More than anything else, our readers use their smartphones to browse the web (poll results)
Surprisingly enough (or not?), most people (37%) use their smartphones to... simply surf the web. Not far behind is the second largest group, with 29.1% of the vote, that mostly uses their sophisticated computing devices to call, text, and IM with other human beings. Third on the list, with 11.83%, are them folks with earphones always plugged in, listening to music, followed by gamers (7.08%), shutter-happy photography buffs (6.5%), and readers (2.28%). Almost nobody (1.87%) uses their smartphone to watch movies, which is interesting considering the prominence of phablets these days.
exploding. We could also use this as an opportunity to provide feedback to manufacturers: guys, people still talk on their phones! So, please, stop glossing over the quality of the earspeaker and microphone. And finally, perhaps it's time for mainstream handset makers to take a page off Chinese upstarts' book, and start bundling dedicated audio chips with their flagships — people obviously spend quite some time streaming music from their phones.We could draw all kinds of conclusions from these results. For one, our survey confirms what we've all known for a while — browsing on mobile devices is