July 22, 2014
Smartphones Surpass Computers for Internet Use in China
For the first time, more Chinese people are gaining access to the Internet with mobile phones than with personal computers, reports The New York Times.
The shift is significant, if expected, in China, which is the world’s biggest market for both Internet and smartphone users.
China had 632 million Internet users at the end of June, an increase of 14.4 million since the end of December, according to a semiannual report published on Monday by the official China Internet Network Information Center, which is known as CNNIC. Of those, 83.4 percent reported gaining access to the Internet with mobile phones, exceeding for the first time the 80.9 percent who reported using computers to go online.
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