Find: Pew - over half of all Americans now own a smartphone

Several interesting results: 

• over half of us population has a smartphone
• those with higher incomes and education are more likely to have iPhones than android devices
• minorities significantly more likely to have smartphones than whites
• blacks much more likely to have android devices than iPhones 


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Pew: over half of all Americans now own a smartphone


More than half of Americans now own a smartphone, according to the latest poll by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Just 15 months ago, smartphone owners accounted for over half of phone-owning Americans, but Pew now reports that a simple majority of Americans — 56 percent — own phones, taking into account those who have no cellphone at all. Nearly half those people who didn't own a cellphone two years ago have become phone owners, with only nine percent of Americans remaining off the mobile grid.

Pew also found that Android and iOS have an equal marketshare among US cellphone owners. However, there's a marked distinction when that's viewed by economic status: consumers with lower incomes tend to own Android devices, while...

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