Advertisement

HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Smartphone usage in Japan almost doubled last year

ANI  Tokyo, April 08, 2013
First Published: 11:59 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 12:57 IST(8/4/2013)

Smartphone usage in Japan has nearly doubled over the past year to one in every three people, a recent survey has revealed.

Advertisement



The findings, compiled by Central Research Services Inc., showed that the proportion of respondents using smartphones came to 35.4 percent in the February poll, compared with 19.5 percent the year before, reports the Japan Times.

Usage was highest among people in their 20s, at 72.5 percent. Among those in their 50s it came to over 30 percent and for people in their 60s to more than 10 percent, the survey said.

Of those in their 50s, 16.0 percent, the highest percentage in any age group, said they would like to start using the gadgets.

The survey also found that 9.2 percent of respondents use tablet computers , while 9.6 percent said they would like to use one in the future. The poll, conducted from Feb. 8 to Feb. 17, covered 4,000 men and women aged 20 or older and drew valid answers from 29.8 percent.

Advertisement
more from Business

700 trainees opt for exit plan at Nokia’s Chennai plant

Finnish handset maker Nokia, struggling to shepherd its Chennai plant into its agreement to be bought by US software giant Microsoft amid tax disputes in India, has got some success with 736 of its trainees accepting the voluntary separation scheme.
markets
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved