Americans Spend Lots of Time Glued to Their Smartphones

Smartphones are frequently used for playing games, including Sudoku.

Smartphones are frequently used for playing games, including Sudoku.

One of my favorite uses of my smartphone is to play Sudoku. It’s great for when I’m stuck waiting. I also play when I’m watching television. And I use the smartphone camera – alot. The next step, of course, is to share on Facebook. On occasion, I check my emails.

The result is that I spend much more time using my smartphone than I realize. I haven’t added it up but a report by Flurry, which helps companies build, measure, advertise and monetize mobile applications in the new app economy, says that Americans who own smartphones or tablets spend, on average, 2 hours and 38 minutes glued to their mobile devices. Who knew?!

The findings show:

  • More than 50 minutes are spent playing games. Clearly, I have not paid attention to how much time I spend on my phone. It’s a good thing I never downloaded Bejeweled!
  • Almost 30 minutes are spent on Facebook. The other social sites account for less than 10 minutes.
  • About three minutes is allotted for email, which Flurry classifies as productivity. It’s good to know I’m doing something productive with my phone.

How do you measure up?

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