Survey says: Tablets are for gaming!

| April 9, 2011 | 1 Reply

Guardian’s Games blog is reporting that a recent survey from Google’s Admob found that more people use tablets for gaming than for any other purpose, even more than email or reading news.

“According to¬†the survey (PDF), 84% of tablet owners play games, ahead of even searching for information (78%), emailing (74%) and reading the news (61%). 56% of tablet owners use social networking services on their device, while 51% consume music and/or videos, and 46% read ebooks. … The survey found that 38% of respondents spend more than two hours a day using their tablets, while another 30% spend 1-2 hours. It appears that tablets are predominantly domestic devices, with 82% of people primarily using their tablets at home, versus 11% who say they are used primarily on the go, and 7% who said at work. 28% of respondents say their tablet is now their primary computer, while 43% say they spend more time using their tablet than they do their desktop or laptop computer.”

The sample size for the survey was a little more than 1,400 people so I’m not sure how telling the results are, especially considering the millions upon millions of tablets that are out there, but I find it interesting none-the-less.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you own a tablet? If so, what do you find yourself using it for most often?

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