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Smartphones hardly used for calls

Graphic on smartphone usage [Source: O2]

Graphic on smartphone usage [Source: O2]

New research conducted by the mobile network O2 has found that people spend more time using their smartphones to surf the web, check social networks or play games, than to make actual phone calls, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The average smartphone owner spends over two hours each day on the device. During that time, they spend an average of 25 minutes using their phone to browse the web, 17 minutes on social networking, 13 minutes on playing games and 16 minutes on listening to music.

Making phone calls (12 minutes) with the smartphone was only the fifth most popular use for the gadget, and takes up only slightly more time than they spend writing or checking emails (11 minutes) and text messaging (10 minutes).

(China.org.cn July 3, 2012)




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