Smartphones have overtaken laptops as Britain's most popular device for getting online, according to a new report from the country's telecoms and media watchdog.
One in three people (33 percent) say that their smartphone is the most important device for accessing the internet, up from 22 percent in 2014. This compares to 30 percent who say that the laptop is their preferred device, a drop from 40 percent last year, Ofcom's 2015 Communications Data Report reveals.
The trend has been driven by a surge in the number of people using 4G internet services. During 2014, 4G subscriptions soared from 2.7 million at the start of the year to 23.6 million by the end.