The amount of people in the US who own smartphones as opposed to the regular cell phone is growing. A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that 35 percent of US adults own a smartphone. Overall, 83 percent of adults own some kind of cell phone and of that number, 42 percent own a smartphone. The study also shows that smartphone ownership is higher, at 59 percent, if the adult earns $75,000 or more a year. Even if you earn $30,000 or less a year, smartphone ownership is equal to the national average, if you age between the ages of 18 and 29. Also, 48 percent of adults with a college degree own a smartphone.
If you are between 25 and 34 years of age, the chances are also good that you own a smartphone. The Pew study showed that of people in that age group, 59 percent own a smart phone. It also showed that 49 percent of people between age 18 and 24 own a smartphone and 44 percent of those age 35 and 44 also own a smartphone. Also 44 percent of African Americans and Latinos in the US own smartphones.
Internet access is obviously heavily used amongst most of smartphone users. The study claims that 87 percent uses their smartphones to access email or check out other Internet access. Indeed 25 percent of smartphone users claim to go online mostly on their phones every day instead of checking out the Internet on their PCs. Its no surprise to learn that smartphone owners use Android based phones the most (35 percent) followed by the iPhone and Blackberry (24 percent each); Palm and Windows Phone owners are well behind at 6 percent and 4 percent, respectively.