It's official. A study released by Google yesterday shows that mobile devices, and smartphones in particular, are now the dominant means of internet connectivity in five key global markets, including the UK.
Google conducted the study of smartphone versus featurephone ownership rates throughout last year, pulling data from the UK, USA, France, Germany, and Japan. It found that, while smartphones were were quickly pushing out older featurephones — as you can see above — together, a full 10 per cent more people own these connected mobile devices than PC's or laptops (78 per cent vs 68 per cent). Tablets were counted separately and are owned by an average of 13 per cent of people in these markets.