Sociodemographically distinct groups vary in composition, technology devices and services, and how they use what they have. Most advantaged groups have bolstered their technology collection during the pandemic and increased their usage levels. Most disadvantaged segments, meanwhile, have used what they have at hand more so than acquiring newer technology. Older millennials have the wealthiest collection of technology devices, well above that of every other age group. This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: usage segments, segments, and trends in segments.
While some device makers focus on speeds, feeds, and features, others are playing the long game to build long-term customer loyalty through ecosystems. This TUP Technology Ecosystems Highlights report reports on the size of leading technology ecosystems, which types of devices are dominating (or not), and their longer-term trends. It details the unique activities users focus on within certain ecosystems, and profiles each ecosystem’s users.
PCs continue to hold a central role among online adults, especially as a substantial number work from home or find ways to stay connected. However, PC users are not all the same in the type of PC they use nor how they use them. This TUP Highlights report details the shifting market penetration of PCs, how ownership has changed, and which brands are leading. It details how often PCs are being used as well as how they are being used for everything from remote work to communication, shopping, and entertainment.
What we do paints a richer picture than what we carry or own. All computers are not used the same and nor are smartphones or tablets. Each user has their preference about how they spend their time. Also, each user expresses their choices about which connected devices they turn to for each type of activity. While some see their tablets as passive movie screens, others rely on them as communication hubs. Some users prefer to shop on a computer, while others rely more on their smartphones.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: main activities across all tech devices, major activities for each device type, activities unique to which device type, cross-device activities, the profile of activity type users, major activities for a market segment, home entertainment activities, the profile by key activities, and listening activities.
This TUP Highlights Report profiles smartphones – their market penetration, user demographic profile, their regular activities, usage profile, key competitors, and purchase plans.
Chromebooks have maintained a larger-than-life aspect, acting as a looming threat to Windows & Apple computers. However, their promise of lower price and connected collaboration has not yet been proven since the products are only being regularly used by 6% of American adults. This MetaFAQs profiles the small, hardy group of active Chromebook users, numbering 12.7 million online Americans, detailing the critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age group within gender, employment status, life stage, and mix of technology ecosystems.
Online seniors 60 and older are more active than may be expected, with nearly as high device penetration rates as online adults aged 18 to 59. This MetaFAQs reports on the percent of online adults in the US, Germany, UK, and Japan that are using key connected devices – PCs, smartphones, and tablets – in total and split out by major technology ecosystems.
Smartphones have rapidly, although not completely, replaced feature phones. Smartphone users have expanded their range of activities with new uses while also increasingly migrating activities from computers and tablets. This TUP Highlights Report profiles smartphones – their market penetration, user demographic profile, regular activities, usage profile, key competitors, and purchase plans.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: penetration of smartphones versus feature phones, smartphone brand share, top activities for smartphones, smartphone carrier share, smartphone usage profile, trends in technology ecosystems, major activities for a market segment, and the profile of smartphone users.
College students are visible users of technology devices. During the pandemic, their collection of actively used devices has shifted slightly. Worldwide, Windows PCs are the leading device followed by iPhones, which are reaching more students. Among Americans, Apple OS devices top the list, partly due to broader iPhone penetration.
Between Apple, Google OS, and Windows notebooks–how old are home laptops? Is the average age of a home notebook PC much older among online adults in Japan than in Germany or the US? Are home MacBooks used longer than Windows laptops? How do Chromebooks stack up in longevity?
This MetaFAQs reports on the average age of home notebooks by operating system family and country. This report measures online adults in the US, Germany, the UK, Japan, China, and India from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.