Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts – January 7, 2021
Active tablet use by country and year
Tablets have been declining in widespread active use over the last five years. Among American online adults, the penetration rate for actively using a tablet has dropped from 60% in 2016 to 36% in 2020. Usage rates have similarly dropped among online adults in the UK and Germany.
While US and UK usage rates have been similar, tablet use in Germany has trailed.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 28, 2020
Tablets are made to be mobile, but are they being used that way? Have tablets made inroads into the workplace or schools? This MetaFAQs reports on the locations that tablets are being used among online adults in three countries and over five years.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 24, 2020
Are tablets being used to play games? Is the share higher or lower among households with more persons? This MetaFAQs reports on the percent of online adults regularly playing a game using a tablet by household size and country.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 14, 2020
The penetration of Apple iPads has shifted over the last five years, with larger households behaving differently than smaller ones. This MetaFAQs reports on the active market penetration of Apple iPads by household size in the US, UK, and Germany.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 12, 2020
Smartphones, tablets, and notebooks are all mobile devices, and yet a desire for mobility alone does not mean that online adults will actively use all three. This MetaFAQs looks at the penetration of at least one actively-used smartphone, notebook, or tablet among online adults in the US, Germany, the UK, and Japan.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 31, 2020
The market penetration of actively-used tablets has shifted, following a similar pattern in more than one country. This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of online adults actively using a tablet in the US, Germany, and UK from 2016 through 2020.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 24, 2020
How actively used are tablets? What is the mean number of hours they are used during a week? This MetaFAQs reports on the average (mean) number of hours using a tablet among online adults in the US, the UK, and Germany for 2018 through 2020.
By Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, April 24, 2020
Busy parents are busier than ever
Parents are busier than ever with the many stay-at-home conditions and school closures across the US now.
Two days ago (April 22, 2020), we surveyed 322 online adults with children 18 or younger. We asked them about the computing devices in their homes, how they share them, what they plan to buy in the next few months, and how an additional home PC might affect their home.
Most parents say they have enough computing devices at home. Nearly two-thirds (61%) have as many or more PCs or tablets as people. Many parents said an additional personal PC is not really wanted, as most (35%) say it would make no difference and feel they have enough (12%).
Those few who would welcome a new home computer value several benefits. One-sixth (16%) expect more efficiency – getting more done with less effort, whether it is more schoolwork or for work from home. Almost as many (14%) expect they would have to share the PCs they have less often. They predict there would be fewer fights between their children. (and who wouldn’t appreciate that!).
Yours, mine, and mine
With the many PCs they have in their home, we asked how and if they share them amongst themselves.
More than half (55%) share PCs, with higher priority given to schoolwork (34%) and working from home (25%). Another half (48%) do not regularly share PCs.