Nielsen: Monthly smartphone use surpasses PC based web usage in U.S., U.K. and Italy6
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