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Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Quarter of Japanese People has smartphones, one-third of them are iPhones


In Japan, around 102,700,000 people aged 13 or above have mobile devices. On a survey held by the US company comScore, from the total mobile device users, mobile phone users are 76.5%, and about 23.5% of it are smartphone users.


Between April and June of 2012, 4,000 mobile phone or smartphone users aged 13 or above completed a survey. Note that in Japan around 102,700,000 people aged 13 or above have mobile devices.

In terms of smartphone platform that is used, Android phone accounted for nearly two-thirds and iPhone (iOS) was just one-third.

Here are the research results:

[Mobile device by manufacturer]

Sharp 22.6%
Panasonic 13.6%
Fujitsu 11.8%
NEC 8.9%
Sony 7.9%
Other 35.2%

[Smartphone operating system]

Google Android 64.1%
Apple iOS 32.3%
Microsoft Windows Mobile 3.2%
Other 0.4%


[japan.internet.com]

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