Editor’s Note: Amy Gahran writes about mobile tech for CNN.com. She is a San Francisco Bay Area writer and media consultant whose blog, Contentious.com, explores how people communicate in the online age.
Mobile devices have become a major player in America's media landscape
Mobile users increasingly own multiple mobile devices which they use in various ways
The emergence of tablets are making the media landscape richer, according to comScore
From humble feature phones to souped-up tablets, mobile devices have become a major player in America’s media landscape. New research from comScore shows that nearly half of all Americans now access some kind of mobile media: browsing the mobile Web, using mobile apps or downloading content via a mobile device.
Furthermore, mobile users increasingly own multiple mobile devices that they use in various ways over the course of a day or simultaneously, making them what comScore calls “digital omnivores.”
“Not too long ago, consumers depended solely on their desktop computer or laptop to connect online,” the report says. “Now, a growing number of consumers are likely to access a wide variety of digital content across a multitude of devices on a daily basis.
“With smartphones, tablets