I FOUND this interesting infographic early this year (2012). It was based on an actual survey conducted in the US some time last year (2011).
I wonder if this is still accurate? If I use my personal usage of my iPhone as basis I know that text messaging is no longer the primary reason I use my smartphone.
I tried to rank and break down (rough estimate only) my smartphone usage, as follows:
- SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook, FourSquare, LinkedIn) â€“ 20%
- E-MAIL, CHAT â€“ 18%
- READING NEWS & FEATURES (News Sites, Tweeter, Feeds) 15%
- READING E-BOOKS â€“ 12%
- INTERNET BROWSING â€“ 10%
- TAKING PHOTOS â€“ 8 %
- TEXT MESSAGING â€“ 7 %
- WATCHING VIDEOS â€“ 4%
- MAKING /RECEIVING CALLS â€“ 3%
- OTHERS â€“ 3%
I wonder if it is still accurate and even proper to call smartphones as such. I am contemplating on proposing that we already drop the “phone” from smartphone and replace it with the more generic “handheld.”
But even smart handhelds may not last too long. I can imagine that in the not so distant future we may not even need to hold these devices on our hands.
So maybe we should start calling them the even more generic “smart devices”?