PC Activities Shifting to Mobile Devices

Feb. 7, 2013
According to the NPD Group, content that was once primarily accessed by consumers on their PCs is shifting to mobile devices. The research house says 37% of consumers who used to access content on their PCs switched to their tablets and smartphones. The top t...
According to the NPD Group, content that was once primarily accessed by consumers on their PCs is shifting to mobile devices. The research house says 37% of consumers who used to access content on their PCs switched to their tablets and smartphones.The top two activities that consumers are shifting from their PCs to their tablets and smartphones are web browsing and Facebook. Among tablet owners, 27% say they are using their PC less frequently for accessing the Internet, and 20% say they are using their PC less frequently for accessing Facebook. Some 27% of smartphone owners have decreased both their Internet and Facebook usage on their PCs because they now use their smartphone for these activities.And it's not just mobile devices that are drawing attention from the computer; 21% of consumers that have a TV connected to the Internet are now switching from their computer to using their TV to watch video from streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Instant Video.

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