New data from the UK’s national telecoms regulator shows that smartphones are now more frequently used for online activity than any other digital device.
According to Ofcom’s 2015 Communications Market Report, published on August 6th, Britons now spend two hours online on their handsets per day – twice as much time as they spend on their laptop and desktop computers.
The research found that a third (33 per cent) of the UK’s internet users consider their smartphones “the most important device” for using the internet, compared to 30 per cent who said the same of laptops.
In contrast, the 2014 version of the report showed that just 22 per cent of Britons were mobile-first, while 40 per cent remained laptop devotees.
Ofcom also drew attention to the use – and misuse – of smartphones for data storage. Despite the UK having taken some 1.2 billion selfies in the past year alone, just 31 per cent of adults back up their digital photos, the research found.
This could mean that more than two-thirds of Britons risk losing important data in the event of a storage failure or damaged device.
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