Thanks to big increases in tablet and smartphone sales, there are now more than half a billion devices in U.S. homes that are connected to the Internet, according to market research firm NPD Group.
The number of connected devices in each U.S. household with Internet access now averages 5.7, up from 5.3 devices three months ago, NPD Group (Port Washington, N.Y.) said. In those three month, the installed base of tablets increased by nearly 18 million, the firm said.
There are also nearly 9 million more smartphones users, according to the NPD Group's latest connected Intelligence report.
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