(WASHINGTON) -- More Americans are getting smartphones, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
In fact, smartphones are owned by 56 percent of adults while about one in three are still carrying around “old school” mobile devices that don’t access the Internet.
There’s no question that smartphones have rapidly gained in popularity with an explosion of new models at competitive prices. Two years ago, only a third of adults said they used one.
As things normally go with new technology, it’s younger Americans who are leading the pack, with 81 percent in the 25-34 age group claiming they own a smartphone.
However, people in their 40s and 50s are catching up, with Apple iPhones and Androids combining for more than half of the smartphone market share. Just 4 percent of adults say they own the once ubiquitous BlackBerry.
Meanwhile, about one in ten adults in the U.S. don’t own a cellphone of any kind.
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