Study Shows Smartphone Ownership Dominates the Industry

Episode 1234 (04:11)

According to a recent Pew survey, nearly 86% of all users have a smartphone phone and 45% have a tablet, pointing to mobility dominating the computer industry. 75% have a desktop computer, and 50% have a gaming console. Tablet use has grown from 15% to nearly 50%, but that growth has flattened. eBook readers are also plummeting in sales.

What does this say? It says that the industry has matured to the point where we've hit a plateau and there's no new innovations in the computer industry, so the computer you had a few years ago is still good enough. Leo says that this indicates that desktop computing is starting to fade away and the Tech Guy show is focusing more on how to keep your computer going as it ages, rather than getting the latest and greatest.

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