It also revealed that 56 percent of people in the United States are owners of smartphone devices.
According to the latest study from Pew Research Center, which used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a growing number of Americans are increasingly buying mobile devices and both smartphones and tablets are gaining in penetration.
In fact, the growth has been very rapid among these devices over the last few years.
According to the technology news from the Internet & American Life Project at the Pew Research Center, tablet ownership had achieved only 3 percent penetration in May 2010, but this year, that had increased to 34 percent at the same time this year. A major spike was experienced in May 2011 following the release of the iPad from Apple, which brought the rate up to 8 percent. By last year in May, 18 percent of Americans owned a tablet of some kind.
This technology news also revealed that there are certain demographics that have the greatest likelihood of ownership.
Pew Research found that among households where the annual earning is at least $75,000, more than half (56 percent) own at least one tablet device. Moreover, it also discovered that age doesn’t play as big of a role as some may expect. For instance, Adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have a tablet penetration of 49 percent, which is a figure that some may have thought more likely among a younger group. This technology news also revealed that education can help to determine whether or not a person is likely to own a tablet. Among college graduates, 49 percent owned a tablet PC.
On the other hand, in terms of smartphone ownership, the technology news revealed a much greater penetration. Among American adults, 56 percent owned a smartphone. Another 35 percent owned cell phones that were not smartphones (such as feature phones that cannot run apps), and another 9 percent did not have any type of mobile telephone. Among American cellular phone owners, 61 percent have smartphones, said the Pew research. In this case, it is the younger adults who have the greatest smartphone ownership.