Google survey finds games trump all other uses for tablets

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Guardian, 4/8/11

Research finds that 84% of tablet owners are playing games, versus 51% who are consuming music and videos

A survey of more than 1,400 tablet owners in the US by Google’s AdMob subsidiary has found that gaming is the most popular use for these devices, considerably ahead of music, video and ebooks.

According to the survey, 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.

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