According to a number of recent research studies many people are now using their smartphones. A report from the Knight Foundation recently found that , 89% of the U.S. mobile population (144 million users) now access news using a smartphone.
Also released this week a Pew report on engagement and reading of news by American mobile phone users from the Pew research center which examines the willingness of users to read long stories on their phone.
This echoes the Reuters Digital News report which found a global rise in access to news on mobile and social media platforms. This also featured in its 2016 predictions.
For the UK Ofcom also found that in 2015 the UK was a mobile society with paper news consumption declining, TV remaining popular and online news consumption rising.