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.
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