How do Koreans use their mobile phone?

Teenagers in South Korea use smartphones mostly to play games and listen to music, while adults use the device as a clock or an alarm, a report showed.

According to a report by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), smartphones were used differently by each generation. Those aged between 12 and 18 chose listening to or downloading music, or games and entertainment as the main services they use, picked by 85.7 percent, each; while 90 percent of people 19 or older chose the alarm and clock. Eight out of 10 were also using the smart device as a calendar or as a means to manage their agenda, while 69.1 percent of them were using it for games and entertainment.

The survey also showed a steep increase of tablet users. While users of tablets such as the iPad and Galaxy Tab account for only 8.1 percent of smartphone owners in the first half of last year, it rose to 15 percent in the report based on a survey in the latter half of last year.

For full article see Korea Times.

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