Reasons why U.S. smartphone users preferred to use mobile browsers to access mobile internet services as of December 2014

U.S. smartphone user mobile browser usage preference 2014 This statistic presents a selection of reasons why U.S. smartphone users preferred to browse the mobile internet via mobile browsers instead of mobile apps. During the December 2014 survey, 49 percent of respondents stated that they didn't like spending money on mobile apps.
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Share of respondents
Don't like spending money on apps49%
Using a web browser is easier than using apps42%
Disappointed by apps I have downloaded previously29%
Don't have free space on my phone26%
Finding apps takes too much time14%
Downloading apps takes too much time13%
Don't know how to download apps5%
Some other reason23%
Share of respondents
Don't like spending money on apps49%
Using a web browser is easier than using apps42%
Disappointed by apps I have downloaded previously29%
Don't have free space on my phone26%
Finding apps takes too much time14%
Downloading apps takes too much time13%
Don't know how to download apps5%
Some other reason23%
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This statistic presents a selection of reasons why U.S. smartphone users preferred to browse the mobile internet via mobile browsers instead of mobile apps. During the December 2014 survey, 49 percent of respondents stated that they didn't like spending money on mobile apps.
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Release date
December 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 12 to 16, 2014
Number of respondents
total survey n = 2,030
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
n=938 U.S. smartphone owners who used mobile internet.
Survey respondents who browsed mobile websites more than used apps n = 277. Multiple answeres were possible.
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