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Smartphones now UK’s favoured way of getting online

Smartphones now UK’s favoured way of getting online

More people in the UK are using their smartphones to get online than any other web–connected device.

That’s according to new research from the regulator Ofcom, which says 33% of Brits preferred to use their phone to access the web in 2014, compared with 30% using traditional laptops.

The research is being heralded as a ‘landmark’, with mobile finally becoming the most popular way to browse and search for content.

The same research also found that Brits took a frankly terrifying 1.2 billion selfies in 2014, with 31% of the nation admitting to snapping a shot of themselves at some point last year.

Interestingly, it appears smartphones are quickly replacing digital cameras, with 60% of adults saying they used their handset as their primary way of taking pictures. That figure was as high as 89% in the 18-24 age group.

Ofcom also said that 23.6 million people were using 4G internet, with 90% of homes now with access to the super fast mobile web.

Source BBC

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