Consumers Using Fewer Standalone Devices, More Smartphones and Tablets
While consumers are still using cameras and other standalone devices, they are spending less time doing so and are more dependent on smartphones and tablets. That's according to "A Tale of Two Techs – Smartphone and Tablet Adoption and Usage," a new study released by the Consumer Electronics Association.
And while most users haven't completely abandoned laptops, "43 percent of smartphone owners and 46 percent of tablet owners report spending less time with their laptops," CEA said.
"Smartphones and tablets have enriched, diversified and transformed the ecosystem of consumer electronics,” Rhonda Daniel, senior manager, market research, CEA, said as part of the announcement. “As a result, mobile device owners are re-proportioning the time they spend using other standalone CE devices. While many single-function devices continue to play a distinct and relevant role in our digital lives, consumers are gravitating toward connected mobile devices able to perform multiple functions.”