30 Jun '12, 9am

People spend more time checking social networks on their smartphones than making phone calls: Study

LONDON - People spend more time using their smartphones for surfing the web, checking social networks or playing games than making phone calls, new research has found. While smartphones are replacing more of our gadgets, such as alarm clocks and digital cameras, actually using one to make a phone call is not that common, according to mobile network O2. The Daily Telegraph reported that the average smartphone owner spends more than two hours each day using the device. During that time, smartphone owners spend an average of 25 minutes using their phone to browse the web, 17 minutes on social networking, 13 minutes playing games and 16 minutes listening to music. Making phone calls with the smartphone was only the fifth most popular use for the gadget, only slightly more time than they spend writing and checking email (11 minutes) and text messaging (10 minutes). While the su...

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