Mobility is here to stay. It is engrained in our lives. Children now learn mobile device gestures before they can talk. Go into a crowd or a bus and almost everyone is on a phone. Mobility is changing social habits and is redefining many industries.
Below are some of the most amazing stats demonstrating the incredible growth of mobile.
Of course, nothing tells a story like a picture, so also look at a comparison picture of the crowd watching the unveiling of the new pope in 2005 and 2013. The top picture is pre-iPhone and pre-Android, which were released in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
The mobile phone industry is now worth $1.45 trillion (Tomi Ahonen Almanac).
There are 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions right now globally. BTW, there are 7.09 billion people on earth. (ITU World)
The average mobile phone user looks at their phone 150 times per day. (Nokia)
It takes 26 hours for the average person to report a lost wallet. It takes 68 minutes for them to report a lost phone. (Unisys)
People watch one billion views a day on YouTube mobile. (Youtube)
Amazon does $5 billion in sales per year through mobile devices. (Citi Analyst)
In 2013, 46 billion mobile apps were downloaded globally. (Portio)
The United States has 313 million people and there are 322 million active mobile subscriptions (103% mobile penetration).
This year, half of searches will be mobile searches (BIA/Kelsey).
More than 90% of all humans who have ever taken a picture have only done so on a camera phone (Tomi Ahonen Almanac).