Mobile Devices will soon replace conventional computers

We cannot deny the fact that mobile devices play an important role in our day-to-day lives. This has been proved further by a recent statement by Aliza Knox, managing director of commerce for Google Asia Pacific. She said that smartphones and tablets were now becoming the primary means to access the Internet in the Asia-Pacific region. This region is leading a surge in the use of mobile devices as they play a more central role in people’s lives and are on track to replace conventional computers. Her statement revealed the following interesting facts:

  • Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia as well as urban China have higher smartphone use rates than the United States
  • 74 percent of searches in Singapore are now done on mobile gadgets
  • In Indonesia 78 percent of Internet users go online with a tablet or smartphone
  • In Japan, a person has an average 45 apps on his or her mobile phone, with South Koreans coming next at 42 – compared with 23 in the United States
  • By 2015 one in two persons on mobile Internet will be in Asia and a person is likely to have his  first online experience on a mobile
  • most users keep at least one mobile device within three feet and check them an average 40 times a day
  • one in four users take their mobile device to the bathroom and two in three sleep with them beside the bed
  • people are increasingly using  mobile devices to watch videos and play games

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