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No Love For The Tablet: In Nigeria, Tablets Account For 2.99% Of Internet Usage In October – StatCounter

It’s no news that Tablets have struggled to live up to its initial hype.
Six years after the release of the original iPad, the once booming tablet market is now on the verge of a massive shift, one that not many predicted.
The result from Statcounter shows how dire the situation is for the Tablet industry, especially in Nigeria.
According to the data, Tablets only accounted for 2.99% of Internet usage in Nigeria, a far cry from the Smartphone’s 80.65%.
Kenya’s result was far worse:
While South Africa
… And Ghana went past the 3% benchmark.
The rise of phablets – smartphones with screen sizes approaching those of tablets – is one of the factors behind the decline in the user base for slates.
Can The Tablets Make a Comeback?
Not this year, or next! According to the IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker,  the worldwide tablet market will continue to decline for the remainder of 2016 as well as next year, but will start to see positive growth in two years time as detachable tablets steal market share from PCs.


13 comments on “No Love For The Tablet: In Nigeria, Tablets Account For 2.99% Of Internet Usage In October – StatCounter

  1. kaybang says:

    Detachable tablets like a surface or something?
    Cus I don’t really care for them(tablets)

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:


  3. KingAbsolute says:

    When almost all Nigerians that owns a Tablet only use it for media players, videos, pictures, and playing installed games.

    1. Kumar says:

      Different strokes for different folks.
      Regardless of what you want the droidpad for its more than capable.

  4. tee says:

    The good tablets are expensive, the affordable ones are crap… People see tablets as mobile cinemas… And you cant just compare the experience with a smaller phone..

  5. prime says:

    Microsoft surface is just the truth…. Too bad it’s pretty expensive

  6. Rotimi Popoola says:

    I really do not fancy tablets ain’t surprised tho

  7. ZITA says:

    Not suprise, most of the people i know that own one mainly use it for watching movies

  8. Victor Molokwu says:

    Only a surface deserves money to be spent on it, and iPads are for Android fans who just need a feel of iOS. .
    The rest are garbage

  9. Alli Abiola says:

    You said it all – The introduction of Phablets killed Tablet. #itsallisay

  10. VECTÖR says:

    I personally won’t like anything that would be off my pockets all the time, phablets are better

    1. Omar says:

      There are certain tasks that would make a lot of sense of done on a screen size bigger than 6″.
      Take for example, working on a spreadsheet on your phablet or on the Tecno droidpad 10pro with its 10″ display plus it’s detachable keyboard, which would you prefer?
      Don’t get me started on watching movies or reading ebooks

  11. Omar says:

    which means Tecno droid pad 10pro is move in the right direction.
    The 2 in 1 feature plus the detachable keyboard makes it an interesting proposition for tablet lovers.

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