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Nielsen: Monthly smartphone use surpasses PC based web usage in U.S., U.K. and Italy

Nielsen: Monthly smartphone use surpasses PC based web usage in U.S., U.K. and Italy
Just for MWC, Nielsen released some interesting information on smartphone use in the U.S., U.K., and Italy. First, the ratings company revealed that by the fourth quarter of last year, 67% of U.S. mobile subscribers were sporting smartphones. Nielsen also discovered that in December, the average U.S. smartphone user interacted with his smartphone for 34 hours and 21 minutes, up 6 hours from December 2012. That beat out the 26 hours and 58 minutes spent by U.S. PC owners browsing the web during the same month.

It wasn't only the U.S. where consumers were using their smartphone more than they surfed the web on their PC. In the U.K., the average person used his smartphone last December for 41 hours and 42 minutes.This topped the 29 hours and 14 minutes the average person in the U.K. spent that month on the internet with their PC. The same trend showed up in Italy. However, when it comes to the time spent watching television in those three countries, that is one pastime that smartphone usage has a long way to go to beat.

The same data mined by Nielsen shows that not only are people using their intelligent handsets for longer each month, they are reaching for them more each day. In the U.K., the average person grabbed for his device 9 times a day by last December, up sharply from the 5.5 times U.K. smartphone users checked their smartphones daily at the beginning of 2013. 

source: Nielsen via Engadget

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