REVEAL: Some of the most popular cell phone activities in 2013. http://pewrsr.ch/1eUF9Id
Which ones do you do?

REVEAL: Some of the most popular cell phone activities in 2013. http://pewrsr.ch/1eUF9Id

Which ones do you do?

Cell Phone Activities in 2013

We’ve got fresh data on who is performing what kinds of activities on their cell phones today.

But — before you look, see if you can arrange these activities in order of most popular (among cell owners):

  • access the internet
  • send or receive text messages
  • get directions, recommendations, or other location-based information
  • send or receive email
  • download apps
  • “check in” or share their location
  • listen to music
  • participate in a video call or video chat

Answers will be revealed shortly.

91% of Americans are cell phone owners.  57% go online using a mobile phone. 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of their online browsing using their mobile phone—and not some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.
New data: http://pewrsr.ch/14VCt8Q

91% of Americans are cell phone owners.  57% go online using a mobile phone. 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of their online browsing using their mobile phone—and not some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.

New data: http://pewrsr.ch/14VCt8Q

The role of location in digital life is changing.

  • 74% of smartphone owners now use their phone to get directions or other info based on their current location.
  • 30% of social media users have an account set up to include their location in posts.
  • At the same time, there is a drop in the number of smartphone owners who use “check in” location services. 12% of adult smartphone owners say they use a geosocial service to “check in” to certain locations or share their location with friends, down from 18% in early 2012.

Yet even as most smartphone owners use their phones abilities to get location-specific information, data from earlier surveys also shows that mobile users of all ages say they have turned off location-tracking features at some point due to privacy concerns:

  • As of September 2012, almost half (46%) of teen app users say they have turned off the location tracking feature on their cell phone or in an app on a phone or tablet because they were worried about other people or companies being able to access that information.
  • As of April 2012, in response to a different question, over a third (35%) of adult cell app users said they have turned off the location-tracking feature on their cell phone because they were concerned that other individuals or companies could access that information.

Read more in our new report out today: http://pewrsr.ch/185iqQ9

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Microsoft has announced plans to buy the Nokia Phones Division, unifying its hardware and software production. Meanwhile, Apple is set to release its latest batch of iPhones next week, but this time in color.  Add in Android’s ongoing challenge to Apple and Blackberry’s recent bid for more smartphone relevance, and the market is brimming with options.

All of this could add to consumer choice, as buyers are snapping up smartphones at a rapid pace. A majority of Americans (56%) now own a smartphone, up from 35% the first time we asked in May 2011.  Cell phones in general are now almost ubiquitous – 91% of adults own a cell phone according to our latest survey.

Microsoft has announced plans to buy the Nokia Phones Division, unifying its hardware and software production. Meanwhile, Apple is set to release its latest batch of iPhones next week, but this time in color.  Add in Android’s ongoing challenge to Apple and Blackberry’s recent bid for more smartphone relevance, and the market is brimming with options.
All of this could add to consumer choice, as buyers are snapping up smartphones at a rapid pace. A majority of Americans (56%) now own a smartphone, up from 35% the first time we asked in May 2011.  Cell phones in general are now almost ubiquitous – 91% of adults own a cell phone according to our latest survey.
Smartphone wars: More options for fast-growing market http://pewrsr.ch/1dG0ILg

Microsoft has announced plans to buy the Nokia Phones Division, unifying its hardware and software production. Meanwhile, Apple is set to release its latest batch of iPhones next week, but this time in color.  Add in Android’s ongoing challenge to Apple and Blackberry’s recent bid for more smartphone relevance, and the market is brimming with options.

All of this could add to consumer choice, as buyers are snapping up smartphones at a rapid pace. A majority of Americans (56%) now own a smartphone, up from 35% the first time we asked in May 2011.  Cell phones in general are now almost ubiquitous – 91% of adults own a cell phone according to our latest survey.

Smartphone wars: More options for fast-growing market http://pewrsr.ch/1dG0ILg

Brand new data out today.

Tablet penetration is officially at 1/3 of the U.S. adult population.
Smartphones: 56%. Tablets: 34%.
#Mobile.

Tablet penetration is officially at 1/3 of the U.S. adult population.

Smartphones: 56%. Tablets: 34%.

#Mobile.

The mobile phone saga visualized: This chart says it all. For the first time, more than half of all U.S. adults own a smartphone. 
More new smartphone data: http://pewrsr.ch/11hzgIA

The mobile phone saga visualized: This chart says it all. For the first time, more than half of all U.S. adults own a smartphone

More new smartphone data: http://pewrsr.ch/11hzgIA

More: Cell phone and smartphone ownership, over time.

More: Cell phone and smartphone ownership, over time.

TEENS HAVE GONE MOBILE.
Check these stats:
78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011.
23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population.
95% of teens use the internet.
93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home.
AND - 1 in 4 teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.
More: http://pewrsr.ch/ZmwgLG

TEENS HAVE GONE MOBILE.

Check these stats:

  • 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011.
  • 23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population.
  • 95% of teens use the internet.
  • 93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home.

AND - 1 in 4 teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.

More: http://pewrsr.ch/ZmwgLG