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Monday, 11 April 2011 11:11

Tablets mainly used for gaming

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Not pointless after all
A recent Google survey has revealed some quite interesting trends in the tablet market, and the figures indicate that tablets really aren’t being used for what they were originally designed.

While Apple believes tablets should be used to surf the web, read books or enjoy multimedia content, users beg to differ. A surprising 84 percent of tablet users claim that they primarily use them for gaming, while 46 percent read books on their shiny toys. Although tablets are truly mobile rather than merely portable computers, 82 percent of tablet owners use them at home, mostly at night. Only 7 percent are used in the workplace.

The figures are somewhat surprising, especially considering the lack of focus on tablet gaming by major developers and even the vendors. However, things are changing. Nvidia’s Tegra 2 and Apple’s A5 processors pack quite a punch and with so much interest on the part of consumers, it is only a matter of time before we start seeing more and more proper games adapted for the new form factor.

As for books, just get a Kindle or, even better, a real book. Librarians are a rather pleasant lot, we should keep them in business.

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+14 #1 Warhead 2011-04-11 14:57
Give me thumbs down but I'd rather play on a PSP during my way to he office.
 
 
+10 #2 Haberlandt 2011-04-11 15:38
The real here question is: which kind of games do those tablet users play?

Games like Angry Birds (similar to those internet flash games), well... suck.
 
 
+1 #3 jozef 2011-04-11 22:48
Quoting Haberlandt:
The real here question is: which kind of games do those tablet users play?

Games like Angry Birds (similar to those internet flash games), well... suck.


There are some pretty solid games available for the iOS platform. If you haven't tried Battleheart, I strongly suggest that one. Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja are fun time wasters, but not something I'd sit at home and play. Good for waiting rooms and such.
 
 
+6 #4 thomasg 2011-04-12 02:10
Quoting Warhead:
Give me thumbs down but I'd rather play on a PSP during my way to he office.

I have a hard time doing that while driving :S
 
 
+1 #5 123s 2011-04-12 11:18
Quoting Haberlandt:
The real here question is: which kind of games do those tablet users play?

Games like Angry Birds (similar to those internet flash games), well... suck.
They dont suck, they are awesome if you got nothing better to do but still no time to start a real game >.>
 

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