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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