Majority of cellular customers now use smartphones, blame these pesky teenagers
Nielsen’s cellular report for Q3 2013 exhibits that increasingly more teenagers have satisfied their mother and father to get them smartphones, particularly throughout again-to-faculty season. Utilization of non-dumb units amongst these within the thirteen to 17 yr-previous vary has reached 70 %, a pleasant 12 level progress over September final yr. A prodigious seventy nine % of all customers aged 18 to 24 are additionally toting smartphones, contributing to the sixty four.7 % complete of all US cellular house owners who’ve now traded their function telephones for one thing extra superior.
Android continues to steer the battle of the working methods with fifty two %, although it is held that share since mid-2012. Whereas Apple’s iOS trails shut behind with forty one %, it truly tops the listing of smartphone makers when it comes to OS share. Regardless of Cupertino’s continued reign within the hardware division, Samsung’s market slice by OS has elevated by 2 %, whereas Nokia and HTC noticed a slight bump, because of their new Home windows Telephone fashions. In the meantime, BlackBerry held regular at three % regardless of its billion greenback loss within the second quarter. When you digest numbers higher with a aspect of photographs, examine Nielsen’s charts after the break.