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Nielsen says 64% of users in the U.S. own smartphones

Nielsen says 64% of users in the U.S. own smartphones
The feature phone is a dying breed. There's really no way around that fact. Hardware manufacturers are looking at ways to create lower-cost handsets so that smartphones can become the norm in emerging markets, because smartphones have gone beyond being the norm in wealthier countries like the U.S; smartphones are beginning to hit a saturation point.

Earlier this year, we hit the point where half of U.S. consumers owned a smartphone; and, we also hit the mark where half of phone sales worldwide were
Nielsen says 64  of users in the U.S. own smartphones
smartphones. Now, Nielsen is saying that 64% of users in the U.S. now own smartphones. That percentage looks to climb quickly, because according to Nielsen 80% of phone sales during the three month period from June through August were smartphones. 

The data shows that 80% of young adults (age 25 to 34) and 70% of teenagers own smartphones. If someone can make a device that can bring in older users (over 55), there is still market share to be had (which is probably why Samsung is introducing "easy mode"). 

Android is still the leader with 53% of the U.S. smartphone market, but Android has been taking an even higher percentage of recent sales at 61%. But, the U.S. is still really a two platform region with 95% of recent sales being either Android or iOS. 

source: Nielsen via BGR


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posted on 18 Sep 2013, 23:35

1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Times is getting faster for the people.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 23:36 1

2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


More Blackberry users than WP?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 23:57 3

3. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


yeah..more BB..this is U.S market after all.

what do you expect from ____

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 00:00 1

4. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


yes smartphone is coming faster than i can pop my pocorn..

featurephone will always be there to save our day..

great battery+good signal+text faster+excellent ota voice quality = good life.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 01:01 1

6. reckless562 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


true....

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 00:09 1

5. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


play hd videos+tweet nonsense stuff+ post facebook+ terrible battery+ bad signal+ bunch of unnecessary applications+ overcharges on data+ stress+ adults playing games instead of talking to there children = SMARTPHONE

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 01:02 2

7. reckless562 (Posts: 851; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


again true, the smart phone makes u dumb if not used for doing smart things.
they have become giant toys.

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