It seems tablets – i mean the device, not drugs – are not really fancied in Nigeria as very recent statistics from StatCounter reveals that tablets account for only 2.99% of internet usage in October.
Let me make it clearer to you. The tablet computers, commonly shortened to tablet, a thin, flat mobile computer with a touchscreen display, which in 2016 is usually color, processing circuitry, and a rechargeable battery in a single device and often come equipped with sensors, including digital cameras, a microphone, and an accelerometer, despite all these, does not command more than 2.99% of people accessing the internet in Nigeria.
I want to believe people love doing things extreme. Just like you love your coffee either hot or cold, never warm, I guess internet surfers love to use either a relatively big desktop, or a small mobile phone but never the medium sized tablet.
Well, that’s Nigeria. Let look at a few other African countries. In Kenya, the stats revealed that Nigeria was a bit fair. Tablets usage in accessing the net was pegged at 1.27%, while desktop usage is at 10.77% and mobile takes up the rest. It seems to me Kenyans are actually having a beef with tablets.
In south Africa, 4.54% of internet users make use of the tablet. 27.88% use desktop, 67.59% use mobile phones. This one is a bit fair compared to the rest, but still very bad.
And lastly, Ghana. 3.62% use tablets to access the internet in Ghana, 29.27% use desktop and the remaining 67.11% make use of mobile phones.
Well those are the stats from four African countries and they are surely not looking good for tablets. It either a mobile phone or a desktop.
What do you think has limited the use of tablets in accessing the internet. Let’s hear you.