GfK: more smartphone users than PC owners in Netherlands




GfK: more smartphone users than PC owners in Netherlands

There are more people in the Netherlands who own a smartphone than a desktop. That would appear to figures from market research company GfK. There are 8.3 million people with a PC, but 8.5 million people with a smartphone in the Netherlands.

It is the first time that more smartphone owners than PC owners are, allows GfK based on its own research. There are always more laptops: that number is around 9.8 million. This is therefore not about sales numbers GfK also keeps, but research into the use and possession of equipment. Thus, according to GfK around 1.7 million Dutch people who do not call their smartphone, but mostly use apps like WhatsApp and Facebook.

More than half of the Dutch have a tablet and there are now about seven million tablets in the Netherlands. Whether the number of tablets the number of fixed computers will rise quickly is a prediction which GfK spokeswoman Monique Moeskops does not want to venture. “We have not investigated what people think to do, so I would not dare say,” said Moeskops against Tweakers.

Under social media, Facebook remains the most popular, finds GfK. More than nine million Dutch have an account, and that number is growing, as the number of visits. Or young massive drain as another study suggests , it is not clear from the figures of the GfK survey. “We have been investigated, but that trend is not observed.” Dutch young people use a lot Instagram: one-third would be a member of the social network focused on photos, which is owned by Facebook. A social network that is used less Twitter. The number of users is as high, but the average Dutch send half the number of tweets compared to a year ago.

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