Smartphone usage has almost doubled in Japan over the past year, according to a recent survey conducted from February 8 to February 17. One in every three people uses a smartphone, the poll shows.
The findings, compiled by Central Research Services, showed that the proportion of respondents using smartphones came to 35.4 per cent in the February poll, compared with 19.5 per cent the year before, according to the international press.
Most of the people in their 20s, around 72.5 percent, use smartphones. Usage among people in their 50s came to more than 30 percent, while only 10 percent of those in their 60s said they are using a smartphone, according to the poll.
Of those in their 50s, about 16 percent, the highest percentage in any age group, said they would like to start using the gadgets.
The survey also found that 9.2 percent of respondents use tablet computers, while 9.6 percent said they would like to use one in the future.
The poll covered 4,000 men and women aged 20 or older and drew valid answers from 29.8 percent.