Last week we asked if you would consider shutting off your cell phone for a whole day. I must say, I was surprised at the outcome of this poll. In an era so dominated by technology and Internet, you’d think people would be more attached to their phones. Let’s take a look at how the vote turned out.
Out of 376 votes in total, 9% said they’d like to shut off their phone but they use it for work, 17% would not consider shutting off their phone, 29% find the idea appealing, and a surprising 45% say they already do it! Do you believe it?
Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.
Don’t forget to check out last week’s best comment by Chris Marcoe, who won 150 reward points for his contribution! In general, I recommend checking out this poll’s comments for some interesting insights and explanations.
This week’s poll question is: How Many Apps Do You Have Installed On Your Phone?
The average number of apps for an iPhone user is around 40. For Android, the number is slightly lower, averaging at around 30. These are just averages, though. I personally know people who have over 100 apps installed, and others than don’t have more than 10.
There are also other smartphones around other than the ever-mentioned iPhone and Android; how about Windows Phone users? What about Blackberry? And let’s not forget that app-less feature phones are still pretty abundant. Where are you on the app graph? Unfortunately, the poll will not give us a real average for MakeUseOf readers, but it will give us a glimpse into your mobile habits.
Feel free to give us a more accurate number in the comments. If enough of you give precise number, I promise to calculate an average and publish it next week. Don’t forget to mention which phone and OS you use!