90 percent of young people wake up with their smartphones

It’s as much of their morning routine as brushing their teeth. Which side of the bed do you give your smartphone?

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A whopping 90 percent of them use their smartphone first thing in the morning, often before they get out of bed, according to the Cisco Connected World Technology Report.

They check their phones for emails, texts and social media updates.

Another sign of the times: The study doesn’t mention using them to make a call.

The third annual report surveyed 3,600 young people ages 18-30 from 18 countries on their tech habits using electronic devices. Gen Y’s attachment to smartphones continues throughout the day:

The report takes a look at smartphone use globally. In India, 96 percent of young people wake up with their smartphone. Worldwide, women say they are constantly connected to their smartphone more than men. Use our interactive map on cisco.com to hover over any country and get its stats.

Does this describe you? Almost a third, or 29 percent, of respondents check their phones so often they lose count, About 40 percent of the IT professionals surveyed check them once every 10 minutes.

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