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Global smartphone users to hit 2.5 bn in 2015: Report

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NEW DELHI: The number of global smartphone users will increase by 22 percent to 2.5 billion in 2015 from 2.1 billion in 2014, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Global smartphone users grew 37 percent from 1.5 billion in 2013 to 2.1 billion users in 2014. One in three of the world’s population now owns a smartphone.

Thirty-five percent of the world’s 7.2 billion population will own a smartphone by the end of 2015 as against 29 percent in 2014.

“The smartphone is rapidly evolving to become a central hub for controlling consumers’ daily lives in the home, car and office of the future,” said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics.

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