Smartphones Make Up a Quarter of Japanese Mobile Users
More than 24m people in Japan own smartphones, according to research from ComScore - 23.5 per cent of the total mobile population. Smartphone adoption in country has grown 43 per cent, compared to the end of 2011.
In Japan, Android devices are leading the way by a wide margin, accounting for 64.1 per cent of the smartphone market. That's nearly double Apple's share, 32.3 per cent. Microsoft cleans up the remainder, at 3.2 per cent, while RIM doesn't even make an appearance.
Japanese mobile owners were more likely to use an app (54.7 per cent) than a mobile browser (50.8 per cent).