Smartphone App Use Soars
by Leslie Meredith, TechNewsDaily Senior Writer
May 16 2012 01:45 PM ET
Is your smartphone bulging with apps? A new report says you're not alone. But while there are more than a million apps available to both iPhone and Android phone users, the mainstays haven't changed.
Research firm Nielsen today (May 16) released updated figures on the changes in smartphone app use over the past year. In that period, the average number of apps per smartphone has jumped from 32 apps to 41, among people who use an iPhone or an Android phone.
Despite the explosion of new apps, smartphone users still prefer Facebook, YouTube and Gmail. They're spending about the same amount of time with apps as they did a year ago, however — 39 minutes per day compared with 37 minutes in 2011.
Check out the infographic below to see more of Nielsen's numbers.