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Using data from a survey of internet users across the globe, the guys at TNS Infratest, a German based market research, opinion polling and social research company, have pitted smartphone internet usage against PC internet usage to produce a rather fascinating animated chart.

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If the results are anything to go by, the use of smartphones as primary platforms for accessing the internet appears to have gained a lot of traction over the past 3 years, at the expense of PCs and in practically every country that was surveyed.

This is not news for emerging markets where mobile is synonymous with the internet. But even in countries like the US, the PC/smartphone distribution appears to be very balanced.

Source Robin Moroney via TNW

Photo Credit: Håkan Dahlström via Compfight cc

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