Web browsing tops tablet activities, study shows
Tablet computers have become effective tools for a wide range of tasks, including entertainment, work and education. But, according to a study from Morgan Stanley, the most common activity for tablet users is simply browsing the web.
In a survey of tablet users, the study reveals that 68 percent of respondents say web browsing is their most frequent activity. Email and social networking both rank high as well, with 62 percent and 53 percent of respondents indicating they use tablets for these activities.
However, tablets aren't only being used for consumption purposes. In schools, many teachers are finding they can use the new technology to expand learning resources and enhance the educational experience for students.
In the workplace, meanwhile, businesses have discovered that tablets can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing employees access to work documents while on the road or in the field.
The limitations of tablet computers have not yet been met, as new applications are being discovered as the technology continues to evolve. According to Adobe® CEO Shantanu Narayen, tablets will eventually be used for creative purposes as well, including web creation and graphic design.