22 April, 2016

Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies

Australia 77%🇦🇺
U.S. 72%🇺🇸
Spain 71%🇪🇸
Canada 67%🇨🇦
China 58%🇨🇳
India 17%🇮🇳

For smartphone ownership, the digital divide between less advanced economies and developed economies is 31 points in 2015. But smartphone ownership rates in emerging and developing nations are rising at an extraordinary rate, climbing from a median of 21% in 2013 to 37% in 2015. And overwhelming majorities in almost every nation surveyed report owning some form of mobile device, even if they are not considered “smartphones.”