Scots lead UK in smartphone take-up

Scots are more likely to get a smartphone. Picture: PA
Scots are more likely to get a smartphone. Picture: PA
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Almost half of Scotland’s households now own a tablet computer and are taking up smart phones at a faster rate than anywhere else in the UK.

Ofcom research found 42 per cent of homes now have a tablet device such as an iPad or Kindle Fire – up from 24 per cent last year.

Take-up of smart phones has risen from 45 per cent to 62 per cent this year and now exceeds the UK average of 61 per cent.

Homes with broadband rose from 70 per cent to 76 per cent over the year and eight in ten homes in Scotland now have internet access.

Scots also spend the most time per day (11 hours, 41 minutes) on media and communications, including television, of all the UK nations.