Google has revealed the results of its Connected Consumer Survey, which found that 60% of South Africans now use a smartphone.
This is an increase from 47% in 2014.
“Though the use of basic mobile phones has been on the decline over the years, there was a slight positive growth this year,” said Google.
The number of connected devices globally per person increased to 2.9. In South Africa, there are 1.4 connected devices per person, according to the study. In 2014, this figure was 0.8.
“New technology such as wearables, smart speakers, VR headsets, or apps on smart TVs now enrich the device ecosystem and start to penetrate the market.”