Tablet internet usage
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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.

Tablet internet usage
Tablet internet usage

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.

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Tablets Internet usage in Nigeria
Tablets Internet usage 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.

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Tablets internet usage in Kenya
Tablets internet usage in Kenya

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.

Tablet internet usage in South Africa
Tablet internet usage in South Africa

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.

Tablet internet usage in Ghana
Tablet internet usage in Ghana

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.

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What do you think has limited the use of tablets in accessing the internet. Let’s hear you.

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