Printer activity in US, Germany, UK, Japan, China

Printing continues to be a routine task for a significant portion of online adults, encompassing activities such as printing documents, web pages, reports, presentations, personal records, and even recipes. However, it’s important to note that not all online adults are actively engaged in this practice. The extent of printer usage varies considerably from one country to another, and this variation carries substantial implications for both printer manufacturers and the suppliers of consumables like ink, toner, and paper.

To provide valuable insights into this aspect, we present the TUP 2023 table 410 PRxCOUNTRY, which offers a comprehensive overview of printer usage among online adults in five key markets: the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and China. This data encompasses the percentage of individuals in each country who have utilized a printer in the preceding 90 days, along with detailed information on the number of printers they have employed.

This data not only sheds light on the current state of printer engagement but also serves as a valuable resource for technology marketers, researchers, analysts, and professionals seeking to understand and capitalize on these trends within the global technology landscape.

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Simplicity coalesces with smartphones

The long-term trend towards actively juggling many connected devices has reversed. It has even slid as users consolidate their activities on a smartphone. Furthermore, people use their devices for a narrower range of activities, simplifying their device collection and what they do with them.

Many users shifted to using a notebook and smartphone only to continue their shift using their notebooks less than before. Tablets offered to combine the best of computers and smartphones but instead have fallen into a gap between them. Meanwhile, the majority of people have migrated their activities onto their smartphones. Some of the motivation has been a quest for simplicity, although, in fact, convenience has driven more people. Economics have also played a part, spurred by the many shifts in work in response to the pandemic.

Only ten years ago, the average online adult regularly used as many as four types of devices, most frequently using a home computer, work computer, smartphone, and tablet. Although computers are still in active use, when they are being used, many have been relegated to specific tasks, such as shopping, watching videos, or intensive games.

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Home printers declining among Americans

With each passing year since 2017, fewer Americans are using home printers. Also, the average number of home printers per person is declining. This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of American adults regularly using a home printer and the average (mean) number of home printers they regularly use.

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Smartphone brand share by country [MetaFAQs]

The market share of actively used smartphones varies substantially by country. Apple leads where Samsung or Huawei don’t, and vice versa. This MetaFAQs reports on the share of active installed based on online adults in the US, Germany, UK, Japan, and China’s most-educated adults.

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Active iPad use by country and year [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 21, 2020 How has the penetration rate of using an Apple iPad changed? How is this different between the US, UK, and Germany? This MetaFAQs reports on the shift in active usage between 2016 and 2020. About MetaFAQs MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The…

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Smartphone activities by watch OS [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 19, 2020

The Smartphone-smartwatch connection

Smartwatches offer the promise to extend the user’s experiences. Most are tightly coupled with a smartphone and its ecosystem. We looked into whether smartwatch user’s behaviors are different between iPhones and Android smartphones. Drilling into the MetaFacts TUP/Technology User Profile 2020 results, showed there is not only a gap between OS but also between countries.

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Age of actively used tablets [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 17, 2020 How old (or new) are tablets in the installed base? How has their age changed over time? Does this differ by country? This MetaFAQs reports on the average (mean) age of tablets in the US, the UK, and Germany between 2017 and 2020. About MetaFAQs MetaFAQs are…

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American iPhone carriers – a generational divide [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 13, 2020 Apple iPhones appeal more strongly to some age groups than others, just as certain wireless carriers have attracted more of some age groups than others. This MetaFAQs looks at the age distribution of American Apple iPhone users by their wireless carrier. About MetaFAQs MetaFAQs are answers to…

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