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Americans now have nearly as many smartphones as TVs

There are 2.4 smartphones per household, compared with 2.8 televisions.

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The average U.S. household now has almost as many smartphones as it does televisions according to research from the Consumer Technology Association.

American households have 2.4 smartphones and 2.8 televisions, on average.

According to the trade group, the average American home owns 2.4 smartphones, compared with 2.8 televisions.

"Smartphones have become so essential to our everyday lives — at home and on the go — that the device’s ownership trends are beginning to mirror the most ubiquitous tech device in American history, the television,” said CTA senior market research director Steve Koenig.

As for other devices, the group sees portable wireless speakers being owned by a third of households by the end of the year, up 10 percentage points from 2015, while wireless fitness trackers will hit 20 percent ownership and wireless headphones 36 percent, both up 9 percentage points from last year.

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