The number of tablets rose by 54 percent in the UK 2015-06-18 11:41:58 / CONFERENCES

Since the debut of Apple’s iPad in 2010, and the subsequent arrival of rival products such as Amazon Fire, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Google Nexus, there has been an explosion in the popularity of tablets, which are shaping the way people use the internet and watch TV and films.


The proportion of UK households that have one has risen from just 2% in 2011 to 54% this year, according to a report by UK media regulator Ofcom.


Tablets have proven most popular among people aged 34 to 54, with nearly two-thirds of this age group owning one, up from just 2% in 2011.


Sixty percent of 16 to 34-year-olds with own or have access to one, up from 2% in 2011.

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