You know, I do this all the time. But I thought I was the only one. From PewInternet.org:
Cell phones can help prevent unwanted personal interactions – 13% of cell owners pretended to be using their phone in order to avoid interacting with the people around them.
What’s interesting to me, though, is that for all of the noise about apps and mobile video, only 35% of Americans have a smartphone capable of doing any of that stuff. It’s still mostly the basic stuff:
Text messaging and picture taking continue to top the list of ways that Americans use their mobile phones—three quarters of all cell owners (73%) use their phones for each of these purposes.
I guess that means there are still a lot of smartphones left to be sold. Which may explain this:
That’s a 61% premium.
Needless to say this is a game-changer in the mobile world, as Google moves down the stack, and is no longer just an operating system provider meaning it competes directly with Apple as well as the various other handset makers who currently use Android.
But if 11% of cell phone users are just pretending, Google may be over-paying.