Tablets used for educational activities [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, April 2, 2021 

How prevalent are educational activities with tablets? Are more adult’s tablets being used for educational activities for adults or for children? This MetaFAQs details the percentage of adults doing adult’s and children’s educational activities with tablets in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. 

About MetaFAQs 

MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services. The current wave of TUP is TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual. 

Current subscribers may use the comprehensive TUP datasets to obtain even more results or tailor these results to fit their chosen segments, services, or products. As subscribers choose, they may use the TUP inquiry service, online interactive tools, or analysis previously published by MetaFacts. 

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Indexing 

TUP Lenses: Tablets, Activities, Households 

Tags: Tablets, Activities, Tablet Activities, Education, Children 

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Children’s schoolwork by device type-American adults with kids 6-17 by adult’s gender [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 24, 2021

There are many ways for school-age children to get help with their schoolwork. This MetaFAQs looks at the connected devices that adults regularly use to help – PCs, smartphones, or tablets.

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Schoolwork and younger children’s education by device type [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 23, 2021

During pandemic times, many school-age children, especially younger ones, are getting their education at home. This MetaFAQs reports on adults’ connected devices for children’s schoolwork and other educational activities. We have split the results by device type – home PC, smartphone, tablet, or work PC – and country – the US, Germany, the UK, and Japan.

About MetaFAQs

MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services. The current wave of TUP is TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.

Current subscribers may use the comprehensive TUP datasets to obtain even more results or tailor these results to fit their chosen segments, services, or products. As subscribers choose, they may use the TUP inquiry service, online interactive tools, or analysis previously published by MetaFacts.

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US adult voice assistant/speaker users by brand platform and number of Apple devices [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 17, 2021

Voice assistants Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa can be used on various devices. This MetaFAQs reports on the number of adults in the US who actively use a voice assistant on a smartphone, tablet, or PC, or use a voice-enabled speaker from Apple, Google, or Amazon. This is split by the voice assistant platform’s brand and the number of Apple devices they use – spanning iPhones, iPads, Macs, Watches, Apple TV set-top boxes, or HomePods. There are two charts – one with the millions of Americans and another with the percentage within each voice assistant platform.

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US adults with voice-enabled speakers by number of Apple devices [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 16, 2021

Apple’s HomePod smart speaker incorporates voice command using Apple Siri to connect with an Apple iPhone and Apple’s HomeKit home automation control hub. The HomePod is tightly integrated with other Apple products, which helps those who have many Apple devices and may discourage those who do not. This MetaFAQs reports on the number of adults in the US who actively use at least one Apple HomePod by the number of Apple devices they use – including iPhones, iPads, Macs, Watches, Apple TV set-top boxes, or HomePods. There are two charts – one with the millions of Americans by their number of Apple devices and another with the percentage within each smart speaker brand.

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Communication platforms – fast, now, or visible? [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 12, 2021

The frustrated plea “can you hear me now?” has evolved to include “can you see me now?” During pandemic and suddenly-working-at-home times, video calls have driven home the importance of having a robust, fast, and synchronous connection. Asynchronous activities such as text messaging and email don’t have the same need for speed and an instantaneous persistent connection.

It got me wondering – are people choosing one device over another for communication that demands higher-bandwidth or low-latency connections? Is there an age difference preference for right-now synchronous versus later-on asynchronous communication activities? Furthermore, are there other aspects beyond bandwidth and immediacy that encourage people to choose one device over another for certain types of communications? Are video work meetings, for example, more PC-based than smartphone-based?

So, I investigated our results from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020 to compare how widely communication activities are in regular use. I netted together asynchronous activities separately from synchronous ones. Then, I looked at differences by device type – smartphone, home PC, and tablet. I also looked at differences by age group, knowing that younger adults often have different sensibilities and experiences around communication than older or the oldest adults.

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