I think that it is fair to say that mobile devices and smartphones in particular are almost at a full saturation point. You can't look up after posting a witty comment on your Twitter feed while riding the bus without seeing that most of the other people around you doing the same, face buried into their device oblivious to the outside world.
In my immediate family, which I bet isn't so different from many of yours, everyone has some kind of mobile device. From my parents who are in their seventies and their Android smartphones to my two year old son with his rooted Kindle Fire, we're all connected and hooked on a medium that just a few short years ago didn't even exist.
You yourself are even probably more into smartphones than the average user or else you wouldn't be reading this article on a website devoted to a singular mobile operating system, and this site is probably one of many that you check on a regular basis. You probably have all of your favorite Android and other tech sites bookmarked, friended on Facebook, circled in Google Plus, and followed on Twitter. I bet some of you will even take the time to rip this article in the comments for taking too long to get to the point.
So on to the point right? OK here we go…. The guys over at the New Relic blog put together some statistics with a nice info graphic to go along with it regarding just how far mobile technology has taken over the world around us. So without any more hesitation here are some things to marinate on over the weekend.
There will be 1.82 billion smartphones activated worldwide in 2013Advertisement
On any given day 1.3 million Android smartphones will be activated, this is as opposed to just 300,000 babies born
On average a smartphone user runs 41 apps
The Google Play Store has 1.5 million apps available for downloadAdvertisement
1 in 4 of those apps are abandoned after just one use
Over 60% of the apps in the Apple App Store have never been downloaded even one time
People spend 70 minutes per day browsing the web, 127 using apps, and 168 watching televisionAdvertisement
Most people check their phones 150 times a day or every 6.5 minutes
More time is spent on social networking and games (69% combined) than productivity and health/fitness (3% combined)
- The majority of smartphone users are in the 25-34 age demographic although it's pretty much spread out evenly