 37 percent of Americans ages 12 to 17 tap the Internet using a smartphone, up sharply in just a year, according to a 2012 Pew survey released on Wednesday.
(2 months and 13 days ago)
The days when smartphone buyers valued devices that fit neatly into their hands appear to be over - nowadays it’s all about the big, beautiful display. A new survey from Strategy Analytics has found that consumers are increasingly attracted to smartphones with larger screens, indicating that the trend Samsung started with its Galaxy Note line of phablets has taken hold....
(14 days ago)
You may want to think twice before asking to borrow your friend's cell, a new survey suggests. Odds are, that phone has spent some time near the toilet. Three-quarters of the 2,000 people surveyed admitted to using their phone while on the commode.
(2 months and 19 days ago)
Think you use your phone to look at Facebook a lot? Unless you're doing it at least 14 times a day, you're actually below average. That's just one of the surprising revelations in a research report by IDC released Wednesday. The study tapped 7,446 iPhone and Android users in the U.S. between 18 and 44 — representative of the 50% of the population that uses smartphones — and...
(1 month and 25 days ago)
You love your smartphone, always have the latest device and check Twitter before you grab your coffee in the morning. Or perhaps you recently purchased your first smartphone and are getting used to all the computing power you’re carrying around.
(3 months and 3 days ago)
comScore’s February survey of US smartphone users shows that Apple had its 13th month of market share gain when tabulated on a three month rolling average. Apple had a 38.9% smartphone market share for the January to February timeframe and increased its share by 870 basis points.
(1 month and 18 days ago)
Samsung keeps selling each successive Galaxy S smartphone faster than the prior model, leaving little room for any other Android smartphone maker to grab a piece of the profit pie. Should we all just get used to TouchWiz?
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April 8 - Technology is bringing relief to smartphone users who need to answer the call of nature in Shanghai, a bustling city of 23 million. Despite being a tourist magnet, Shanghai is lacking in public toilet facilities, although a new app designed by a local company is now addressing the occasionally urgent problem. Elly Park reports.
(1 month and 14 days ago)
A recent survey by eMarketer shows one group of consumers in the UK picking up the smartphone habit in greater numbers than the US. It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that 93% of UK teens are set to use a mobile phone in 2013, but those teens who will be using a smartphone is almost as high, at 81% for 2013 (and projected to reach 96% by 2017).
(23 days ago)
A new survey from software security company AVG announced today reveals that a full 25 percent of mobile users keep "intimate photos or videos" on their smartphone or tablet device, a surprisingly high number given that only 36 percent said they would be comfortable checking their bank balance from a smartphone screen. AVG surveyed 5,107 smartphone users in the U.K., U.S.,...
(2 months and 29 days ago)
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