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E-commerce to Be Large Part of Growing App Downloads for Tablets

Eighty percent of tablet app downloads will be for e-commerce, games, digital publishing and social networking by 2016.

Android and iPad tablet users have become and will remain avid app users over the next five years, averaging more than 31 downloads per year per media tablet. A new market intelligence study on emerging tablet applications found that 11 of the 13.7 billion app downloads forecasted for iPad and Android media tablets in 2016 will be focused on four categories: e-commerce, games, digital publishing and social networking.

ABI Research's "iPad, Android Tablet Apps" provides an in-depth look at media tablet applications, including forecasts by app categories by world regions and mobile device.

Consumer market penetration of media tablets is still in the early adopter stage. As media tablet penetration reaches mass market penetration, what use cases will win? What type of applications will become popular? Do media tablet applications look like other device applications, or are they different? Is the app ecosystem different for tablets? Will apps be important over time, or will HTML5 web trump apps?

The report is a component of ABI Research's Mobile Applications Research Service.

Source: ABI Research

Android and iPad tablet users have become and will remain avid app users over the next five years, averaging more than 31 downloads per year per media tablet. A new market intelligence study on emerging tablet applications found that 11 of the 13.7 billion app downloads forecasted for iPad and Android media tablets in 2016 will be focused on four categories: e-commerce, games, digital publishing and social networking.

ABI Research's "iPad, Android Tablet Apps" provides an in-depth look at media tablet applications, including forecasts by app categories by world regions and mobile device.

Consumer market penetration of media tablets is still in the early adopter stage. As media tablet penetration reaches mass market penetration, what use cases will win? What type of applications will become popular? Do media tablet applications look like other device applications, or are they different? Is the app ecosystem different for tablets? Will apps be important over time, or will HTML5 web trump apps?

The report is a component of ABI Research's Mobile Applications Research Service.

Source: ABI Research