A survey released yesterday showed Americans spent an average of nearly two hours a day - 114 minutes - on their smartphones, including just 23 minutes talking.
They also spend an average of 20 minutes texting, 18 minutes on e-mail, 16 minutes visiting websites and 11 minutes on social networks.
"The degree to which consumers use their smartphones primarily as data information hubs, mostly forgoing devices' traditional purpose, is significant," said
"Smartphones have become the viewfinder of our digital life. How smartphone utilisation evolves has incredible implications moving forward."
The survey found 66 percent of online US consumers indicated had a smartphone as of
"With growing ownership rates, it should be expected that the beginning signs of market saturation may appear within the next couple of years," said the CEA's
"Yet the near-term outlook for consumer purchase and upgrade intent remains bright for these devices, a positive sign that the smartphone market will continue to grow with new owners through 2014."
Three-quarters of smartphone owners said they used weather apps, making them the most popular type of application used with smartphones.
Some 60 percent used social networking apps, 57 percent used games, 55 percent video apps and 55 percent navigation.
The tracking survey was of more than 1 000 adults from May to August. CEA said no sampling error could be calculated because it was based on people who self-selected for participation. - Sapa-AFP
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