Pew: Half of US adults own tablet or smartphone

Pew: Half of US adults own tablet or smartphone

Credit: Getty Images

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced the iPhone 5, the latest version of the popular smart phone. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 1 at 6:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' news consumption is going mobile but many people also remain rooted in traditional sources.

A survey by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism finds that half of all adult Americans now own either a tablet computer or a smartphone. One-third use their mobile devices to view news stories and video clips at least once a week.

About 20 percent of the mobile news users surveyed said they paid for an online subscription in the last year. Nearly one-third of the mobile users also have print-only subscriptions, and most have no plans to give them up.

The poll also finds that devices based on Google's Android platform are gaining momentum. Forty-eight percent now own an Android-based device. Pew found that just over half of tablet owners reported owning Apple's iPad, compared with 81 percent a year ago.

Print
Email
|