USAToday: More Americans using mobile devices to access Internet
October 15, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — The United States is becoming a smartphone nation.
Americans are increasingly relying on mobile devices to connect to the Internet, according to a report scheduled to be released on Thursday.
Usage of smartphones and tablets to check email, browse the Web and log on to social networks in greater numbers is up sharply, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration or NTIA found.
The report, "Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet," is based on a U.S. Census Bureau survey of more than 53,000 households.
Between July 2011 and October 2012, the percentage of Americans who used mobile devices to access the Internet jumped. Downloading mobile apps increased to 32% from 22%, browsing the Web to 42% from 33%, checking email to 43% from 33% and logging into social networks 30% from 22%.
Nielsen: More Time On Internet Through Smartphones Than PCs
February 11, 2014
One of the standout findings in the report is that US adults spent on average 34 hours per month using the mobile internet on smartphones. By comparison, they spend 27 hours on the PC internet.
Of that smartphone internet time, apps capture 86 percent of usage. Only 14 percent of smartphone internet access time comes via the mobile web.
CNN: Mobile apps overtake PC Internet usage in U.S.
February 28, 2014
Americans used smartphone and tablet apps more than PCs to access the Internet last month -- the first time that has ever happened.
Mobile devices accounted for 55% of Internet usage in the United States in January. Apps made up 47% of Internet traffic and 8% of traffic came from mobile browsers, according to data from comScore, cited Thursday by research firm Enders Analysis. PCs clocked in at 45%.
Although total Internet usage on mobile devices has previously exceeded that on PCs, this is the first time it's happened for app usage alone.