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“For many, such as younger adults, cell phones are often a primary device for accessing online content.”

Based on a study by the Pew Research Center, 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online.  That is an 8% increase from last year and a 100% increase since they first started tracking internet usage on cell phones in 2009. Pew’s research also shows that 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of their online browsing using their mobile phone-and not some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.

“A majority of the public now owns a smartphone, and mobile devices are playing an increasingly central role in the way that Americans access online services and information,” said Aaron Smith, a Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. “For many, such as younger adults, cell phones are often a primary device for accessing online content.”

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