Almost all of your friends probably own smartphones by now. If they don’t own an iPhone they probably have an Android phone, which is fine because it seems like everyone nowdays could use a personal computer in their pocket.
Smartphone adaption rates have been ridiculously high in the US and other companies over the past five-years. Flurry, a mobile application analytics company, decided they wanted to know just how fast iOS and Android devices are growing, so they compiled some data and found that the smartphone revolution is bigger than any other digital revolution in history.
“The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any consumer technology in history. Compared to recent technologies, smart device adoption is being adopted 10X faster than that of the 80s PC revolution, 2X faster than that of 90s Internet Boom and 3X faster than that of recent social network adoption. Five years into the smart device growth curve, expansion of this new technology is rapidly expanding beyond early adopter markets such as such as North America and Western Europe, creating a true worldwide addressable market.”
Overall, Flurry estimates that there were over 640million iOS and Android devices in use across the globe during the month of July 2012. The report also reveals that the U.S. has the greatest number of active smartphones with 165 million, but China is hot on their heels with 128million and they’re growing by 401% year over year.
Singapore seems to be one of the most tech-savvy countries, as they enjoy a 92% smartphone penetration among adults, while the U.S. only has 78%. Flurry’s report is full of fascinating statistics and charts on how quickly the world is adopting smartphones, so if you’re interested, you should head over and give it a full read.
- Source Flurry