Friday, March 8, 2013

Tablets overtake Smartphones in Web Access

It's impressive to see just how much things have changed in the past couple of years, thanks to the "mobile revolution". smartphones are now daily companions that have changed the way we use traditional "computers" - I've lost count of the times I prefer to read my email on the living room on my smartphone rather than walking to the office and do it on the desktop, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

And if smartphones do that... what about tablets? Tablets might have had a couple years late start, but they are already
overtaking smartphones in web access, and it's expected they'll expand that lead in the coming years. Not bad for a device that lots of people struggled to justify "why" they would need one...

Sure, we must keep in mind that mobile web access still is a long way from the total volume of web access (just 16% are from mobile devices, compared to regular laptops and desktops), but considering we've reached this point in less than 3 years (for tablets), you can imagine it won't take long for mobile accesses to surpass desktop's.

What about you? Are you one of those people that leave their PCs off most of the time, and grab your tablet to do most of the things you did on the computer? Or do you still struggle to justify why you'd need a tablet when you've done so well without one for so many years?

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