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Talking is not even in the top three activities we do with our smartphones, study claims

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Talking is not even in the top three activities we do with our smartphones, study claims
British carrier O2 released a stat chart what are we most often using our smartphones for, and actually talking with them comes as a distant fifth according to the minutes we spend yammering at some one.

The top three are browsing, social network updates and listening to music, with games coming at the fourth place, just before talking, which comes with roughly the same usage as checking email and texting. David Johnson, general manager of devices for O2 in the UK, commented on their statistics:
Smartphones are now being used like a digital ‘Swiss Army Knife’, replacing possessions like watches, cameras, books and even laptops. While we’re seeing no let-up in the number of calls customers make or the amount of time they spend speaking on their phones, their phone now plays a far greater role in all aspects of their lives.
Talking is, of course, here to stay, and a good part of these Internet sessions that occupied the top spot might be using VoIP software like Skype, if O2 just counts web usage in MB, but in the US the reluctance to chat it up has seen the average call duration shrink from about three minutes to half that from 2005 until now. 

source: TheTelegraph

Talking is not even in the top three activities we do with our smartphones, study claims

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posted on 02 Jul 2012, 02:35

1. sam_tek (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


Not surprising considering it's a smartphone survey! but damn, social media comes ahead of music and games!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 02:50

2. roscuthiii (Posts: 1796; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I'm surprised texting isn't higher. These stats just seem a bit off to me.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:06 1

3. ThePolak (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


Camera so low? What about Instagram and other filter adding (cr)apps that all wannabe photographers use?

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:07 1

6. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


it will still be low.. those things you mentioned are not the actual camera process whereby you are snapping a picture..

you only take about 2 sec to snap a picture, with about 5 sec before that to adjusting angle/pose, and 5 minutes after that spent on post processing in built in editor/other apps..

so yeah, out of 5minutes, you only spent 10 seconds with the "real" camera app.. :)

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:18 1

4. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


This is not accurate worldwide. It's a UK thingy and I bet it's only in London or something. There should be a worldwide survey lasting a few days

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:36

5. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


That comes to about 2 hr 8 minutes a day on average. That's about 15 hours per week. That is a lot of entertain on a smartphone.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:12

7. Aeires (unregistered)


Seeing smart phones pretty much killed PDA devices, it's not surprising. For people like myself who work in a business environment, I use mine more for meetings and collecting notes/data than an actual phone. Streaming music while driving to and from work gets a lot of usage as well.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 13:49 1

8. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


for me its
1 Music: mosly everyday when I'm out with friends
2 Camera: mostly everyday when I'm freerunning with friends
3 Phone Calling: Friends ;Parrents
4 Games: Fruit Ninja Angry Birds Asphalt and Brain Cube
5 Social Media: Faceboot ;rarely Twitter
6 Internet: Need to check something very quickly
7 Texting: almost never

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