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Mobile technology has propelled Canada to the top of internet use

As a result of smartphones and tablets, Canadians now spend more time online than people in other countries.

Although spending a great deal of time online is a popular activity for people in countries throughout the world, the penetration of mobile technology devices has sent Canada to the top of the list of internet use.

Canadians now use the world wide web a great deal more than people from any other country in the world.

A recent comScore Canada study’s results have shown that people in the country spend an average of 36.3 hours per month browsing and visiting about 80 different websites. Comparatively, Americans spend about 35.2 hours online per month, and people in the United Kingdom spend closer to 33 hours online per month. The study also revealed that mobile technology played a very large role in the amount of internet use that Canadians had.

Mobile technology such as smartphones and tablets considerably boosted the internet usage across the country.

Mobile Technology - CanadaMobile devices were accessed a considerable amount, boosting the use of the internet above what it would have been if Canadians were using laptops, netbooks, and desktop options, alone. The research also determined that the subscriptions to various mobile apps and publications increased by five percent throughout 2014, reaching 24 million people.

That said, for the most part, when it comes to mobile users, the internet is being used primarily for visiting Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, above all else. When it came to actual net surfing, reading, and other online activities, many Canadians still clearly preferred laptops and desktops. Shopping played a large role in the extensive internet usage of Canadians, but, again, this was primarily conducted over computers instead of mobile devices, particularly when the actual purchases were being made.

comScore also reported that Canadians are not only using mobile technology a great deal, but they’re also remaining on the pages that they visit for a longer period of time than other people from around the world. In Canada, people spend time on slightly more than 3,000 pages per month. This is notably lower than countries such as Russia, which spends far less time on the internet. This suggests that Canadians are spending a lot more time on each page that they visit than their counterparts from other countries.

Mobile commerce shows strong growth among retailers

New report highlights trends in the mobile sector

Leading market research firm comScore has released a new report concerning the mobile sector. The report highlights trends within the mobile market and how these trends are affecting large companies, like Apple and Samsung. It also touches upon mobile commerce and the success that retailers are seeing in this sector. The mobile sector has been showing a great deal of activity over the past several years, but this activity has recently begun reaching new heights due to the popularity of mobile shopping and payments.

Android continues to lead with consumers

According to the report, Android remained the most popular mobile platform among consumers, but Apple was the top maker of mobile devices in the U.S. Android accounts for approximately 52% of the U.S. market, with iOS devices accounting for 40%. Blackberry and other platforms represent a significantly smaller market share, which may continue to diminish over time as Android and iOS devices become more advances and less expensive.

Retailers find success in mobile commerce

mobile commerce retail growthThe report shows that retailers have been seeing a great deal of success in their mobile commerce endeavors. Retailers that have their own dedicated shopping applications performed much better than those without such applications, according to the report. The reason behind this could be that these applications make it easier for consumers to shop from their mobile devices. The report shows that approximately one third of consumers in the U.S. are visiting retail sites from their mobile devices.

Apple and other dominate mobile sales

Amazon, eBay, and Apple currently reign supreme when it comes to mobile sales. Notably, Apple generates a significant level of revenue through its App Store, which has proven lucrative for developers as well as Apple. According to comScore, retailers will have to become more conscious of the mobile sector as mobile commerce grows in popularity. Those that cannot provide consumers with an engaging mobile experience may lose out on a significant opportunity.