What Tablets Are For… [ article ]

I’ll be honest, I would have suspected that people mainly use their tablets to watch Netflix, Hulu or something like that.

source: Flurry


  • yue

    there’s a difference between toilet games and proper games… It just means people are using their tablets more often when taking a shit, otherwise I’m sure “social media” would dominate.

  • oldtaku

    Strangely, my tablet is almost entirely for reading. Pocket, newsfeed, mag subscriptions, comics, books… I have a lot of games I want to play, but don’t, on the tablet just because there’s so much to read.

    My Dad’s consumption on the iPad I got him is almost entirely news and streaming radio stations. My coworker uses his as a note-taking, email, and office device almost exclusively. None of us play games much – or watch video either.

    We’re all over 30, so that might have something to do with it… or it might be that Flurry is mostly loaded in games or other ‘free’ crap that people who will stick their eDick indiscriminately into anything will download , so the sample is extremely self selecting.

  • Falos

    With Handbrake I can load a microSD full of stuff to watch on my smartphone, also 3rd/4th gen emu+roms, mainly playing Earthbound again, atm.

    Tablet would be equipped the same, but those aren’t pocket items so when you grab it (prb at home) it’s more purposeful than a bit of time killing, like bus/subway or waiting rooms or toilet doody.

  • Sarge

    Yeah, I have spent most of my time either browsing the web or reading. Although I did get GemRB and Baldur’s Gate II going on it… maybe I’ll stick with it now!