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Smartphone Ownership On The Rise, Claims US Study

A new study conducted by the analysts at Pew Research has claimed that the number of smartphone owners in the US is steadily on the rise.

The study, which was part of the market research outfit's Pew Internet & American Life Project, concluded that the rise in the number of smartphone owners in the country has been primarily driven by young as well as business consumers.

According to Pew's findings, the addiction to smartphones was at its peak amongst consumers within the age group of 18 to 24 years. However, the lion's share of smartphone user base in the country continued to belong to the age group of 25 to 34 years.

Despite this impressive growth in smartphone ownership, the age group of 65 and above still seemed to be reluctant to share the same level of addiction that their younger generations tend to show towards smartphone devices, Pew claimed.

As per the statistics provided by Pew, as much as 46 per cent of all US adults were now in possession of a smartphone device.

"Nearly every major demographic group-men and women, younger and middle-aged adults, urban and rural residents, the wealthy and the less well-off-experienced a notable uptick in smartphone penetration over the last year," Pew stated, as reported by eWeek.

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