For the first time, Americans used smartphones and tablet apps more than PCs to access the Internet in the past month. According to Comscore, mobile devices accounted for 55% of Internet usage in the United States in January. Apps made up 47% of Internet traffic and 8% of traffic came from mobile browsers while PCs based browser usage was pegged at 45%.
The shift to mobile web usage follows the decline in PC sales. Smartphone adoption has increased 39%, acording to IDC. This trend will likely continue mostly due to the growing numnber of Apps providing an improved user experience as well as the expansion of high-speed 4G access.
In January 2014, 55% of American adults had smartphones, while 42% owned tablets, according to the Pew Research Center.
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