Americans each spent over 34 hours per month using smartphone apps & browsers in 2013 – report

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 08:15 GMT By Dave Cook

Americans are using browsers on their smartphone more than their laptop or home computer. That’s the finding of a new report by aggregation Nielson’s latest Digital Consumer Report.

The report finds that two-thirds of all Americans – that’s 65%, up from 44% in 2012 – now own a smartphone device. The report adds that Americans each spent 34 hours, 17 minutes using their mobile apps and/or browser per month last year.

Comparatively, the report finds that 46% of Americans own a games console. It’s unsurprising that mobile ownership outweighs consoles, given their practicality in everyday life, but it’s still an interesting look at how how smartphone usage has grown in just a year.

The same report finds that Americans used browsers on their laptops less than on mobile, weighing in at 27 hours, 3 minutes per month in 2013. In tablets; 29% of all Americans are said to own a device, compared to just 4% last year.

As expected, television is still the nation’s biggest time-sink, with some 133 hours, 49 minutes consumed each month per American.

What do you make of the uptake in smartphone technology and apps? Let us know below.

Via Engadget.