Half-Billion Connected Devices

March 19, 2013
According to the NPD Group, there are now more than half a billion devices in U.S. homes that are connected to the Internet and deliver apps. Increases in tablet and smartphone penetration drove the U.S. market to this milestone. Overall, the number of connec...
According to the NPD Group, there are now more than half a billion devices in U.S. homes that are connected to the Internet and deliver apps. Increases in tablet and smartphone penetration drove the U.S. market to this milestone.Overall, the number of connected devices per U.S. Internet household has grown to 5.7, up from 5.3 devices three months ago. In that time, the installed base of tablets increased by nearly 18 million, and there are nearly 9 million more smartphone users.PC penetration among U.S. Internet households is nearly ubiquitous at 93%, but also virtually unchanged over a three-month period. Smartphones and tablets, however, increased their penetration. Smartphone penetration rose from 52% to 57% of cell phone users while tablet penetration increased from 35% to 53% of Internet households.

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