It’s official. A study released by Google yesterday shows that mobile devices, and smart phones in particular, are now the dominant means of Internet connectivity in five key global markets.
Google conducted the study of smart phone versus feature phone ownership rates throughout last year, pulling data from the USA, the UK, France, Germany, and Japan. It found that, while smart phones were were quickly pushing out older feature phones—as you can see above—together, a full 10-percent more people own these connected mobile devices than PC’s or laptops (78-percent vs 68-percent). Tablets were counted separately and are owned by an average of 13-percent of people in these markets.