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If You Are Under 45, Chances Are You Have a Smartphone

While only 43 percent of all Americans with a wireless contract have a smartphone, the vast majority of those under 45 have one.

In the 25-34 age range, some 62 percent of mobile-equipped adults have one of the more powerful devices, while about 54 percent of those in the 18-24 and 35-44 age brackets have a smartphone, according to Nielsen. The figure is around 40 percent for the 12-17 set and for those 45-54. Among those in the 55-64 demographic, only about 30 percent have smartphones. However, that’s up 5 percent from the past quarter.

All age groups are buying smartphones in ever-growing numbers.

Not surprisingly, Android is the most popular smartphone operating system, with 43 percent of the market, while Apple is the leading brand, with 28 percent of smartphone consumers.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik